Hiclone in 80 series diesel

Submitted: Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 23:05
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Hi , Can anyone give me information on whether fitting a Hiclone to my 96 diesel cruiser will result in more power & better fuel economy. I,m also looking for a second hand snorkel, which one is better Air-Tec or Safari.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 23:46

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 23:46
there are 3 proven ways that will get more power out o your 80 in assending order they are1) extractors and big bore exaust 2) turbo and 3) brunwick turbo diesal v8
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Reply By: Trekkie - Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 00:45

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 00:45
You will be sorry you asked the question about Hyclone (lets see how many civil replies you get)

I put one (two) in several years ago - very hard to tell, but possibly more power.

I prefer the Safari snorkel - never heard a bad report about them

Not sure what you can do to a '96 80 series, but the best thing I ever did was to fit a Dtronics chip to my 100 series
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 01:11

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 01:11
d tronic wont work in an 80 as they run a mechanical fuel pump. You can however get increases tuning the fuel pump but that is a black art that only some specialists are capable of
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 09:05

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 09:05
Do a search here for "hiclone"

and on many other 4wd sites............

In a nutshell, if it was that easy and cheap to produce the sort of results they claim they produce, don't you think the vehicle manufacturers would produce and use equivalent items in their vehicles off the showroom floor?????

They are after all only some pressed tin, probably 5-10 dollars worth in commercial quantities (plus the markup the Hiclone ppl add....)

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Follow Up By: David N. - Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 10:02

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 10:02
Fuel economy is a big selling point.
Anyone who thinks the manufacturers wouldn't include a bit of pressed tin in the intake to improve economy is dreaming.
The have also been numerous tests over the years which prove they don't work.
Don't waste your money.
1. Fit a better exhaust, whether normally aspirated or turbo it'll help a lot.
2.Check tyre pressures regularly
3.Don't drive around with a roof rack unless you absolutely need it
4.Accelerate and drive just a bit slower- you'll be amazed at the difference in fuel economy.
5. Don't carry excess weight- it all costs fuel.
There are of course more- all basically common sense.
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Reply By: Member - RockyOne - Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 10:12

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 10:12
Seems to me it would work well in a carby motor'cause the 'clone gets the air/fuel mixture spinning and mixing on the journey along the inlet manifold..When the mixture enters the combustion chamber it would have intergrated most (read most) of the components of the fuel/air mixture..However,my (non rocket scientist) theory is that,with the 'clone on a diesel motor,we have got the air only component to rotate nicelyon the trip along the manifold,but,unfortunately,by the time the diesel is injected under pressure,combustion occurs,so it was all to no avail..Maybe that's why gas turbine motors are so efficent,as the fuel is forced in to a turbulent air stream. Who knows? RockyOne
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Reply By: BenSpoon - Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 12:21

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 12:21
Hiclones.... I gave mine away

Snorkel- I got an airtec because they are cheaper, and at the time safari were only making crap looking square ones. I understand that safari is now also doing moulded ones though. I reckon they are on par with each other- I bash bush in cruisers with both, and can vouch for both brands durability. The airtec seems to be less obtrusive to the eye though and I never really notice it when driving my car. Driving work vehicles with safari ones, I do tend to notice it more at times.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 14:15

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 14:15
Ok, just print this out and store it for future use:

*** Instructions for removing Hiclone ***
1. First remove Intake Hose from air box.
2. Remove Hiclone.
3. Stare at it and Scratch head while wondering why you thought it would ever work.
4. Refit intake hose.
5. Post on here that you have one "free to a good home" in case anyone else wishes to try.

PS. I've got one free to a good home if anyone else wants to try, BTW I never paid for it, it was in the car when I got it... Really, it was!

Safari snorkels are a great product, possibly a little more torque but I wouldn't spend the money on it if that's all I wanted out of it. Just make sure they don't put the restrictor at the top of the snorkel and if they do remove it straight away, otherwise it could worsen your power output!
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Reply By: Sparkie C - Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 16:58

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 16:58
A friend in the local 4WD club recently tested his 80 series petrol on the dyno and got an extra 5HP from the motor when they removed the Hyclone, needless to say he was very impressed.
He now has it mounted above his bar at home.
Im not going to try one
Sparkie C
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Reply By: Plumb - Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 21:10

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 21:10
I bought two hiclones for my TD Navara and used them for the 30 day gaurantee period and returned them to get a full refund.
They didn't work on my vehicle.
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