Flooded car

Submitted: Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:35
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I flooded my navara on the weekend up to the centre console. Now when I drive I have a sloshing sound. I have tried to tell myself it's the fuel but I cant ever remember hearing the fuel in the tank before. And the sound is noisy and interior sounding. I have searched for cavities and cant find any. The car is just pressed steel, all single layer. EG, where the rear seat buldge is under the beanch seat, it's hollow under the car. Does anyone know of any cavities in the navara (the older one not the brand newie) that could retain water, probably only accessable (meaning able to be filled) from the inside of the car. I would really like to drill some holes and empty my onboard water carrying tank. Thanks.
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Reply By: MATT.D(WA) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:40

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:40
F4,

People pay big dollars for these onboard water containers, you've saved a fortune. Hope the Navara's allright.

Goodluck
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Reply By: Trevor R (QLD) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:45

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:45
I am pressuming you have checked in the doors, some of the drain holes may be blocked???
My old Rocky went swimming, it takes a while to get things sorted again.

Good luck and regards Trevor.
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Reply By: F4Phantom - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:50

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 21:50
Yeah car is fine, I just want access to this new water container. The doors are empty, its easy to check cause you just wave em around a bit. The sloshing comes from accelerating and braking. Kind of near the rear of the cab behind the seat. I hope I dont have to use the evaporation method, it's winter and that will take some time. perhaps it will freeze solid and provide me with a massive onbord esky.
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:24

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:24
Is there a storage tub under the rear carpet? They can fill easily and have their holes blocked by leaves or papers/plastic that you may have left in the tub.

I did a similar thing to my vehicle, except I have a largish spare tyre tub. Boy, does that hold some water.................
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:01

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:01
Probably the sills under the doors, have a look along the bottom of the body under the doors, there should be either drain slots or bungs.
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Follow Up By: F4Phantom - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:07

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:07
ok thanks. I just had a look, there are not any but i may drill a hole or 2 in that area to make sure. Good old silicon is my bung.
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:00

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:00
If it is in the sills or some other cavity, once the water is out, put some fish oil, or penetrol or tectyl (what ever is your favourite) in to slosh around and chase the moisture in the seams. Then bung up again.
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Reply By: streeter - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:05

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:05
your not the phantom warrnambool bloke who got bogged at killarny yesterday are you head lines in todays paper Ilegal beach drive leaves driver all at sea the water was lapping over the bonnet plus he got booked for driving on the beach
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Follow Up By: F4Phantom - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:23

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:23
If that was me I think I would be posting about the effectivness of those electric rust proofing things, wether they work on already rusting panels in contact with sea water, where to buy them and if anyone wants to buy a used nissan, good nick, little rust, restore or parts.
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Reply By: Utemad - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:46

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 22:46
Dual or single cab?

My dual cab Rodeo has an inacessible cavity under the rear seat. I've filled that with muddy water before.

Either that or has been said in the door sills.
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Follow Up By: F4Phantom - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:36

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:36
dual cab, and I recon this could be it. When you say inaccessable, how do you access it?
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:47

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:47
My Rodeo has two rubber grommets on the underside of the cavity (under the car). Mine filled up as one of the rubber grommets was missing (so mine drained as soon as I was out of the muddy hole but it left the mud residue in the cavity). However it could fill from inside the car as if you lift up the rear seat the jack and tools are stored in a sectioned off part of this cavity. However the silicon seals around the edges of this sectioned off bit have left some gaps so water could get in there too if you drowned your car.
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Reply By: Member - Bware (Tweed Valley) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 00:23

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 00:23
Where are the photos?
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 07:51

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 07:51
Dear Mr Phantom,

Just to discount the obvious - your not sloshed are you?

Kind regards
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:42

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:42
Hi Cary

Sorry to hear mate, Where did you swim it?

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Follow Up By: F4Phantom - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:50

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 08:50
a bog filled track at toolangi, actually it was all my fault. i thought i would be smart, think ahead and rig up the snatch before i tried a hole, i then proceeded to put the strap through the DOOR, not the window. so when i got stuck, water leaked a small amount through the panels, which is fine, but to get the snatch out i had to open the door!! idiot. so of course the flood was not heald back and rushed in giving me a really nice rustic smell as i work each day. no probs tho, even the inverter and laptop cables kept going as i got them out of the water fast.

i would post a photo but i have not bothered to learn how to do it yet.
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Reply By: F4Phantom - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 16:29

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 16:29
Thanks everyone, I drilled 6 holes in the sills below the doors there is a U shape. Most of these holes leaked the brown stuff, the sloshing is dying down. I will fill with penetrol and let that do some sloshing of it's own and also bung up the holes. This is is a story that ended with good news.
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 17:33

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 17:33
Phantom,
Lift the scratch pads on top of the sill where you get in, often there are small holes that are used to help hold the kick pads and with these you can insert fish oil or the like.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Follow Up By: F4Phantom - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 17:39

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 17:39
brilliant advice, i was thinking i was having to pump it it upwards through my holes. Thanks for that.
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