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Snorkel Delete - Mk 2.5 with pics :)

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Evening chaps.

OK so more reading tonight and I come across this snorkel delete business, so I was out with the torch, my socket set, a knife and I set to it lol.

I took some pics for peeps like me who didn't have a clue what they was doing.

So ya start ere and remove the 4 screws in the plastic, I found the screws went into a plastic plug and it's the plugs you need to pull out.

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When you remove them you can see the snorkel, at least I hope this is it lol.

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I just pulled mine out the car and the smaller snorkel in the airbox also came out.

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This is the bad boy you wanna remove and throw in the bin, I mean, look at it, hardly a linear shape.

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With snorkel removed I popped this back, this is the wobbly bit, but I feel it offers some protection at least because you can see the air filter through the hole otherwise.

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Popped it back in and time to put the surround on and take her for a ride.

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You can just make it out through the front grill. There is a far better chance of it getting cold air this way than before.

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Ta-Da! Hopefully I did it right, not rocket science, took me all of 15 mins, could probably do it in 5 now I know what am doing.

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SO I took her for a drive, got her up to temp and with a stock dirty OE filter I can say, I heard no difference lol, can't say I felt any performance gains either, it's hard to tell because how can you compare that drive to my last from memory.

What I do know is, she felt pretty responsive and quick. I don't really have any complaints about the power and I have had some fast cars in my time, but I would like a bit more shove on boost is all.

I need to get a K&N ordered now and drop one in and see if I get any induction noise then, if not, I will just make whistling and wooshing noises in the cabin 🙂

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If anyone attempts this be careful not to break the bonnet lock mechanism.

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If one can get there hands on a K&N57s kit 

They will achieve better results without touching the snorkel as the 57s has a direct side cold feed which gives a noticeable increase in performance. 

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Or you could adapt a landrover snorkel on the wing going up the a pillar and attach a filter there lol. 

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5 hours ago, martyntdci said:

Or you could adapt a landrover snorkel on the wing going up the a pillar and attach a filter there lol. 

Really should for the price they cost, gain some respect or street credit 😁

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I made this a while back, sounded amazing!  I was well chuffed, based on the RS airbox.  Had it on for a couple of years without any bother, just keep the filter clean

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