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Old 02-26-2008, 08:40 PM
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The other day I glanced at the 10" precleaner and noticed a shiny clean spot at the base, meaning it must have shifted a little and exposed a used-to-be covered spot.

I barely touched it and it almost fell off.

I pull the precleaner base out of the Safari snorkel tube and notice 3 of the "teeth" are cracked and 2 of them actually do separate off.



(this Prefilter is designed for the 1st generation snorkel bodies and fits OVER the snorkel body, but has to be wedged into the new snorkel as the new one is wider)



So, SoCalFJ, you probably wanna check yours.

I'll probably rig up something with a short length of PVC tube that will either fit inside or outside of the snorkel body I have and PVC glue it to the deep ridge part of the underside of the prefilter which will be a lot stronger.


I'm lucky I kept the original ARB snorkel head so I'm not driving around with a rain funnel...
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:21 PM
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My question was about just the sensor with the stock MAF...if it will bolt up. On the MUD thread, a great deal of discussion was about the enormous improvement the sensor provides, so for a naturally aspirated truck might you be hitting "80/20" with the sensor alone if it will bolt up?
Ok I get it now, and good question. Well I plan on picking up a new sensor from Stevenson next Wednesday, will do some side by side comparisons and see what I can figure out.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:39 PM
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If the real gain is the lower intake temp, why not just punch a hole in the fender and mount a forward facing air scoop on the fender? Then you'd actually get some ram effect in addition to the lower temp. It wouldn't help with deep water crossings but those seem to be rather rare around here.

I need to read up on the sensor thing to figure that one out. Anyone care to summarize for me?
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:10 PM
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I enjoyed reading this thread a while back.

http://expeditionportal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2299

I don't think there's a definitive answer, but it certainly can't hurt, right?
thanks Matt, I finally had a chance to skip through some of that one tonight. Some good stuff in there, and it's fun to read posts from guys you don't know sometimes. One tidbit I thought particularly interesting was this one, since it relates to the recent pre cleaner failure pictured above:

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A properly engineered raised air intake system is a critical component of outfitting a vehicle for expedition travel; though it's most significant merit is not its most commonly perceived intent. Living in the southwest and traveling along miles of dusty tracks has shown me the benefits of raising the air intake high above the road surface, where the majority of the heavier dust concentration collects. When dust and dirt is stirred by the foregoing vehicle, the particles will separate by their specific gravity, with the majority settling several feet above the ground and lower. Though the dust generated by a fast moving vehicle can reach significant height, the greatest volume of particulates will have only reached an elevation of a few feet above the road surface, which is where the raised intake benefits.

Note on fitting a cyclone (donaldson type) filter: It is typical for a raised air intake used on stationary equipment and slow moving implements to be fitted with a cyclone type pre cleaner. These units are very effective when stationary or at slow speeds (below 40kph), but are useless at higher velocities as the suction created at the higher travel rates disturbs the cyclone effect. the units also must be quite large to allow sufficient airflow to the engine and cannot be used at highway speeds (80 kph and higher) without damage or loss. The pre cleaner has little use in real world trekking where high road speeds are often encountered.

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As expected, the raised air intake is a requirement for deep water fording. Many SUV's can begin ingesting water at even bumper height crossings. Water does not compress as air does, and even a small amount of water sucked into the engine can lead to valvetrain damage. When properly fitted and sealed, the raised air intake will draw air from near roof height, well above a typical crossing.

Other Considerations When Fording: Raising the air intake is just one component of deep water fording. When fitted to a gasoline engine it is necessary to ensure the high voltage ignition system is also capable of attaining the same depth. Some of the better designed gas motors now use distributorless ignitions, which are actually well sealed. The Trooper, UZJ100 and Tacoma (as do others) all use a coil on plug design which is far superior to a distributor. Special attention must also be placed on differential and gearbox breathers, taking those lines to the highest point in the engine (or even tapped into the snorkel system). Never attempt to cross water that is over hood height, and avoid crossing fast moving sources exceeding the vehicles tire height.


Bruce, check out that link that Romer posted, most of the benefits are covered there. And let's yak about it some next week (before you buy anything )
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:41 PM
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Yeah. I'd have to say that the donaldson cleaner doesn't do much. I would have to think that there is some benefit for the oem cyclones or toyota wouldn't have bothered with it. It's kinda like the oem centrifugal air cleaners with the little catch. They work, but i've never had to clean the bottom of my non centrifugal air cleaner either. Different beasts.

As for the snorkel itself. I've swamped my sprung over 40 in a deep, deep hole. Sucked enough water in the engine to kill the electrical. I spend alot of time and $ empting the engine of water. I had to buy a new OEM toyota ignitor since merl boned me over on a used one then would only give me credit on it (don't even get me started on that). Needless to say i've spent alot of $ on cruisers in the last 15+ years, none of it with him. That was before the plethera of the web. That 2f still runs good today. I bought one my wheelin cruisers as insurance.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:23 AM
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If the real gain is the lower intake temp, why not just punch a hole in the fender and mount a forward facing air scoop on the fender? Then you'd actually get some ram effect in addition to the lower temp. It wouldn't help with deep water crossings but those seem to be rather rare around here.

I need to read up on the sensor thing to figure that one out. Anyone care to summarize for me?
Here is the full thread:

http://forum.ih8mud.com/80-series-te...f-gen-1-a.html

Bottom line seems to be the ability to measure in inches vs. feet (figuratively speaking), and measure a full yard instead of 18 inches. Simply a much more finely tuned system.

I think the sensor will not bolt up on a quick re-read. It's really an impressive piece of work and probably worth every penny. This is first on my list once my "real" mods are done .

Most of this stuff ultimately falls into the "perfuming the pig" category when you really get down to it
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