Not sure how many of you have already done this modification. But after struggling with flat spots and low power above 3000rpm and "'n nukkigerige Patrol" in 5th gear cruising and so called expert machanics at performance shops trying to sort it out for the last 6 months.... will not say any names... I made the decision after searching for a carburettor specialist and finding one! to swap the Nikki for a Weber 38.
I visited the carb guy on Saturday we discussed and exchange some ideas, took the Patrol and deposit to him on Sunday afternoon and got it back yesterday afternoon ready for the coming holiday to the coast. The difference in the performance of that 4.2l motor is unbeliveable!!! At this stage fuel consumption will not be good, enjoying the new sound of that motor too much at the moment.
Now, there is a few decisions to be made in the new year regarding the air cleaner and Safari snorkel. Currently the carburettor got a 10" pancake filter on, and I actually like it. To fit the standard air cleaner housing on top of the Weber the base needs to be modified. Now here I would like some input from the knowlegible members of the forum on the following;
1. The Safari snorkel is now blowing fresh air into the engine bay the old air cleaner and pipes is disconnected just after the cyclone pre-air filter(I think that is what it is called), i don't think this will have any disadvantage?
2. Modifying the std air cleaner housing will this be feasible/do-able?
I will post some pictures of the new Weber and give some feedback on the fuel consumption after the holiday trip.