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Humans need food, water, and air. Automobiles require fuel, water, and air. As you can see, cars are very much like us. Just like people, cars need to breathe. Just like people, all vehicles need air in order to carry out their basic functions. An internal combustion engine needs air in order to burn fuel. Clearly, your car cannot run without it. Fortunately, your car shouldn't have any problems in acquiring enough air for its consumption, as air is practically everywhere. Every vehicle is geared with an air intake system to ensure that air has a means to get inside it. Normally, air enters automobiles from under the car, near the wheels (air also enters through the front grille, but that's mostly used for cooling the engine). The air enters the engine's cylinders when the intake valve opens. The amount of fuel that's used up in the combustion process depends on the available amount of air. More air means a larger explosion. And the larger the explosion, the more power is available to the engine. Simply put, more air means your car can perform at a higher level. With an air intake snorkel, your car can take in a greater amount of air. An air intake snorkel makes the intake process much more effective and efficient, as it is positioned in a higher and safer location. This placement enables your car to have a cooler and cleaner source of air, as opposed to acquiring it from under the car. You need not worry about the air intake snorkel getting worn out anytime soon, as it is designed to be resistant to both water and dust. Installing it to your car is also easily accomplished, as it wouldn't entail any modifications. So if you want to affix an air intake snorkel into your automobile to boost its capabilities, you can purchase one from Auto Parts Warehouse.Auto Parts Warehouse can furnish you with a top-of-the-line air intake snorkel. This and more we can offer, as Auto Parts Warehouse has a catalog of more than 500,000 replacement parts of varying kinds and brands. What's even more amazing about Auto Parts Warehouse though is that all of our products are priced wholesale. Indeed, everything we carry is available for incredibly low prices-much lower than those from your local auto stores and other online parts retailers! For those looking to save on parts, Auto Parts Warehouse is definitely the best way to do it!

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Date Published: July 30,2014

Choosing the Right Air Intake Snorkel

Engines need to breathe free to be able to function properly. That's why the air intake snorkel has to be wide enough to ensure sufficient air to enter the engine for utilization. Because few engines today are ever truly similar to one another, it is very important to be careful in choosing the right one for your vehicle. Getting the wrong air intake snorkel can damage your engine. We've compiled a list of do's and don't's to help you make the right decision.

Do:

  • Match the size of the entryway to that of your old one as exactly as you can. This will ensure that enough air is shunted into your engine under all conditions-be it idle or full throttle.
  • Choose snorkels of high-quality materials. The metal components should be durable steel or sturdy alloys; the plastic sections should ideally be made from polyurethane.
  • Take note of whether your current air intake snorkel utilizes heat shields to guard the snorkel from the heat of the engine compartment. You cannot do without these if they are needed.

Don't:

  • Just get any cheap replacement without checking if the part numbers match-these are there to help facilitate.
  • Pass on this opportunity. It's better to spend a lot to get your engine working than to save a few bucks and be stuck on the road.

Ignore the possibility that a snorkel might be the right size, but the wrong fit for your vehicle. Position is just as important as size when it comes to fitting the air intake snorkel.

Awareness is the real key here. Take into account the size, shape, position, and even the diameter of the air intake snorkel you will get. A tip you might benefit from is to try out shopping online. Retailers on the Web tend to have search engines that allow for narrowing results to only those that fit a specific year, make, and model to minimize the wrong orders.

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Date Published: July 30,2014

Intake System Basics: How to Install an Air Intake Snorkel

When a vehicle's intake is submerged in water, it water gets into an engine's air intake, will it could lead to engine damage. An air intake snorkel helps prevent water from entering the engine' s intake, as long as the water is lower than the snorkel. A Snorkels snorkel can also act as a secondary air filter, which catches fine dust particles that may affect your engine's performance. Here are the tools, and steps and steps that you need when installing an air intake snorkel.

Difficulty Level:

Moderate

Tools that You'll Need:

  • Small brush
  • 95mm hole saw
  • Various spanners
  • Rust primer paint
  • Air hacksaw or nibbler
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Brand new air intake snorkel
  • Step drill (multiple drill bits up to 16mm)

Safety Tips and Reminders:

  • Make sure that you're working on a solid, level surface.
  • Work in a well-ventilated area and keep a first aid kit handy.
  • Always wear recommended safety equipment like closed-toe shoes, an industrial-grade dusk mask, safety goggles and gloves.
  • Check your replacement parts and make sure that they are compatible to your vehicle's make and model.
  • The right front wheel arch liner, air intake tube assembly, and the guard indicator must be removed prior to installing the air intake snorkel.

Step 1: Cut the webbing from the end of the air intake tube. File or sand the areas where materials were removed to ensure a good seal with the rubber joining pipe.

Step 2: After filing or sanding the air intake tube's end, let the rubber jointing hose lap over end by 30mm.

Step 3: Tape the carton template on the right hand guard's upper rear corner. Check if the template matches the snorkel body's bolt pattern before drilling any holes. Drill 4mm pilot holes and a new indicator position through the template.

Step 4: Use the snorkel's body and template as guides to locate the two main intake holes. Drill two 95mm main air intake holes with a hole saw. Use a step drill to drill the remaining 16mm mounting holes.

Step 5: Use a nibbler or air hack saw to join the two main intake holes into an oval shape. Nibble the indicator hole and use a file to achieve the correct shape. Paint the oval hole's edges with rust-proofing paint.

Step 6: Secure the pillar mounting brackets to the snorkel's body and fit studs to its rear. Place the snorkel on the guard to mark the mounting bracket's outside.

Step 7: Remove the snorkel bracket and mark the mounting holes. Drill 8mm holes on the marked mounting holes. Paint the hole's edges with rust-proofing paint.

Step 8: Once the paint is dry enough, insert the plastic inserts on the mounting holes to fasten the upper mounting brackets to the windscreen's pillar. Secure the snorkel to the guard with the included bolts or screws.

Step 9: Install the rubber hose and air intake tube to the Snorkel. Make sure to secure all the hose clamps. Connect the wire and install the indicator.

Step 10: Connect the ram airhead on top of the snorkel and secure it with a clamp. Install the wheel arch liner and drive the vehicle to test the installation.

Installing an air snorkel will take about 2 hours for an expert DIYer and around 3 hours for a beginner. Have fun and be safe!