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Old 11th June 2009, 08:25 AM
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Subaru Forester Snorkel Write up.
Would like apologise in advance as some pics are blurry and my English is pretty average and some parts donít make much sense.

Bits that you will need. Tools
Power drill
Drill set
jigsaw
Socket set
Spanner set
Screw driver set
Rivet gun
Hack saw
scissors
Others that I canít think of

80mm pvc pipe 2m
$25.30
Socket/coupling things x 2
$6.00
Rivets
$4.70
80mm 45 degree elbow x 2
$6.25
Make your own bracket material
$2.30
Bolts, washers and nuts
$6.00
Good quality paint
$11.99
Rubber
$10.00
Snorkel head
$55.00
1m of 76mm flexi hose
$40.00
House clamps x2
$13.46


total
$181.00


Firstly measure up and cut the PVC pipe to desired length. Then use PVC cement to glue them into the 45 degree elbow. Then put the second 45 degree elbow on the top of the pipe and just hold the snorkel head on top so you can see what angle the elbow has to be at, once this is found out glue the elbow into place.
























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looks GR8

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Now this is where the coupling/socket things come into use, because I used 80mm pipe and the snorkel head and flexi hose is 76mm I found these coupling things at Bunnings, the thinner bit of the coupling fits inside the 80mm pipe and then the snorkel head and flexi pipe fit over the top. Cut along the dotted line. Then place and glue the smaller piece into each end making sure that half of it sicks out.


Tape up area on fender where hole is going to be and mark out where you want to hole in your fender to be.



Now I painted the snorkel.

I had already cut away most off the stock intake piping stuff for my old pod filter but I left this section closest to the filter box as it has a section that goes down to allow water go into, for the snorkel purpose I silicone it all up so water canít get in.
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Now comes the fun bit, the hole in the side of the car. I didnít have a big enough hole saw so I just used a jigsaw. Make sure that this is exactly where you want it and that you really want to have a snorkel as this is the point of no return.




Measure up and drill the holes in the bit of the snorkel that is attached to the fender.

Using the bracket maker make two brackets that fit in pre existing holes in the window frame.

Pull the flexi pipe through the fire wall and out the fender.

attach the snorkel head.



Attach the bottom of the snorkel to the fender so that you can measure up where to attach the brackets that were made before. This is a good time to see what itís all going to look like. This was also when I started hitting problems and now I have 4 holes in the side of my fender that arenít being used ( poor planning and measuring) haha.
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I riveted on the brackets as I couldnít get into the pipe to tighten bolts, rivets are strong though should be good.

Now you are ready to attach the snorkel, I riveted the snorkel to the fenders as well as it was a lot easier and again I couldnít reach down far enough to tighten bolt. I used the biggest rivets that I could with the rivet gun; it appears to be in place good and strong. And now your finished.

Just a few pics.



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if anyone wants the propper write up i have it on work so just give me your email and ill email it to you
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Top write up jason, well done mate.
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Would like apologise in advance as some pics are blurry
However I'm not seeing any pics.

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Looks good Jason, well done.

The pannel cutting is a killer.
Did you notice any difference in engine performance or noise?

I can see the pics OK.
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when i have my window down i can hear a bit of a noise but nothing major, wouldn't mind getting a KnN pannel filter though.
not sure about perfornace yet.
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Excellent write up Jason!!! Snorkel looks great, job well done. Now you need to go find some good water crossings.
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