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Offline David189412

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Snorkel Thermastat
« on: February 04, 2019, 05:01:02 am »
Has anybody repaired the snorkel thermostat or replaced?
Who has a good reproduction? 70 BOSS 302
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David

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Re: Snorkel Thermastat
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 02:59:08 pm »
Ok I will answer my own question.
The air cleaner flap never opened. Which pulls hot air all the time from the exhaust manifold which will affects fuel ratio.

What I found is the actuator was full of paint and the pin was bent. Cleaned with soap and water and blew out easy with air.
Assemble, heated with heat gun. Open, then snow. Closed

The actuator threads out of the snorkle.
Do not use oil based products, just soap and water.
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Re: Snorkel Thermastat
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 05:34:45 pm »
Great tip David. Did the actuator come out easy enough? Once I tried to remove mine to fix the same issue and it was really stuck, I was worried about ruining it.
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Re: Snorkel Thermastat
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 06:20:45 pm »
Damn...

I missed the chance to check mine... the snow level in Northern California was at 1000 ft. or less yesterday ;D ;D
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Re: Snorkel Thermastat
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 06:21:29 am »
Damn...

I missed the chance to check mine... the snow level in Northern California was at 1000 ft. or less yesterday ;D ;D

CA put in hot tub and then put ice on it from your fruity drink.

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Re: Snorkel Thermastat
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 06:26:17 am »
Great tip David. Did the actuator come out easy enough? Once I tried to remove mine to fix the same issue and it was really stuck, I was worried about ruining it.

I used a pliers that removes hose wire clamps. I grabbed the crimp in the middle of actuator and turned counter clockwise.
Threaded out with no issues.
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Re: Snorkel Thermastat
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 05:34:44 pm »
 LOL!   While I do live in CA the only "fruity drink" I drink is wine...so no ice and no hot tub here.

Guess I'll have to wait for one of our 104 degree summer days. Leave in the sun for an hour, remove 4 beers from ice chest, insert snorkel ;D
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Re: Snorkel Thermastat
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 09:12:20 pm »
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