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Hello,

The previous owner of my 90 had fitted a raised air intake to it, but I think that it was just for the "bling" effect as he had not connected the filter to the snorkel. I have looked on the net for this part and it is coming out at £40 - £50!!! Crazy money as Im guessing that all it is is some flexible rubber hose, right? If anyone has used anything other then the £50 part can you let me know what you used? Im thinking of heading to a scrap yard and just getting some rubber turbo piping or something to connect it up, what do you think?

Thanks for you thoughts.

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Hi,

I've got some rubber hose that is new got several lengths when I built the snorkel for my last Range Rover - fits nicely over rainwater downpipe (the black stuff). Lets me know what diameter and what length - maybe it will fit. If so we can do a deal?

cheers

Darren

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Its a 200tdi fitted into a 1986 90, afraid I don't know what make of snorkel it is, I do remember the guy I bought the landy from saying it cost around £60, it has a few sections to it and fits through the top of the wing where the air vent bit is. Inside/under the wing the metal pipe has two holes which protrude out, which would make fitting a tube a bit tricky, I will try and post a pic of what I mean.

Hey Darren, yeah I will measure it up tomorrow, cheers for that.

Thanks for the replies.

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Hi

I am after some "hose" as well, my snorkel is made of 3" exhaust pipe and I need to connect this to the airbox on a 3.5 V8 running on carbs.

If you have anything that would fit let me know.

Cheers

Bigant

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Hi Guys,

Had a rumage and found 3 lengths of rubber pipe - internal diameter just over 70mm - 12", 14" and 24" in length. Longest length is the same at both end - the two shorter ones are narrower. I had another one of the long lengths fitted nicely over black rainwater downpipe.

Please see attached photos and let me know if they are any use to you.

regards

Darren

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Its a 200tdi fitted into a 1986 90, afraid I don't know what make of snorkel it is, I do remember the guy I bought the landy from saying it cost around £60, it has a few sections to it and fits through the top of the wing where the air vent bit is. Inside/under the wing the metal pipe has two holes which protrude out, which would make fitting a tube a bit tricky, I will try and post a pic of what I mean.

Hey Darren, yeah I will measure it up tomorrow, cheers for that.

Thanks for the replies.

Is it like the attaced pic?

If so it's a military type. The two protrusions are for fitting breathers (very useful). When I retofitted my Def 200TDi in place of the 2.5N/A, I just went out and bought some reinforced flexi hose of the same diameter. Bit of silicon and 2 good jubilee clips, job done. Then again you may have something completely different :rolleyes:

Nige

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take a look round your local scrap yard, fiat/citreon/peugeot/renault all use large bore air pipes on there later vans, all with vairying lengths , and can normally be picked up for a couple of £'s, as they are just waste to a scrap dealer,

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Bigant,

The plus of the old 3.5 v8 airboxes is they are steel so you can weld to them. I cut the trumpet off and welded a bit of pipe to it the same size as my snorkle which made finding flexi pipe much easier!

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Also used the same idea on my old SJ

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Hey, thanks for all the replys!!

Darren; Cheers, I still ned to check the diameter, I think its the same, just over 70mm, but best to be sure.

Nige; Yep thats it, ok, so the breathers, I can see in the pic that you have two pipes coming off, where do these go too, and do you know where can I order those parts from?

Thats great, thanks to you all! :)

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Nige; Yep thats it, ok, so the breathers, I can see in the pic that you have two pipes coming off, where do these go too, and do you know where can I order those parts from?

Thats great, thanks to you all! :)

Those breathers go to the fuel lift pump and the transfer box. That snorkel fitment is a military peculiarity. The breather fitments are military. I'm sure with a bit of research or chasing about with thread taps/dies will discover the thread and then some fittings that will fit. Otherwise, you can purchase the complete wading kit for about £300 + vat + pp. It's only 2 pallet loads. :ph34r:

Nige

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