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Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:11 pm 
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Hey guys,

I have recently replaced my stock EL Futura snorkel for an AU XR8 Tickford snorkel.

However, I have a problem.

Firstly i had much trouble trying to actually fit the snorkel into the airbox,

this was because the radiator was coming in the way.

I finally managed to get it in. However I am not able to screw it in.

This is caused by the fact that the radiator is pushing against the snorkel.

Wih alot of force i managed to screw it in the original screw holes.

Now my Question is
Has anyone done this modification and had a similar problem?

And if it is pushing against the radiator, is it a problem?

Any suggestions?

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Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:40 pm 
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gday, you are not surpose to use the original screw holes with the AU XR8 Snorkle.

You sit the snorkle a little bit back and make new wholes on the little drop bit before the original screw wholes.

Have a look in my gallary you will see one of the pics with the XR6T snorkle that i use to have, how it sits back.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:35 pm 
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When I put the BA XR snorkel in the car, I had to drill 2 new holes on the radiator support as well as snapping off some thermo fan support brackets to fit it neatly...it sits nicely now and the loss of support brackets for the thermo fan motor has caused no dramas.

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Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:57 pm 
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Thanks, Gave me Some help too.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:16 pm 
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GeZza200 wrote:
gday, you are not surpose to use the original screw holes with the AU XR8 Snorkle.

You sit the snorkle a little bit back and make new wholes on the little drop bit before the original screw wholes.

Have a look in my gallary you will see one of the pics with the XR6T snorkle that i use to have, how it sits back.



how you doin mate

yeah thats fine, but even if I make two new holes, the snorkel still pushes against the radiator for some reason, and really dont want to be snapping anything off if it is not a problem that the snorkel pushes againt the radiator

BTW nice sleeper.
just out of curiosity, how much was the mandrel bent intake pipe?

Thanks Mate
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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:29 pm 
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There was a group buy recently.

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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:38 pm 
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i put the au tickford snorkel on my el and had the same problem. i took it off again and heated up the area that touched with a hot air gun, gently recessed it with a deep socket (large curved area) where it hit the shroud. fits perfectly now.
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Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:58 am 
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elf100capri wrote:
i put the au tickford snorkel on my el and had the same problem. i took it off again and heated up the area that touched with a hot air gun, gently recessed it with a deep socket (large curved area) where it hit the shroud. fits perfectly now.



Thanks alot mate, that will do the trick

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Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:48 pm 
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elf100capri wrote:
i put the au tickford snorkel on my el and had the same problem. i took it off again and heated up the area that touched with a hot air gun, gently recessed it with a deep socket (large curved area) where it hit the shroud. fits perfectly now.


Yep that does a good job too, that's how its done on my BA Snorkel.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:41 pm 
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my BA snorkel is screwed in the stock holes where the EF one was screwed too..works fine for me
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Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:43 pm 
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plper1 wrote:
elf100capri wrote:
i put the au tickford snorkel on my el and had the same problem. i took it off again and heated up the area that touched with a hot air gun, gently recessed it with a deep socket (large curved area) where it hit the shroud. fits perfectly now.



Thanks alot mate, that will do the trick

Cheers Peter


I didnt have a heat gun but I put it iva the stove and it softened up and now it sits just fine, all I need to do now is drill two new holes.

Thanks alot mate
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