safari f250 snorkel

Submitted: Tuesday, Dec 30, 2008 at 00:34
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Has anyone had problems with the aircleaner restrictor indicator showing a restriction (although a standard F250 7.3 with a new aircleaner.).... only after the fitting of the Safari Snorkel....ARB say buy a Donldson test unit , in other words not interested in the problem ....So far far from increasing the supply of air to the engine the snorkel has had the opposit effect,..Richard Smart.....
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Reply By: sjmjwest - Tuesday, Dec 30, 2008 at 00:58

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2008 at 00:58
Richard - Just last night I read on the bushtracker site in the forums a thread where Bushtracker (Steve) talks about this problem and provides a couple of different solutions to it. That I recall the title was fords and snorkels - something like that. Hope this helps. Steve

PS found it try this address - highlight and paste into internet explorer - Site Link

PSS and if that doesn't work try this one:

Log onto the bushtracker site - www.bushtracker.com.au. Go to members forum. Go to tips on tow vehicles. Go to 17.99% BETTER FUEL ECONOMY- Invention / Fords With a Snorkel. First papargraph Steve id's the same issue.
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Reply By: Silver and Tinks - Tuesday, Dec 30, 2008 at 23:01

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2008 at 23:01
Hi Guys

We had the same problem and we have now removed the air restricter plate in the air cleaner box and only replace for deep water crossings.

the truck does breath better with both air inlets open.

Scott
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Reply By: Sooty & Sue - Thursday, Jan 01, 2009 at 23:54

Thursday, Jan 01, 2009 at 23:54
Hi

The snorkel does restrict air flow, ARB should have told you this before they sold it to you. From memory when I bought mine I was also warned that I could not "chip" the vehicle either because of the airflow restriction.

I drilled a large hole in the air box and then installed a farm grade and size irrigation fitting so when I go through deep water I only need to screw in the plug - the airbox is sealed in less than 30 seconds. All you need is a decent sized hole cutter.

John
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