BJ74 snorkel options

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  1. roscoFJ73

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    I think so. But one issue I would be wary of from cheap snorkels is the UV degradation of cheap plastic over time. In 5 years they may turn into a brittle mess.
     
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    I can see that happening too.
     
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    Hello,

    A combination of grease and silicone makes OEM intake piping water tight. A ring of the former on the inside of the joint, and a coat of the latter on the rest. A bit simple but effective.

    Grease will block dirt or fluids (water/mud) that pass through the silicone sealant.

    The same should work for the snorkel duct.







    Juan
     
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    I just don't trust the joint through the fender to be 100% watertight. With some silicone it would probably be fine.

    And yes, it's a Western Australian plate :)
     
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    Is this joint plastic to plastic or plastic to rubber hose?
     
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    It goes: Plastic snorkel, metal fender, rubber boot, airbox. In that order. The joint I would silicone would be the plastic snorkel to the metal fender.
     
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