Fordmods Logo

EF/EL 6cyl Intake Snorkels- Found major problem!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 28 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: EF/EL 6cyl Intake Snorkels- Found major problem!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:34 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Posts: 153

Joined: 16th Jan 2005

Location: somewhere
QLD, Australia

EF/EL snorkels.

Most people say that you can fit a AU XR8 snorkel to the EF/EF 6cyl falcon by using the method in the ford mods technical brief.

I tend to disagree because I sticky taped an AU xr8 snorkel so it would sit in the position it would screw down on. I then gently closed the bonnet slowly and to my suprise the rubber seal on top of the bonnet covers the top part of the mouth of the snorkel. Therefore rendering the snorkel useless with about the same airflow as the stock one. I then moved it up so it would fit on one original mounting point and then shut the bonnet. The rubber seal just sits nicely behind the mouth but it isn't facing straight.

I went back into ford and exchanged it for a EL GT snorkel which in my opinion is larger and better flowing plus it fits to the original screw points.


So the moral of this story is if you are going to use an AU XR8 snorkel you need to mount it inline with the original screw holes and not back an inch or the rubber seal blokes the mouth, rendering it to be useless.

Cheers Luke, have a nice day!!!!!!!!!!
_________________
EL Fairmont
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:45 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 46

Posts: 1040

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: EA Fairmont Ghia

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

IN my EA fitting the XH shorkle I re-routed the rubber seal cause of the same thing.

 

_________________

Full working BA Shifter now upgraded to BF Shifter.
BA headlight inserts in my EA headlights.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:06 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 1680

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: 220kw 1600 Datto

Location: Scaaabz
WA, Australia

yeah, i checked this too
i used chalk on the rubber to see where it sealed
seemed fine, on a EF Gil with a tickford intake

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF/EL 6cyl Intake Snorkels- Found major problem!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:22 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 44

Posts: 10126

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EF Gli Ghia, XP Fairmont

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

EL_Fairmont wrote:
I went back into ford and exchanged it for a EL GT snorkel which in my opinion is larger and better flowing plus it fits to the original screw points.


what did that cost you?

 

_________________

Owning 1 of 67612 EF GLi Sedans made
FACT: "Chuck Norris owns the greatest Poker Face of all-time. It helped him win the 1983 World Series of Poker despite him holding just a Joker, a Get out of Jail Free Monopoly card, a 2 of clubs, 7 of spades and a green #4 card from the game Uno."

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:38 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 3772

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 33 images

Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

this is why we cut the edge off it isnt it so it lines up with the screw holes u still have to drill new ones but they are inline with the old ones still
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:48 pm 
ACT Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 36

Posts: 6275

Joined: 24th Nov 2004

Ride: '06 BF GT-P

Power: 293 rwkw

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

I didn't bother trimming mine, just screwed it into place where the original screw mounts where (only needed to make one hole, as one lined up ok)

 

_________________

1998 DL LTD in Sparkling Burgundy, daily, 302W, stereo, slow - 97.5rwkw
2006 BF GT-P in Ego, mods. 293rwkw - 12.427@109 - 0-1000m 24.838@221

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:03 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Posts: 153

Joined: 16th Jan 2005

Location: somewhere
QLD, Australia

The EL GT snorkel is around $50. The AU XR8 snorkel is around $40. Prices have gone up dramatically since last year due to the demand as quoted by a ford spare parts person.

If you mount the AU XR8 snorkel on the original mounting screws it does not face directly straight ahead and looks a bit dodgy. But I still stand by my experiment that that rubber seal blokes the mouth if you position it back on the radiator support panel.

Cheers Luke , have a nice day!!!!!!!!!
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:31 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Posts: 22

Joined: 8th Nov 2004

Ride: EF S2 Ghia

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

I love that

"Prices have gone up dramatically since last year due to the demand as quoted by a ford spare parts person"

Dosn't really fit in with the laws of mass production

Wingman
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:34 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 44

Posts: 10126

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EF Gli Ghia, XP Fairmont

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

wingman wrote:
I love that

"Prices have gone up dramatically since last year due to the demand as quoted by a ford spare parts person"

Dosn't really fit in with the laws of mass production

Wingman


why would you assume they mass produce an EL GT snorkel? they only made a limited number of cars in the first place!

 

_________________

Owning 1 of 67612 EF GLi Sedans made
FACT: "Chuck Norris owns the greatest Poker Face of all-time. It helped him win the 1983 World Series of Poker despite him holding just a Joker, a Get out of Jail Free Monopoly card, a 2 of clubs, 7 of spades and a green #4 card from the game Uno."

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:44 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Posts: 153

Joined: 16th Jan 2005

Location: somewhere
QLD, Australia

I would tend to agree with happy, i would say their warehouse is starting to run low and that's why the price hike. Just think by the end of the year a performance snorkel might be a collectors item. (so don't throw them out) lol..lol..

Because one day someone will go into ford spare parts and ask for a snorkel. They will punch in a few keys on their PC and reply "sorry sir, they are not being made anymore)

Cheers Luke.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:45 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 44

Posts: 10126

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EF Gli Ghia, XP Fairmont

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

So Luke, the EL GT one bolts up to the same holes, no cutting, bigger thoat and no rubber blocking?

 

_________________

Owning 1 of 67612 EF GLi Sedans made
FACT: "Chuck Norris owns the greatest Poker Face of all-time. It helped him win the 1983 World Series of Poker despite him holding just a Joker, a Get out of Jail Free Monopoly card, a 2 of clubs, 7 of spades and a green #4 card from the game Uno."

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 5:29 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 695

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 7 images

Ride: 2008 WQ Fiesta XR4

Location: Adelaide.
SA, Australia

I have the EL GT/XR8 one in my EL Fairmont. It's a perfect fit.

Here is the difference between the standard I6, V8 and Pre EL 185kw XR8 snorkle and the EL GT/XR8-185kw snorkle.

Image

 

_________________

2008 WQ Fiesta XR4
2007 LS Focus CL

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 5:38 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 3097

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 29 images

Ride: VU SS

Location: Ivanhoe
NSW, Australia

I might just cut the rubber seal where the snorkel is....whats the point of it anyway???

 

_________________

EF Fairmont now Sold!
Guides: Polishing|Modifications |Manual Conversion

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 5:41 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 3885

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 24 images

Ride: BF MKII XR6 Turbo

Location: Victor Harbor
SA, Australia

Mine fits properly i just did what the doco said and trimmed it back a bit and it fits perfectly. No problems except for the very slight uneven bonnet lol.

 

_________________

Image -BF MKII XR6 Turbo in EGO-

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:40 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 2215

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 17 images

Ride: Oettinger Golf GTI

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

well on the dyno check teh differences, as one cut and fitted is 2/3rwkw we found on jases..
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: car10001 and 18 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:57 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names