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Jose Brito 20 May 2003 01:04

Raised air intake for Sahara use
 
I’m planning to install a raised air intake (RAI) with a cyclone pre-filter on a Nissan Patrol.

Does anybody have an opinion on their functionality: do RAI really keep the air filter clean ? Are they worth the monetary effort ?
Or cleaning manually the filter after the more dusty sections is good enough (as I have been doing for a while..) ?

Should I expect a significant loss of power in the engine ?

Thanks,
José

Roman 20 May 2003 03:53

José,

RAI (or snorkel to the uninitiated) was invented in Australia for that particular reason.

>>> do RAI really keep the air filter clean ?

Yes, for longer...


>>> Are they worth the monetary effort ?

They don't cost an arm and a leg ...

>>> Or cleaning manually the filter after the more dusty sections is good enough (as I have been doing for a while..) ?


I'd rather have a cool beer instead ...

>>> Should I expect a significant loss of power in the engine ?

Not likely, if properly installed ...

Rgds,
Roman (UK)

Renato Braz 20 May 2003 19:28

Hi!!

I have a RAI with a cyclone top. With the circulation of the dust/air, the dust wich is heavier is separated and the air that enters the filter case is therefor cleaner!

Use large diameter pipes and avoid sharp corners and you will be fine about power loss.

Abraços,

Renato Braz
www.AventuraS3.com

ChrisC 31 May 2003 04:25

Hi

Q1. Yes
Q2. Yes
Q3. No
Q4. No

I'd go for the RAI/ Snorkel anytime - as long as it is properly fitted.

Cheers

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ChrisC

Jose Brito 4 Jun 2003 00:23

Thanks for the tips !!

I'll have a try with the RAI

Cheers,
José


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