safari snorkel

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 12:27
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Hello there, I am planning to install a safari snorkel to my NL pajero diesel. Are there any drama's installing these? are there any special tools required? Or is is it better to have to have it installed by the supplier (cost $120 but).
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Reply By: flappan - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 13:29

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 13:29
I'm not aware of any special tools required.

I haven't done it . . . . yet, but its pretty straight forward if you are a half way competent handyman.

One thing is though, you are drilling and cutting a LARGE hole in the side of the PJ. For some that is a concern, espcially if a mistake is made.

Your fault your problem. At least with getting someone how does it often, its their fault their problem.
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Reply By: Tony - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 13:44

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 13:44
Measure twice cut once, and paint all bare metal edges. (you will regret it latter if you don't).

The instructions that come with a safari are very good and the template spot on.
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Reply By: Time - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 13:46

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 13:46
For the reasons above, get the pro to do it. Not only is there the cutting problem, but you will spend ages pulling out the inner guards, trying to locate bolts and nuts and finally looking for band aids for the ripped knuckles! It's a B****** of a job, $120 is cheap for all the grief it will save you.


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Reply By: Truckster - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 16:38

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 16:38
For the price of installation, I wouldnt even contemplate it!! I have seen ONE, person bodge his up, the template was WRONG!

No apologies or financial help to get it sorted out, just a new template, only after he sent the wrong one back!

Fitting a snorkel is only $100 from outback accessories in seaford. Ask for Alan.. (not hard hes the only one there :p )
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Reply By: Member - AndrewPatrol - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 18:45

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 18:45
I have fitted two snorkels (experience plus!!!!!!!!!) to my own vehicles. differnt vehicles, different snorkels. I'd rate Safari the best quality template and best standard of product. Compare the template to the snorkel and to the car. Compare the snorkel to the car. do this all at least twice. One tool that I would not do without is a hole saw (if you can borrow one- doesn't have to be the right size, just means you have to be more accurate) it makes a much neater job. One of the cars I fitted was a pajero and its not that hard getting the under guard off. Use silicone for the connections of the snorkel. File and paint the bare metal edges. Consider a donaldson pre cleaner also- it helps stop the dust. Snorkels don't stop as much dust as claimed.
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Follow Up By: Gompy - Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 14:10

Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 14:10
Thanks guy's, that was very helpfull, I think I give it a go!! just one question, how is the snorkel attached to the pillar?? I had a look at a couple but could'nt figure it out, thanks..
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Follow Up By: Slunnie - Saturday, Mar 01, 2003 at 00:08

Saturday, Mar 01, 2003 at 00:08
Mine is rivited to the pillar, so you will need a pop rivit gun,
If yours is like mine, the instructions said I needed a 16mm drill for the bolt holes. A 12mm worked well. My holesaw was also out (too large) by 6mm and again no problem. Trust the template and don't worry, its straight forwad and a bit of fun.

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Follow Up By: Member - AndrewPatrol - Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 19:51

Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 19:51
You drill holes, insert some plastic screw inserts and fit the metal bracket with screws into the placky doovers . then screw the snorkel to the bracket. Easiest part of the hole exercise
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 14:25

Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 14:25
Gompy, From my experience of fitting a safari snork. to 80 series, you need 2 things, either a 80mm hole saw($80 for mine), or take it to dealer. I did mine without the H/saw, and would never attempt it again, without one.

And you do need thin arms, dislocated wrists and 4 hours of patience. Hooroo...
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