April/05 to Dec/2010 D40 Navara Dualcab YD25DDTi Diesel Spain built motor. April/05 to Dec/2009 R51 Pathfinder YD25DDTi Diesel Spain built motor. A Vehicle Snorkel Kit system relocates your engine's point from the relatively low and vulnerable position under the hood to a much higher and safer...
We fitted one of these to a friends Thai built king cab. It's the same as the snorkel I fitted to my Thai single cab three years ago. My snorkel has done the Canning Stock Route, Holland Track and many expeditions into the Western Australian Goldfields. I've not had one issue with it. For less than $AUD100 it's been very good. In fact it appears identical to the expensive branded items ... same thickness plastic to. I reckon they come out of the same factory. Do some searching as you'll find plenty of vendors.
The template was accurate for the main 100mm hole which was all we wanted. As is normal after drilling the big hole we needed to take a bit more out on the top to get the snorkel in the right position. For the four mounting holes we inserted small wooden dowels into the snorkel's threaded holes. We had them protruding about 10mm then put a dob of paint on the ends.
We placed the snorkel in position and pressed so the dowels left a paint mark on the masked up fender. We drilled 14mm holes with a stepper drill.
After removing the masking tape and coating the hole edges with zinc primer the snorkel bolted up perfectly.