How to fit a snorkel - with photos

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 19:50
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As promised I have taken photos while fitting a snorkel to my 100 series TD.

1 : First take the plastic under guard off, then take the end of the filter box off.

2 : Take the indicator light out.

3 : Place the template over the guard and tape on, with a marker pen mark the points where you have to drill the holes.

4 : Drill a pilot hole first, then drill the holes for the holding studs to 15mm, then using a 95mm hole saw, drill the 2 holes for the snorkel to fit. Once you have drilled these holes you can take a cutting disc and a 4 inch grinder and trim the excess between the holes, then with a die grinder chamfer the edges. After this put on some paint to prevent rust.

5 : Once this is done you can put the studs in the snorkel, place the snorkel in place, then mark the holes for the bracket to hold the top of the snorkel, remove the snorkel and place the bracket on your marks, then mark the holes for the screws.
Drill holes for screws using 7mm drill bit, tap in plugs for the screws.

6 : Once the bracket is secure you can then replace the snorkel and bolt it into place. The top nut is a bugger to do and a ratchet spanner is the way to go.

7 : When the snorkel is in place put the rubber joining boot on as far as possible. This will help later. Take the piece from the end of the filter box and cut a grove in the end that will be joined by the rubber boot, then using some silicon, replace the filter box end.

8 : Put the two hose clamps over the rubber boot, then pull rubber boot over the end of the filter box and do up hose clamps.

9 : Replace plastic under guard, put the snorkel ram on the top, then with a beer in one hand stand back and admire handiwork.

If you wish to use this information fee free to do so, This was just a couple of mates a couple of beers and a Sunday afternoon.

Cheers Steve.
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 20:40

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 20:40
Nice work and photos. I run in bush a lot so have turned my snorkel intake around to face the rear. We do this to stop brush or vines being hooked under the intake and ripping the top off. I do not believe there is any worthwhile ram effect by facing the intake forward.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 07:00

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 07:00

One minor point, You forgot to reposition the indicator light just below the snorkel.
Looks like another Sunday afternoon and another beer or two.

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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 08:27

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 08:27
Hey Wayne.

No I didn't forget, I just didn't have the right tool to do it.

I may replace it later.

Cheers Steve.
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