100 Series Snorkel

Submitted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 10:14
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I have just had a Safari Snorkel fitted to my 100 Series petrol Landcruiser. I thought that i might check to see if it was sealed properly, by placing a plastic bag over the snorkel head. I would have thought that the engine would have starved of air and stalled, or at least changed its beat. Nothing appeared to change. Would this mean that there is a leak in the system.On idle there appears to only aslight movement in air flow. At about 1800 RPM, there is only mildly more movement.
Thanks for any feedback
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Greg
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 10:28

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 10:28
did it suck the air out of the bag?

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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 10:29

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 10:29
Have you fully sealed the air box??

There is a couple of water discharge outlets located in the air filter box which will allow air to be sucked in if the snorkel head is blocked.

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Follow Up By: Horacehighroller - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 11:44

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 11:44
The water discharge is supposed to happen once the engine is off and the vacuum gone.

With the engine running, the vacuum in the intake system should seal that outlet and prevent any air entering.

I check(remove) my water drain regularly to remove any leaves/debris that has accumulated.

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 11:57

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 11:57
Peter,

My point is if the snorkel head is blocked off the water discharge point will then be the weakest point of the system and possibly fail allowing air to enter the system.

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Reply By: Crackles - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 10:30

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 10:30
Greg did you cover just the end of the intake or the entire air ram as there are drainage slots where the hose clamp holds it on?
Cheers Craig.
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Reply By: GregF - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 11:35

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 11:35
Thanks for your replys Gents.
Sounds like I should have a better look before I rouse on the mob that supplied and fitted the snorkel. In regards to the drain holes in the bottom of the filter housing, should I be blocking them as well.
Also I was warned not to run a K&N filter in my 3 Litre Patrol, Does the same Apply with the Cruiser.
Thanks again
Greg
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Follow Up By: Horacehighroller - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 18:39

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 18:39
Petrol motor must have a different air filter housing.

There are no holes in my 2000 HZJ 105 air cleaner housing.

Peter
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Reply By: Member - Noel K (NT) - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 13:55

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 13:55
Hi Greg,
When I fitted mine to my 100series, me being me, I pulled the whole air intake apart back to the engine side of filter and found five places it could have let water in. Under the mudguard there is an expansion box that the snorkel connects to and when I filled it with water to check it, water poured out from joins, pop rivets and the foam dust seals. The instructions mention nothing about these points that have the potential to destroy your motor.
I replaced the expansion box with PVC storm water pipe and used rubber hose to re-join and hose clamps and siliconed every thing.You need peace of mind when in deep water as there is no room for water in a diesel motor.

Noel.
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