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elvisandfrankie



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Safari snorkel removal

Hi, I'm new to defender ownership and learning a lot from this excellent informative forum.
I'm in the process of trying to remove the safari snorkel off my 2013 90 HT I did find a thread on here regarding this but it didn't clarify if there was any internal pipework that needed replacing, could anyone advise. Many thanks Stu

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geobloke



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Hi really depends on the age of the safari snorkel. Earlier ones had an interval pipe that replaced the existing intake ducting and connected to the LR piping. The later version lacked the pipe and fits to the wing and relies on silicone to seal the air ducting.

If you have the earlier version you will have to source the inner wing air ducts and external wing grille. You will also have three large holes to fill in the wing where the snorkel fixed to it.

Then there are the four holes in the windscreen frame, which although tiny and can easily be filled a word of warning is that the foam pad that safari snorkels came with to protect the paintwork from the metal bracket does have the habit of pulling the paint off with it...

Due to having an external roll cage I have had to remove my safari snorkel, earlier version, and have plugged he holes with grommets for now. Cannot decide on the best direction to go for a permanent fix. Suspect plate from behind, fill and respiratory the wing. But for now the grommets are doing a grand job.

Why get rid? Cheers, Guy

Post #618316 21st Apr 2017 9:33am
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elvisandfrankie



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Hi Many thanks for your advice. I think the snorkel was new in 2013. I'm going to remove it as I only do very light off road stuff, I think they look really ugly and I was also thinking of an external show cage around windscreen so I'll take it off and try and sell it. Then as you said try and get someone to do a permanent fix for me.
I'm new to defender ownership so learning a lot on here (always loved them). By the way what grommets did you use to temporarily fill the 4 door pillar and three wings holes ?

Cheers Stu

Post #618325 21st Apr 2017 9:51am
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geobloke



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Hi Stu. Yes snorkels are a love hate item for sure. I am afraid you have caught me here. I have not repaired the windscreen damage yet, just grommets in the wing. If you would like I could take a photo for you.

As for cages. I have a safety devices cage and love it, but there are other companies P&P cages etc that are equally as good. Plenty of advice on here about them... Also a love hate item I would think... Cheers, Guy

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elvisandfrankie



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Hi Guy

Thant would brilliant if you could take photo.
Yes love the external roll cage hate the snorkel!!

I was looking at the safety devices one (where did you purchase from if you don't mind me asking) plus I don't suppose you know of an installer in Staffordshire or Shropshire area ?

Where did purchase the grommets from?

Cheers Stu

Post #618341 21st Apr 2017 10:25am
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stuart123



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Watching with interest as also proposing to remove my snorkel on a 2009 Puma!

Hoping it's not a mess behind the snorkel!!

Post #618364 21st Apr 2017 11:50am
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elvisandfrankie



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Hi Stuart

have you had any prices on repairing body post snorkel removal ?

cheers stu

Post #618366 21st Apr 2017 11:58am
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stuart123



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Not yet... I was probably just going to put some stainless bolts over the holes left.

Not sure about the ones in the windscreen yet though.

Tried to take the snorkel off yesterday... right hand bolt (philips head) came out okay, left hand one had an allen key head and the nut behind the body started slipping and I didin't have a socket set with me so a job for another day.

Then I think i'll need a grill I assume to cover the hole!

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elvisandfrankie



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Yes a side vent will be required, let us know the solution you use to get the solvent off the wing that's left from the snorkel I believe it's a bit of a Censored to get off.

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Sulisuli



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Stuart I have a new side grill in my garage if your looking to buy one Whistle Being a sewage diver at least I know how deep a Censored in going to be in a work today.
2015 HT XS 90
2008 SVX 90
2000 XS TD5 90

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stuart123



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elvisandfrankie wrote:
Yes a side vent will be required, let us know the solution you use to get the solvent off the wing that's left from the snorkel I believe it's a bit of a Censored to get off.


That sounds fun!!! Confused Confused Confused

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stuart123



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Sulisuli wrote:
Stuart I have a new side grill in my garage if your looking to buy one Whistle


Thanks - You have mail Smile

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geobloke



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Hi Stu. Here you go,



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Although I have bought some silicone sealer remover I have yet to use it.

One day I will get the ol'Gal resprayed and this will all be a thing of the past Rolling Eyes Cheers, Guy

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elvisandfrankie



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ok what grommets are they if they were body coloured you would hardly notice, so its silicone remover id need,
cheers for that

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elvisandfrankie



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Hi Guy

can you tell me what the size of the three holes were?

Cheers Stu

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