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Old 09-08-2018, 10:32 AM   #1
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My new air snorkel

Hopefully this keeps water out of the air filter housing. The top elbow is loose. Not sure I even need it. The hole in the bottom of the filter housing is 2.5 so I went with 4 thin pvc. Air should flow nicely. Click image for larger version

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There is also a weep hole in the bottom.
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:30 PM   #2
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Looks good... I used a piece of flexible field drainage pipe on mine. Kind of looks like an accordion
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Looks good... I used a piece of flexible field drainage pipe on mine. Kind of looks like an accordion


I thought of that or maybe I saw yours. My thought was the corrugation could case ripples and slow airflow. How does it work?
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I thought of that or maybe I saw yours. My thought was the corrugation could case ripples and slow airflow. How does it work?
No problem
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Is water intake an issue, we are just settling into our new purchase 2000 bounder, is a snorkel set up recommended on these designs?
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Is water intake an issue, we are just settling into our new purchase 2000 bounder, is a snorkel set up recommended on these designs?



Yes, water ingestion is an issue. The opening in original air filter intake points straight down. In heavy rain enough water can get ingested to soak the air filter and then fowls the mass airflow sensor and kills the engine. Happened to us on the way to the outer banks last fall.



Ford came out with a solution in the form of a shield around the intake but that didn't work either. That is what was on my rig.


Ford then came out with a plastic snorkel that attached to the intake and then pointed upwards.



They of course don't make that any longer so I made my own.


The air intake hole on the filter housing is about 2.5" so I made my snorkel with 4" thin wall PVC so I am certain there is no air flow restriction.


I can write up a prats list for my contraption if you would like.
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Thanks for the quick reply and warning, ours has that Ford fix but I have some flex pipe i will make up a snorkel before the next trip.
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