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Snorkel vs. snorkless

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Hey, a question about tii snorkel area. This has troubled me a while and I need to make it clear.

There is a great documentation on Martins' site on how to remove the snorkel. http://www.2002tii-restoration.org/projects/snorkel_removal.htm

The piece he used as patch is from left side of standard nose.

Also Keith did it same way

http://www.my2002tii.com/nov_2002.htm

BUT I have also seen that someone just patched the hole and left the bulged shape as it is WITH the snorkel. Now as I look the pictures of tiis I wonder that it might be the correct way. Also I would assume that factory used the same stamping tools and just left the hole out. Does someone have a good enough picture to confirm this and be sure it's from a car that has not messed with?

Actually now after looking twinturbos' pictures of his turbo project I'm quite positive about this!

http://www.bmw2002faq.com/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,50/page,download/id,32046/

What do you think?

Tommy

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My tii does have a bulge there as well. Also a gap where there is no spot welds between the radiator support and the nose. It is not like the left side of the car.

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Thanks Pete. Not many replies but I think that's enough. I'm doing it that way. Otherwise I could just leave the snorkel but it's crooked on the replacement panel that I'm using. Easier to take out than fix.

Tommy

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