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EFI snorkel

not really a new idea but..... i hydrolocked my motor about a week ago and spent 4 hours in the middle of the woods gettin all the water out and to start her up. so ive been doin a lil research on a snorkel and i found this one, its towards the bottom of the page and its the one that comes out of the fender..
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i was just gunna ask u guys what the process would be to make this work, maybe a how-to?
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People have also created a setup where they move the intake into the cowl with no pipe sticking up outside of the truck. It's been done on here by Bryangints and I2en. You can look into that as well.
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there is a few different ways to do it, what i would do is pull your air box out of the truck, plug the stock intake hole, with something solid, i would use a piece of abs piping, a clean out or something, that you can remove the cap, so if you ever decide this isn't for you... then drill a hole in the side of the airbox, up against the fender, i would use 2 1/2 inch or something like that, i don't know for sure, without looking at the motor again, as big as you could use , that would fit on the flat section of the airbox... put the airbox back in, drill a hole, the same spot through the fender wall, then take the size, as the hole, of pvc or abs piping, and put that through the hole, glue, epoxy, caulk, ect, the pipe in place into the air box, making sure it is water tight, route the piping (solid or flex, i would use solid) to the back of the fender... now here is where what i would do differs... if i really wanted to go at it, i would punch a hole into the air intake for the heater (cowel) put the piping through there, and seal it up (more or less) there needs to be a few holes so rain water can drain out...

the other option is to do the above, but just leave the piping in the fender, just through the wall, this will help, because the water comes in past the headlight, and into the air box, where as to get water into your motor, you have to have your entire hood underwater, virtually
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People have also created a setup where they move the intake into the cowl with no pipe sticking up outside of the truck. It's been done on here by Bryangints and I2en. You can look into that as well.
thanks but i cant find em on here...
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I've been known to swim at times, so now I have a full snorkel on the Jeep. My mpg actually improved. I took another route on my old Blazer, got the idea from some other guys, I ran a 4" pvc pipe in through the firewall and up into the glove box and mounted a new k/n filter . I will look for old pics...
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Just don't forget to extend all of your breather lines (front/rear diffs, tranny, t-case, and charcoal canister under the box on top of the spare). It wouldn't hurt to devise a way to seal your dipstick and fluid container lids better as well (brake fluid, powersteering fluid). LR
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Just don't forget to extend all of your breather lines (front/rear diffs, tranny, t-case, and charcoal canister under the box on top of the spare). It wouldn't hurt to devise a way to seal your dipstick and fluid container lids better as well (brake fluid, powersteering fluid). LR
good ideas, I wouldn't worry about the brake fluid though, because it is a hydroscopic flud (meaning it absorbs water from anywhere it can, including the air) the cap on a master cylinder is supposed to be air tight, to not allow any water vapor in
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Mine weeps fluid out all the time, every vehicle I have ever owned has done it.. so if its going to slowly weep residue out that sure as hell means water can get in there! Those plastic fluid reservoirs Ford uses sure are cheap anyways. LR
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