Resurrect from the old forum as I had a couple of inquiries lately:
April 3 2007: I'm adding the pics to the end of the threadThe decision on which side to mount the snorkel in this manner will depend on the location of your windscreen wiper motor. Mine is on the RHS so the snorkel is mounted on the LHS to get a clear pipe run though the air dam in front of the windscreen. I decided to use the 2nd hand snorkel rather than a piece of pipe up the A pillar so as to maintain the air reserve dam in the snorkel itself (and thinking that it would also retain any moisture until it had evaporated).
Pic 1 - Removed the plastic cowling in front of the windscreen to expose the air dam.
Pic 2 – The 2nd hand snorkel off a Mazda Bravo. I cut & blocked off the snorkel piece that goes through the fender and made a new entry point in the back to suit (do this AFTER the pipes and bends are in position!). I made up a rubber flange from a gutter stop plug (90mm I think) and attached with silicone and self tapping screws to the new snorkel entry hole.
Pic 3 – Cut a hole through the firewall and finished off with rubber trim. I had to relocate the security alarm first.
Pic 4 – Mounted a bracket on the A pillar using 2 self-drilling screws. (I used “make-a-bracket”)
Pic 5 – A bracket for the fender on to an existing bolt plus a self-drilling screw horizontally into the fender edge for stability
Pic 6 – The inlet rubber bend to which another 60 degree metal bend is attached. (this will depend on the snorkel you use – you could simply add a bend and run a pipe up the A pillar) I had to cut away a little of the sheet metal above the a/c air intake. I also had to cut a hole in the plastic cowling; finished off with rubber trim. Be careful with positioning so as not to interfere with the windscreen wipers.
Pic 7 – The plumbing in the engine bay
Pic 8 – The plumbing inside the air dam.
Pic 9 – Finished
To stablise the pipe that runs across the motor and to protect the distributor, I slipped a piece of radiator hose over the pipe.