SEALED VS UN­SEALED

4 x 4 Australia - - Gear -

A SEALED snorkel will pre­vent wa­ter and dust from en­ter­ing an en­gine, while un­sealed snorkels, designed as a multi-piece con­struc­tion are, ac­cord­ing to Air­flow’s David Mel­lords, “made for the ben­e­fit of ex­ter­nal air in­duc­tion but not with wa­ter pro­tec­tion in mind”.

Any se­ri­ous off-roader will flick an un­sealed snorkel in favour of a sealed one as soon as the keys to the new rig ex­change hands, as an un­sealed snorkel won’t be much chop when the tracks get dusty or wet.

The ex­perts agreed: “We don’t un­der­stand why any­one would fit a snorkel only to leave it un­sealed,” said Sherpa’s James David.

“A sealed snorkel is the only snorkel to have,” added Adam Craze.

“TJM Airtec snorkels are all pos­i­tively sealed to the ve­hi­cle’s air box dur­ing in­stal­la­tion,” said TJM’S Brad Cooper, adding: “It’s im­por­tant to note that to en­sure the war­ranty of your ve­hi­cle you must fol­low the man­u­fac­turer’s hand­book to en­sure you have com­plied with their rec­om­men­da­tions for wa­ter wad­ing and gen­eral ve­hi­cle op­er­a­tion.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.