water crossings

Submitted: Monday, Nov 03, 2014 at 20:10
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notice previous posts regarding bonnet scoops,have you given any thought to a device for your exhaust pipe,like a flap arrangement ,if you stall mid stream the flap will close and no water would enter the engine,something like the inboard speed boats have,where the exhaust goes through the transom.bye barry
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Reply By: pepper2 - Monday, Nov 03, 2014 at 21:07

Monday, Nov 03, 2014 at 21:07
Would nt worry about it I bogged my navara to the chassis left it in river over night water up to top of clutch pedal started first time in the morning.
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Reply By: Ozrover - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 09:39

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 09:39
If you do manage to stall mid-stream & fill the car with water as opposed to just wetting the tyres, then I personally wouldn't be trying to re-start it, get it towed out let the water drain out, check every thing before trying to start it again.

Any water on the inlet side needs to be investigated thoroughly, hydraulic lock is a bad thing.

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Reply By: aussiedingo (River Rina) - Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 09:55

Tuesday, Nov 04, 2014 at 09:55
G'day barry, when I do a deep water crossing I fit a half metre of motor bike inner tube over the end of the exhaust pipe to keep the water out - works well, sounds funny, simple, efficient 'n cheap! hoo roo
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