Testing a New Snorkel

Submitted: Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:54
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Hi All. Just fitted a new snorkel to the GQ 2.8 TD. How do I test it to see that it is all sealed up. I know I could drive into a big wet hole but it may be a bit risky (Testing a $300 part using a 6k engine as a fuse!!!!). Is there any other way that is simple and effective????? I was thinking of taking the air filter part of and sealing it then filling with water on a dry day. Any other ideas.

Thanks in advance Steve
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:59

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 16:59
I have heard of people putting a plastic bag over the snorkel and if it sucks all the air out it should pop and you should hear no sucking in the engine way and the engine will probably stall if the bag does not pop
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Follow Up By: kiwicol - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 17:15

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 17:15
i wouldnot suggest that as the tube is only plastic and will collapse the plumbing under the bonnet. Col
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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 17:16

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 17:16
worked a treat for me when I tested my when someone gave me this advise years ago
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Follow Up By: kiwicol - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 17:20

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 17:20
92 gq 4.2 diesal put my hand over the snorkel at idel ( dont ask why ) totally collapesed plastic tubing from pre filter to main had to replace due to pin holes . Col
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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 17:22

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 17:22
what sort of snorkel do you have? my tubing in my Nissan snorkel is all hard plastic
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Follow Up By: kiwicol - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 18:06

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 18:06
snorkel not the problem its the soft tubing under the bonnet from the factory pre cleaner to the main filter on top of the motor
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Reply By: garryk - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 17:07

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 17:07
G'day
I suggest the best way to check the snorkel plumbing for leaks would to to spray some Aerostart around any possible leak areas with the engine at idle the engine will increase revs if any intake leaks are present
Only do this for the snorkel plumbing , not after the turbo
Garry
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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 19:43

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 19:43
Never ever give a diesel Drugs.

Cheers Steve.
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Reply By: Top End Explorer Tours - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 19:24

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 19:24
Just do what I do, Drive it through 1.2 metre's of water if you get through, It is sealed. LOL

Cheers Steve.
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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 19:46

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 19:46
someone once told me a trick was to put a sheet of paper over the intake and motor at idle should hold it over the grid.
He tried this method and found that his new disco wouldn't hold paper in place, further investigations found that the lazy bas...ds didn't join the snorkel to the aircleaner box under the gaurd!, thus rendering snorkel completly useless.
Shane
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 00:25

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 00:25
rap the inlet of the snorkel up with some sort of plastic, fit an air line to it (in it) pump up to around 10 psi, get some soapy water and check for air leaks, also check all the joints right to the engine..

come on Steve.. ;-)

Richard
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 00:29

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 00:29
Sorry didn't mean that to come out the way it did..

"come on Steve.. ;-)"

Cheers

Richard
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