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My 110 has had a Mantec steel snorkel fitted since before I bought it, it's all rusty  to the point that a hole has rusted clean through the mushroom top, it also has a hole in the flexible pipe that attaches to the wing. The internal piping in the engine bay is also not sealed very well so not really doing the job.

The idea popped into my head after seeing the Protection and Performance snorkel ( https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER-Defender-3-Snorkel-air-intake-top-fits-with-our-external-cage/162147951992  ) that I could knock one up from stainless exhaust pipe parts for a lot less than they want. This would also give me the opportunity to bin the existing side intake ducting with it's small air restriction.

So I have a few questions, which no doubt some of you will have suffered the pains of researching previously.

1) Does anyone know of a supplier of suitable (reasonably priced) induction hose to connect the snorkel to the airbox? Needs an internal diameter of 76mm to connect to the airbox spigot and I'm guessing about 1m long.

2) What have people used as the snorkel top? 

3) Anyone got a reasonably priced supplier of 76mm stainless exhaust bends and pipe parts?

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

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If I remember rightly, 300tdi intake hose is perfectly up to this job, and cheap when sourced second hand.

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I used silicone hoses from siliconehoses.co.uk exhaust bends from profusion on eBay and the pipe that goes from the box to the snorkel is some green heat proof plastic ducting also found on ebay.....expensive stuff for what it is

 

not had any problems without a snorkel top yet but it’s not a daily

 

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Cheers @dangerous doug, excellent idea to use a bit of silicon hose between the main snorkel and the wing, I hadn't thought of that. 

Have you used anything 'special' to keep the internal ducting in place? Or is it just cable tied to other things to stop it flopping around?

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I did have a very nice and expensive 3” clamp from lazerlamps but it was a pain in the arse when I had to take stuff off for service etc. So now it is held on by zip ties and gravity.....no issues yetA3ECAD7E-F155-4BD9-8116-39C328CBAE27.thumb.png.7f6034122031d1c972cffd4ed0fc2a0c.png

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Excellent, that's far better priced ducting than the silicon stuff that they wanted £30 for 50cm of! :)

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I use AutoSiliconeHoses (ASH) on eBay, they do the stainless bends and all the hoses too. Not sure about the big 76mm length, I tend to use Wyrem hose for that from the hydraulics shop.

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I have made the snorkels out of steam pipe bends, in the old days before I could afford stainless I used the cast ones and they are a little heavy but work fine.

can get them on eBay easily in any diameter, just careful whether the seller is referring to inside diameter or outside diameter.

search for "3'' Inches 76mm Stainless Steel Car Exhaust Weld 90° Bend Elbow Pipe Fitting Pro" on eBay.

AFAIK the cheap safari snorkel heads fit onto a 88-90mm pipe

search "SAFARI STYLE SNORKEL HEAD LAND ROVER"

I have built one with the bent over top like dangerous doug but found it to suck some water when driving in heavy rain, the safari snorkel seems to do better.

 

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I used PVC pipe. 2.5" with the rubber flexible connectors for maintenance, filter change, etc. Rigid, tough and cheap. 

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