snorkels

Submitted: Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 14:59
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Hi All
Just a query i have a gu111 turbo diesel and i am looking at putting a snorkel on it, do they have a pipe that joins the snorkel to the air box because the air intake is in the front corner of the guard and the snorkel is only at the rear of the guard.
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 16:10

Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 16:10
Tim, their is one don't know if it's already there or comes in kit but i would suggest getting it fitted as you don't want too cut a hole in the wrong place.Regards Bob
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Reply By: Member - Haldo - Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 17:33

Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 17:33
Tim,
Spend the extra dollars and have the job done professionally as I am sure you'd hate to make a blue in cutting into the guard.

(I try to save money whereever I can but Murphy's Law always manifests itself when it comes to doing things like this.)Haldo
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 20:47

Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 20:47
$100 for Alan at Outback Accessories in Seaford to fit the snorkel.

Me and Luke did his on his GQ, there was $200+ in tools....

Pay the $100 lifes easier.
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Follow Up By: tim - Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 07:32

Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 07:32
I am not fitting it "TOO SCARY" but is there a joiner pipe between the snorkel and air box just that i looked at a kit the other day and it did not have one in it
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Reply By: mark - Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 09:19

Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 09:19
Tim,
I have just fitted a nissan snorkel to my gu111 turbo diesel and did not have any drama's at all. Yes it is scary cutting a hole in your nice shiny new paintwork but withj the right preparation no job is too hard. The nissan snorkel kit has a very good template that positions the fixing holes on the gaurd and on the pillar. Once you remove the inner wheel liner and move the arial out of the way you have to remove the metal air box extention that is bolted inside the gaurd. An easy way to drill the big hole in the gaurd is to mark it out with a pair of dividers and then use a small pilot drill to go all the way around the inside of the required diameter. Then drill a bigger hole in every 2nd hole. You will find that by doing this a couple of times that the holes will eventually join and the piece will fall out. Then it is just a matter of a half round file too finish it off. Yes it takes longer to fit this way but it is cheaper and i got great satisfaction in the end result. Hope this helps.
Mark W
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Reply By: Luke - Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 16:22

Tuesday, Oct 07, 2003 at 16:22
There is nothing scary about it at all!

Truckster is right, I payed out for some good tools to fit mine, so it cost more than having it fitted, but I'll have those tools for years to come, and will use them on many jobs :-)

I enjoyed fitting mine, and it really is very simple.

If you use the template, double check it's the right one, and double check your placement before drilling you won't have any problems!

Anyway, $100 for fitting is cheap, but DIY'ing is fun :-D

Do it which ever way you like.
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Reply By: Mick - Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 09:00

Wednesday, Oct 08, 2003 at 09:00
The kit should have a joiner pipe, take it back and get another kit.
I have fitted 3 GU's and many GQ's myself and have had no problems.
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