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Old 07-25-2003, 19:05   #1 (permalink)
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Snorkels again

hi

sorry to bring this post up again but ive looked through the posts but cant find a definate answer. which bigger snorkel will bolt onto my el ghia

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Re: Snorkels again

TAUTVE-9A624A Tickford Intake Snorkle AU XR8
i beleive this is the one :)
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Old 07-25-2003, 20:29   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Snorkels again

I think its actually for the T-series, not the XR8. could be wrong though.
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unsure, the one i got was with that part number anyway, has the tickford wings on it and yeah..
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Old 07-25-2003, 21:53   #5 (permalink)
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I think they're both the same.

What motor do you have?
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It the ghia xr6 162 kw version
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ive got a 4.1 efi crossflow in a zl fairlane any one got any snorkel ideas here?
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Crossflow snorkel

Driftagent, depends on why you wish to do this.

If for the look of a modifiied induction - fine, I can see that.

If to achieve a gain in performance:-
Don't waste your time on the ZL (or any EFI in XE, ZK, XF etc).
I have an XE Fairmont EFI.
We did a bunch of work putting in a pod filter, moving the battery into the boot, etc, etc.
Made absolutely zero(0) difference.

The limiting factor in that EFI setup is the MAF sensor unit (the top part of the airbox). The rest of the standard induction system is much more efficient than the limit created by the MAF.

After much work and testing we discovered that fitting a K&N filter to the original setup delivered the maximum gain and all the rest was a total waste of time and money for zero effect.

We restored everything back to original.
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Re: Snorkels again

I've tried fitting the AU snorkel to my EF, but it gets caught against the electric thermo fans. This meant that the snorkel was not sealing to the airbox properly - anyone know how to get around this?
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i just snipped the front 10mm off and fitted it like the old one.
no hassles at all.
seems to be sealed ok from what i can tell.
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