Ah ha! I figured you would know if anyone. Do you know if those were routinely fitted. I think I recal somone with a 280GE having one as well. Does it really help. I was told by the guy who rebuilt the alternator on the 230G not to worry about getting it wet. It will work fine under water - he said. I never got in that deep to try it but you never know if I get rig with 35" tyres and a lift etc where I might go. (but you can bet it will not be off -trail. I think tread-lightly makes sense for all of life - not just 4-wheeling!)
I don't know whether the snorkle is good for something or not. The engineers certainly thought so.
By the way, the vacuum line from pump to booster has a T-fitting into a line for a remote vacuum reservoir under the left fender - that makes it a late 80's model. I had left a message with the seller to find out about the year built (it is strangely missing in his ebay ad) - no response yet.
I have the back plate for the snorkel, but still need the top to finish the project. Europa had the housing that fits around the back side, but the rest of it is on back order. It apparently works by sucking air through the snorkel and pushing it forward via the pully fan blades. Seems as though the alternator might have been better positioned up high. The Landrovers of late have theirs positioned as one of the highest points under the hood, higher than the battery, naturally, since under the old Lucus theory of eletricty the battery must be down stream. Bosch now lives under the Landrover bonnet, thanks for the short BMW ownership.
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