How Water Proof

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 23:24
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OK, how water proof is my 2001 3.0lt Patrol , are there any definite areas that I need to look at..
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Reply By: goodsy - Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 23:51

Saturday, Jan 11, 2003 at 23:51
Doors. Rear doors leak the most. But other doors will leak also. No car is water proof. Spend as little time as possible in the drink to avoid water inside.
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Reply By: Peter - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 09:10

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 09:10
I can't answer your question specifically, but I was told to close all the windows and put the fan on maximum speed with the setting to bring fresh air into the vehicle. The idea is that the interior is slightly pressurized. Either my 80 is totally water tight (water to the door handles) or the fan thing works.

It's also good to keep dust out (unless you're following someone.)
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Follow Up By: Gordon - Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 15:33

Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 15:33
Peter, windows up is not usually recommended if there is a chance you might stall or be swept away especially with electric windows.
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Reply By: Tim - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 14:40

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 14:40
rlbye - its difficult to answer your question as i've owned some 14 4wds and i think that they've all leaked incl. my current gu3 - its strange but i can remember time of door handle depth water crossing with no water and the same car leaking (normally back passenger doors) in less water - one thing is for sure though 4wd's are not boats and i've seen some of the lighter versions attempt floating!!!!
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Follow Up By: Rlbye - Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 16:02

Sunday, Jan 12, 2003 at 16:02
Thanks everyone for info , Think it has just re-inforced what I have thought all along.....Patrol or others are not completely waterproof but if you keep moving and not stop in water it should minimise water getting in through little nooks and crannies
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Reply By: sean - Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 20:20

Monday, Jan 13, 2003 at 20:20
The headlights are not sealed and will fill up if submerged. You gotta go pretty deep to do that but it has been heard of.

Sean
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