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Old 21st January 2009, 22:46   #31
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Thats the way snorkel was fitted on a 540 I saw on road.

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Old 21st January 2009, 23:29   #32
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'An angel' here in Bangalore has volunteered to help design & fabricate the Snorkel Head in Fiber Glass.
Shanavaz, need the address of the angel please! Thanks in advance!
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Old 22nd January 2009, 15:43   #33
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Old 22nd January 2009, 18:27   #34
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An option would be to order the snorkel head from the Force Motors Gurkha and fabricate everything else.
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Brilliant ,,, why did'nt anyone else think about this !! This is almost a clean fit on t MM's
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I have a MM540 which I use for Offroading with our Northern India Offroad Club (NIOC). Have been thinking of getting a snorkel istalled in the Jeep.

There is no snorkel available that can be installed in Mahindra Jeeps. I have been thinkin of installing a snorkel that is installed on Eicher trucks.

Wanted advice will that snorkel work.

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An option would be to order the snorkel head from the Force Motors Gurkha and fabricate everything else.
My thoughts, too. A cheaper solution would be just to put a mandrel bend in the pipe near the tip and point the tip toward the ground so rain can not get in. If river water gets that high the driver and co-driver better be able to hold their breath.

I think if one is going to go into deep water they had better check carefully what else is going to get wet. Here the hose from the filter to the engine intake looks like one of those paper/carboard things that water will destroy in short order.
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My thoughts, too. A cheaper solution would be just to put a mandrel bend in the pipe near the tip and point the tip toward the ground so rain can not get in.
Hey DD, Great minds think alike eh? I was just contemplating that setup in my 540 especially for the differential breathers.. Also, having a 'U' bend inside helps air pass but restricts water unless one is in very deep waters!

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Hey DD, Great minds think alike eh? I was just contemplating that setup in my 540 especially for the differential breathers.. Also, having a 'U' bend inside helps air pass but restricts water unless one is in very deep waters!

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Hey better option is what I have done Eicher Air Intake cost (Rs.450) on the B pillar of 540. take the hose through the body behind the footrest. a PVC pipe the entrance of the engine and connect the Air intake hose.


I will put pictures of the same in the next post. I have not clicked them yet. but Harjeev did take some pics in the 25th NIOC OTR of the snorkel and connection.

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Old 26th January 2009, 21:09   #39
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This is how I have fitted my MM540 with an Eicher Air Intake as a snorkel
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Nice picture Tusker4x4, is the piping airtight? I hope it is ! Good job!
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Nice picture Tusker4x4, is the piping airtight? I hope it is ! Good job!
Lets hope for the best, Seems to be. The joints besides the clamps etc have been fixed with super glue and some amount of water proofing.

My clutch had some problem for the 25th NIOC OTR so had to leave the Jeep on the track. could not test it in water.

Next time will definately do that and post an update.

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Nice picture Tusker4x4, is the piping airtight? I hope it is ! Good job!
Hi Headers, Just wanted to knw how to waterproof the Starter Motor, Alternator & Diffrential nipples.

After the snorkel I think these will be the only 2 places that water can damage/stall the vechile in a OTR.

Pls let me knw the other points that needs to be taken care off and suggest the solutions

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Hi My MM 550 is ready with Snorkel
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Hey Vijay, the snorkel looks very nice & neatly fabricated. Great work sir.

Now I need to get this done on my Gypsy soon.
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Hi My MM 550 is ready with Snorkel
It has come out really nice sir. now i can imagine how it would look on my 540.

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Hey Vijay, the snorkel looks very nice & neatly fabricated. Great work sir.

Now I need to get this done on my Gypsy soon.
Shahnawaz, come on.. anyways going nowhere this weekend. lets do it for your zuki as wel.
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