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Hi,

Searched the Rave and didn't find anything more than a drawing of it showing the upper nuts.
I'd like to see if i can do a custom snorkel even with EAS.

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Flo
 

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Take the front wheel off and then take out the wheel arch liner. Should be able to see all you need from there.

If you need to take the wing off:
There are the bolts along the top, 2 bolts down the bottom by the front door (take the mudguard off, unscrew the metakl door sill and the plastic clips out), one bolt just behind the front indicator (access from below) and a final bolt just behind the side indicator (access from tyre well).
 

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Great thanks.
I hope i find time to do it this WE
 

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I will be very interested to see what you find as I have been considering something like this myself. Good luck with the investigations!
 

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Don't put on a snorkel... re-route your air intake to the air intake plenum (for the a/c). If you're in water deeper than that, you've got a lot more to worry about than picking up some water.
 

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kmagnuss said:
Don't put on a snorkel... re-route your air intake to the air intake plenum (for the a/c). If you're in water deeper than that, you've got a lot more to worry about than picking up some water.

I'd pondered that, have you done it? does it work well?

doesn't look as cool as a snorkel though....
 

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Had it like that on my Cherokee for awhile... then I put a snorkel on. (I bought it on a whim while drunk-browsing eBay). I liked it better without the snorkel, as I do on P's too.
 

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Hi Guys,

thats a really good idea. I have been toying with this sort of idea for a while. It didnt occur to me to use the same area as the A/C plenum though. Interesting.

Has anyone done it on the P38? I like the idea of a snorkel but I hate the look.

Anyway, when I get home I have a more important job to do, I have to stop the roof rack whistle above 80Km/hr. It is driving my 6 yo son crazy. :D

cheers n beers
Mick
 

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Rat_RR02 said:
Hi Guys,

thats a really good idea. I have been toying with this sort of idea for a while. It didnt occur to me to use the same area as the A/C plenum though. Interesting.

Has anyone done it on the P38? I like the idea of a snorkel but I hate the look.

Anyway, when I get home I have a more important job to do, I have to stop the roof rack whistle above 80Km/hr. It is driving my 6 yo son crazy. :D

cheers n beers
Mick
Great idea, but the A/C plenum of the P38 makes it nearly impossible to do.

BTW, Mick what kind of rack do you have? I did my SD reflector with a sort of plastic cardboard used for giant adds in workshops. Shaped to form and hold with zip ties, then a slight coat of black paint. One hour job saved me 80% of whistle beyond 120km/h.
 

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996TURBO said:
Great idea, but the A/C plenum of the P38 makes it nearly impossible to do.
Care to elaborate?

Also, another issue with redirecting to the AC plenum, is you are drawing in warmer air, than the air in the wing (- which will mean you'll use extra fuel). If it could be worked to use the AC plenum for off-road stuff, then a valve switched when back on-road, this would be a brilliant 'stealth snorkel'! :)
 

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paul.adshead said:
996TURBO said:
Great idea, but the A/C plenum of the P38 makes it nearly impossible to do.
Care to elaborate?

Also, another issue with redirecting to the AC plenum, is you are drawing in warmer air, than the air in the wing (- which will mean you'll use extra fuel). If it could be worked to use the AC plenum for off-road stuff, then a valve switched when back on-road, this would be a brilliant 'stealth snorkel'! :)
You have no way to go directly to the AC plenum except if you cut a big hole in the firewall.
A while ago i read that Renault Sport in rally choosed to draw air from this zone (right under the plenum) because it was the more efficient.
It was on that sort of beast.
http://www.turboclub.com/turbocars/rena ... iTurbo.JPG
 

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996TURBO said:
A while ago i read that Renault Sport in rally choosed to draw air from this zone (right under the plenum) because it was the more efficient.
In Rallying, that maybe more related to reducing dust breathed in and clogging the filters, maybe?
 

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Hi turbo,

my rack is a RhinoRack 3 bar HD with a RhinoRack Alumnium Alloy box 1800x 1500. It is about the same size as the roof. Its very sturdy and limited only by the rangie roof load (80Kg).
It wasnt cheap, costing approximately $1400 AUD and I fitted myself in an afternoon.
I have a sheet of 2mm Lexan that I planned to use in the same fashion that you used the sign board sheet. The Lexan is clear and pretty much unbreakable so it will not need painting.
Thanks for the suggestion, interesting thoughts on securing the sheet, I planned to screw it down.

Back on topic, I also thought it may be extremely difficult to route A/C plenum box air to the left fender. I will give it some thought.

Cheers Mick
 
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