|Yellow arrows point to the foam I'm talking about.|
So yes, while I do like to maintain a clean car, you just tend to forget about things under the hood... however, a few weeks ago, I was "window shopping" at my local hardware store when I spotted this:
|Ok hard to tell what it is, but it's a waterproof "seal flex molding" with double stick tape, |
used by professionals for home construction as well as on cars.
Anyway, first step was to get rid of the ugly worn out foam:
|wow that is ugly...|
|I now suspect that this foam is NOT OEM.. but luckily the underlying tape could still be peeled off|
|Feels good to remove ugliness|
|I wonder what melted on the upper left side?? Time to hunt for a new snorkel...|
|Here is a better photo of the rubber foam tape I used, on top of the now cleaned up snorkel|
|Carefully applying the new foam tape... |
which actually turned out to have much higher density...I would argue that this is better to prevent air from leaking?
|Not bad, not bad at all sir...|
So here it is, all done. Extremely easy job. I think this looks even better and perhaps closer to OEM than what was on before?