Snorkels and induction noise

Submitted: Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 13:05
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Hi all, I just had a Safari snorkel fitted to my new Rodeo turbodiesel and in my opinion it has ruined the vehicle, I now have a very intrusive drone from 2500rpm in all gears it is so bad it makes parts of the dash vibrate in sympathy. The ARB dealer that fitted it says that everything has been done properly and there is nothing they can do. I feel like taking it off but this would require a new guard.
Do you think I have any recourse through Safari, Does anyone know of a way to rectify the problem. I have tried driving with the snorkel disconnected but its still very noisy as the original expansion chamber inside the guard was removed to fit the snorkel.
Regards Ken.
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Reply By: Notso - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 13:19

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 13:19
Mate, I know of a few blokes who'd open the window and stick their heads out specially to listen to that!

They all do it a bit, but yours does sound excessive. Do you reckon there is some contact between the vehicle and the body, for example is the pipe connection to the snorkel tube on a diect line from the engine so that the vibrations from the engine are transferred to the panel work?
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Reply By: Member - Nick (Kununurra) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 14:38

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 14:38
What about the bracket on the pillar to the snorkel,the screw heads arnt touching the body are they.
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Reply By: hl - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 14:58

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 14:58
Put a sock in it.
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Follow Up By: ol coot - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 15:44

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 15:44
Had the same problem on my jackaroo with an Airtec snorkel.I contacted Airtech(TJM I think) and they made me up a thicker walled one.The original one flexed to much with the turbo's air needs and caused a lot of vibration.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 17:14

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 17:14
Mine drones a little too, after all the pleading and cajoling to get one I just keep the bosses wondow closed.

Of course when she's not in the car I open it to bask in the sound.
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Reply By: Billowaggi - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 18:04

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 18:04
Thanks for all the replys, I will try a sock, the ARB guys also suggested a Hiclone. I do not think the noise is due to the mounting of the snorkel as it is still there with the pipe between the air filter and the snorkel removed . I think it is due to the removal of the pipe and expansion chamber that was inside the guard.
Regards Ken.
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Follow Up By: Member - John R (NSW) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 19:35

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 19:35
Ken,
ARB wouldn't sell hiclones would they? If so, they should be shot for encouraging you to spend more money to fix a problem that clearly wasn't there before they did the work.
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Follow Up By: Billowaggi - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 22:41

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 22:41
Hi John, they are not ARB but an authorised agent in a small town [WA].
Regards Ken.
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Reply By: Geoff M (Newcastle, NSW) - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 18:47

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 18:47
Hi Ken,
What about a short chat to Safari?
Maybe they've had others comment as you are doing and know something about your concerns.

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Reply By: bigcol - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:41

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 21:41
i had a genuine Nissan one fitted to the Navara and it's noisy as well.
Not so much as a drone but a definite wooshing noise that wasn't there before hand.
It's now made what was a very quiet ride into something that sounds like the fan is doing a million revs when you get up it a bit
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Follow Up By: Billowaggi - Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 22:46

Monday, Apr 17, 2006 at 22:46
Had a snorkel on my previous 4by,[ 79 series 'cruiser diesel] it was noisy too but a 'nice noise' like a big diesel, this is just an annoying booming sound in the cabin.
Ken.
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 11:12

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 11:12
Given that river crossings may only be a rarety it makes you think twice about getting a snorkel fitted. Having said that there are so many snorkels out there they can't be too bad with most vehicles.? Do all owners fit snorkels for water crossings or is it sometimes for the reported improvement in performance..??

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Follow Up By: Kiwi Kia - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 11:16

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 11:16
1. Less dust up there.
2. The normal air intake on some vehicles is so low that even water splash can enter
the induction system.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 14:57

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 14:57
Mine was quiet as, could only hear it with the window down and radio off and low revs if you were going slow, like 4wding over rough stuff etc. It was a great sound, pitty it wasn't louder.

Then I removed the stupid washing air restrictor thing and got my power and economy back but now it makes an awful noise like whiring and sucking, not that nice burble it had before, but again, you have to have the window dow to even hear it and it's not even noticable with the radio on.
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