How Deep Can A Hilux Go?

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 17:41
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Hi Folks,
I've recently purchased a 2004 Hilux. ( 3.4L petrol, 4wd ). Does anyone know what depth of water they can negotiate? Also, would a snorkel do much to increase it's swimming ability ?
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Reply By: Member - toohey - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 18:44

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 18:44
giday david
don't no a lot about petrol donks,so just an opion.snorkel would help for sure,give give all electrics a good spray with wd40,hang a tarp from under bonet over bullbar then paddle with care.
regards toohey.
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 19:09

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 19:09
Find out where the engine cotrol unit is too. Can be mighty embarassing to have all the goodies under the bonnet up high and an ECU under the passengers feet (speaking from very damp, painful experience x 2).
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Reply By: BenSpoon - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 22:01

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 22:01
definately worth a diff breather extension into the engine bay too, otherwise theoretical safe height would be top of the front diff.
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Reply By: muzzgit (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 22:43

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 22:43
Dunno about newer hilux, but older ones air pick up was behind headlights.

Getting engine wet these days is frought with danger. All these new fangled cars have sensors and all sorts of crap just waiting to get wet so they can deteriorate over a year or so and then go kaput half way up the CSR, or similar.
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Reply By: motherhen - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 23:49

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 23:49
Older hiluxes are like submarines. Years ago, when my younger son had his first hilux, he had arranged a fishing trip down to coast with a mate and my elder son who was due home from uni for the weekend. Well it started raining rain like Noah met. Fearing big bro would say it's too wet and call the whole trip off, he and his mate headed off in the afternoon in his mate's vehicle, leaving his hilux for big brother to come down in later. So well after dark in blinding rain, my elder son was heading to their camp site, unaway of a huge flooded waterway. The boys saw him coming, hit the creek, and go under so far they couldn't see any light from the headlights; elder boy thought he'd had it too, but the trusty hilux (it didn't have a snorkel) kept on plugging on, and much to everyone's surprise came on out of the water and on to the camp. It was called a fish after that swim.
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 00:04

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 00:04
It depends an awful lot on how you handle the vehicle.
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