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Old 04-02-2012, 07:48 PM
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thinking of a snorkel

Does anyone have any good ideas on how to build a snorkel for my yj? I live in Washington where it rains 90% of the year so im just looking for ideas any help is appreciated

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Old 04-02-2012, 08:07 PM   #2
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I have been thinking about it also, any pics of inside and outside of snorkel assembly would be nice.

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Old 04-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #3
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Same here, i want to see someone do a snorkel for a 4.2 L carburated
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:04 PM
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Yea no kidding. Lol. Im thinking that I may make it so that the top is angled towards the back of the jeep so i don't suck up rain water when im driving down the road.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:06 PM
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And it may be somewhat easy to do one for a carb of you use the air intake base off of a fuel injection engine.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:17 AM   #6
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I would like to see any and all snorkels too.

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Old 04-03-2012, 12:12 PM   #7
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Yea no kidding. Lol. Im thinking that I may make it so that the top is angled towards the back of the jeep so i don't suck up rain water when im driving down the road.
I don't have any issues with water. I run an arb snorkel. When you go offroad turn it sideways so you don't sling mud into it. I have to change filters every month because it picks up EVERYTHING!
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:21 PM   #8
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As with most things, the engineers have already thought of it.



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Old 04-04-2012, 12:44 AM   #9
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Believe it or not. I bought a snorkel in Asia a couple of yrs ago. For $60 bucks brand new. The only thing was that I ended up dropping my windshield washer reservoir to the bottom to clear the intake hose from the snorkel to the air filter housing. Looks nice..
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:16 AM   #10
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i built mine out of pvc. cost like about $40 to make and it was fully functional. i had a 4.0 but i siliconed the entire air box, got a hole saw and cut the hole and glued the pvc into the box.

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(ignore the small curb im 'flexin' on lol)


after i had it all mocked up i used straps to secure it to the truck and 95% of it was pvc glued. i did however leave the connection that goes from the engine bay to outside the truck just siliconed so i could remove it if need be. i then wrapped it with the digital camo duct tape from walmart
and heres another reason to want a snorkel
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Here are some pictures of mine, i have pictures of the built and a full parts list. Let me know if you want that and I can pm that to you. good luck
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Firstresponder if you wouldn't mind send me some pics and the parts list thanks. Been wanting a snorkel.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:08 PM   #13
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weber makes a snorkel adapter for carbs. check redline weber

also, i found that the intake adapter and hosing from a newer cadi fits a carb top perfectly. just get a new gasket for the adapter base and a gasket for the wingnut and it should be good to go
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The problem with going strait into your carb is where do you put the air filter? the way mine is set up it runs into the existing airbox using a MAF housing as the the connection port.
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I have the 4.2 as well what i was thinking of doing is finding an airbox in the junkyard that would fit under the hood and using that between the carb and snorkel to still get filtration. once i find one ill post pics.
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The problem with going strait into your carb is where do you put the air filter? the way mine is set up it runs into the existing airbox using a MAF housing as the the connection port.

i was going to use an airbox from something else on mine, but i wasn;t going snorkel so i didn;t consider it but it should work out just like yours is set up.



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you fellas know a pouring rain storm won;t hurt your engine with a snorkel. your engine can actually run while ingesting a fair amount of water. in the combustion cycle, the water is burned off so you get a little more oxygen so the computer guys might have a mixture issue after driving for a while like that but us carb guys can run like that all the time.



on my old bmws (and i mean 84-89), to clean out the combustion chamber, i would start the car, turn the hose on and then stick it in the intake. not on super flow but turn it on so i had a good enough stream , not a trickle. the car would bog but i just opened the throttle a bit more and it revved right up. cleaned the chambers just like using any of those bottles you hook to your vacuum line.

i know some people are going to be horrified to read that but its the way things were done back in the days. my dad used to be a mechanic at a shop in corona california. he said that was how they did it back in the 70s. that or trans fluid in the carb. i tried them both and sea foam. they all work the same to me but the water hose was cheaper.

i am not saying go out and jam the hose into your carb and start the jeep though, we don;t need any hydrolocked motors. if you are going to do this, start with a small trickle of water and increase a little and then do it just like the seafoam directions. works exactly the same. smokes like crazy, just like seafoam does. runs way better afterwards, just like with seafoam


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Old 04-06-2012, 05:32 AM   #17
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Here is a link to one my buddy built. His rig his ot a DD so it may not work for you... You'll see what I mean when you read the write up...
Homemade Intake - JEEPTALK.net

Here is a pic of mine... Also a cowl mount.


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Old 04-09-2012, 01:31 PM   #18
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I never have any problems anyways of water making it past my airfilter with my snorkel.

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