80 Series 1FZ-FE waterproofing

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 19, 2005 at 18:34
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Set about preparing for easter water crossings this morning- After I got stuck in puddles (only 1.5m deep) twice in one day, I thought I'd plan ahead and sort out my motor's liking for relaxing in a mud bath (ie: stopping in the middle of it)

As per LCOOL.orgs "wet motor" page under the technical section, I was pooing up the hole in the dizzy when I actually noticed it can easily be done without removing the distibutor cap.

On the top of the dizzy, there is a black connector that runs off to the throttle body, on the rear side of this, through the alloy backing plate of the dizzy is a small (about 8mm) hole. Poo this hole up and your water tight.

If you havent already done it to your 80- get cracking.
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Saturday, Mar 19, 2005 at 19:18

Saturday, Mar 19, 2005 at 19:18
Took one up Cape York in 2003 and only preperation done was to fit a snorkel.Had water over bonnet a few times and it never missed a beat.Lucky maybe!!
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 03:06

Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 03:06
odd hey- Had mine in the NW after cyclone season- did a few water crossings just over bonnet height with no snorkel, and it had no dramas. I fit the snorkel then it stops in the middle of puddles. Must be luck!
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 06:16

Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 06:16
Hi There are actually two of these holes in the dizzi...if you want to fix it properly, connect them up to the air filter blocked switch suction pipes and allow flow of air through it, so it doesnt condensate and rust out internally :-)
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