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Old 29th June 2019, 10:55   #91
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I guess for the stock intake, the front bumper acts as a barrier for heavy rain water getting into the intake.
To add to what @Manuuj has shared, the original intake snout is the mounted at the highest point in the Engine bay right above the driver side headlight. The air is drawn from the engine bay as the front of the bonnet has a rubber seal. The lower part of the original intake snout which goes into the air box is loosely fit and there is a small hole for water exit as well.

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I usually would cover the snorkel head with a plastic bag while washing the vehicle with a hose to prevent accidental spray directly into the snorkel head.
Good tip, thanks.

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Update: There is usually a little water that does infact enter the Air Filter Box which has drain holes to allow this water to drain out. The actual Air Filter sits a little higher so that little amount of water does not get it wet.
Sharing pictures of both the original and the new air box showing this drain hole

Original Air box
The Built Tough Ford Endeavour 3.2 Titanium - Ownership Experience-ford-endeavour-original-air-box.jpg

New Air box (drain hole visible just below the new intake entry)
The Built Tough Ford Endeavour 3.2 Titanium - Ownership Experience-ford-endeavour-snorkel-air-box.jpg

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Snorkels are not foolproof by any means for deep water crossings. The main purpose for installing one is to get cool clean air from the raised intake. Engines love cool clean air..specially big diesels.
Without doubt the snorkel is providing cooler air and hopefully it is relatively cleaner as well.
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The Endeavour comes with 800 millimeter wading capability which is quite good. This means that the Air Box, Breathers and Electricals are protected up to that depth as standard.
The engineering that has gone in the Endeavour has clearly taken care of this as far as 800mm water wading is concerned. You can spot 3 breather pipes in the engine bay and the fuse box in the engine bay is mounted up top (marked in the picture below).

Left to right - Original intake location, Breather pipes, fuse + distribution box
The Built Tough Ford Endeavour 3.2 Titanium - Ownership Experience-ford-endeavour-intake.jpg

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Some people mount the Snorkel head facing forwards while some prefer it facing back. The Gurkha comes with a snorkel fitted from factory with the Snorkel Head facing backwards.
Atleast thatís not an option in the OE Snorkel for the Endeavour as the Snorkel head is integrated in the Snorkel. Not sure what advantage sacrificing ram air effect with the Snorkel Head facing backwards would have.

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They stated in this video that the Air Box comes equipped with a valve which i understand must be a Non Return Valve which would not allow water from entering the Air Box from the drain holes.
As shown in the picture above, the original air box just has a drain hole and there is no Non Return Valve. Even the original intake snout is loosely fitting in the original air box, so not sure how a Non Return Valve would help even if it was there as water can enter from this point as well in the original air box if the 800mm forging depth is exceeded.

Here is another interesting video which shown the Ranger being tested thoroughly for the 800mm water wading.


Sharing a picture of the parts received back after snorkel installation
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Old 12th July 2019, 14:54   #92
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Fifth Service Experience:

The fifth service which included the inspection coat of underbody anti-rust treatment as well was done earlier this week and again Harpreet Ford (Sahibabad) had a very short turn around time. In addition to the schedule, the fuel filter was replaced while the brake oil change was not done as it was already done ahead of schedule. With the advent of monsoon, the sunroof drain was also inspected for any clogging. The total bill came to Rs. 8,709/- with Shell Fully Synthetic Oil being used.

Fuel Filter after 10K Kms
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Sunroof drain
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Made 2 trips of close to 2300 Kms each in a month. While one was a family roadtrip to Rajasthan (covering Pushkar, Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Udaipur and Jaipur), the other was to meet fellow Endeavour owners (a few BHPians among them) from Pan India at Bandhavgarh (M.P.). Sharing a few pictures from the trips.

Umaid Bavan Palace Jodhpur
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Army Storme towering over the Fortuner and Endeavour
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Parking it too close to the planter due to limited space
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City Palace Udaipur
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The final trip stats which included close to 3 hours of idling
The Built Tough Ford Endeavour 3.2 Titanium - Ownership Experience-endeavour-rj-trip-7.jpg

The entire collection of Endeavours at Bandhavgarh
The Built Tough Ford Endeavour 3.2 Titanium - Ownership Experience-endeavour-trip-bandhavgarh-1.jpg

Lining-up for photoshoot
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The convoy going on trail
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The Built Tough Ford Endeavour 3.2 Titanium - Ownership Experience-endeavour-trip-bandhavgarh-4a.jpg

Getting the mud
The Built Tough Ford Endeavour 3.2 Titanium - Ownership Experience-endeavour-trip-bandhavgarh-5.jpg

The highlight was an owner's RC F-150
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Final Trip stats
The Built Tough Ford Endeavour 3.2 Titanium - Ownership Experience-endeavour-trip-bandhavgarh-10.jpg

A few videos from the trip















Post the trips, cleaned the air filter and found that the remains of bugs encountered on highway which would have entered via the Snorkel
The Built Tough Ford Endeavour 3.2 Titanium - Ownership Experience-endeavour-airfilter-dust-post-snorkel.jpg

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