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snorkels (FI vs carb)

Just bought a 90 sammi with fuel injection, should you or can you put a snorkel system on them? I've read some of your other comments on how bad the FI is in the water and was wondering how you'd adjust the FI to a snorkel if possible!!! anyone done this yet or is it even feasible?

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The snorkel will plumb into a fuel injected Samurai the same as a carb'd one. It plugs into the filter box, so there is no difference.

I picked up my first snorkel when I went through a deep creek and blew the engine. Since then, all my Zuks and my Jeep have snorkels. They are not cheap, but they are much cheaper than replacing and engine. The extra power and mileage it affords also helps pay off the snorkel before long.

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Thanks for the info. any suggestions on type of snorkel or company you prefer. Which type do you have for the Sammi FI?

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Re: snorkels (FI vs carb)

I have a question: What good is the snorkel for the carb or FI without raising the exhaust pipe to the same height as the intake for the snorkel? What if your engine burps or cuts off while the exhaust is under water. In a cut off wouldn't water possibly be injested into the engine? Or is the snorkel for looks only, not really a serious add-on without the exhaust as well protected??? Just curious????

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if you keep your eng. runnin when stuck in deep water it will b fine. i have had my exaust burble under water many many times. even stalled and shut off come to think of it. just as long as you don't get water in the carb or air intake there is no reason you should hydrolock. i have heard of the exaust sucking the water in if stalled and restarted. but its never happened to anyone i know. snorkel are not just for looks. i would definately like to know i am safe when deep water crossing.

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Do a search for "snorkel" in this forum and the swb jeep forum. There have been several people post do-it-yourself descriptions of how to build you own snorkel for less than $30.

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I have seen my friends do their snorkels for 11$ and they are easily as safe as any manufactured one for 350$ Its such an easy mod to do, go to home depot and spend 20$ on supplies if you want to spend big bucks. Lots of sites tell you how to do this, try using the search and youll have hours of fun, also izook has articles too. Max

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i wanna a snorkel... just dont wanna cut up my ZUk. i know it will be blocked, but just dont know [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

maybe i will find a way to make it were i dont have to cut up too much, is there a certian width it has to be? thx for any info

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Re: snorkels (FI vs carb)

Ive got a 90 sami with FI. Ive had its hood under water and it never missed a lick. I got lucky tho, therefore i will have a snorkel come zukimelt.

About the exhaust, im goin to try to build an exhaust pipe that comes out at the stock position and have a hole drilled into it, Then take another pipe and have it bent to fit under the bumper, and drill a hole in the end of it also. Im thinking if i use a small clevis/hitch pin in the hole i can keep it under the bumper when driving normal, then flip it upright when wheeling. I would have to use aluminum or stainless pipe so that it wouldnt rust tho.

Does this sound like a halfway decent idea to anybody? Let me know

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aww! heck whats wrong with a small caeserean scar to get a snorkel that could save your engine

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