NOTE: We chose not to re-install the snorkel as it actually seems to restrict air flow to the engine. The main purpose of the snorket design appears to be to reduce noise (roar) from the air intake system.
We opted for more potential power (and more noise).
- Make sure the radiator drain plug is in place and tightened. Refill the radiator with 50/50 mixture of anti-freeze and water and replace the radiator cap. You can also add a can of rust-inhibitor and/or water pump conditioner/lubricant to the radiator at this time. Our radiator was relatively new (and clean) and our water pump was new so we chose to do neither. You're call.
- Crank the engine and let it run for few minutes. MONITOR THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE. Once the engine reaches operating temperature the thermostat should open and allow coolant to flow into the engine. Look for leaks around (and under) the water pump as well as around any hoses you can see (it's hard to see much under the hood of a van). If you don't see any leaks, turn-off the engine and let it cool. Once cooled re-check the coolant level and add more coolant as needed (you may need to do this 2-3 times before the coolant level is completely full again). If you see leaks, if the engine won't crank, if your engine is making strange noises, etc., refer to the TROUBLESHOOTING page for this repair.