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Old 19 May 2005, 09:56   #1
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For all 4x4 enthusiasts, what happens.......

........to my exhaust when I drive my jeep through deep water, chassis height an above. Does the water leak into the exhast pipe and as such, what should I be worried about. My exhaust is stainless steel and the jeep is diesel. Cheers.
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Meme so long as you don't stall it no problem. but I would worry about the height of the alternator and starter as they don't like salty water. Also its not only the depth of the water but a vehicle will create a bow wave as it moves through deep water which can be significantly higher the the depth of the water. I have had to turn the windscreen wipers on in a landrover before now, but as came in green and black and belonged to Her Majesty I wasn't overly worried.

However if its never going on the road again, and you can drive it without wearing a snorkel and face mask then just go for it.

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Thanks and you're......

.............right about the bow wave. I have just had the undersides waxed undersealed to help with corrosion however, although Idrive on the beach, the stream I ford is fresh water. Thanks again.
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So what are those.....

..exhaust pipes I see protruding above the bonnet from other 4x4's ?
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They're air intakes!
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snorels mate! - for those hardcore river driving weapons
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Talking of 4x4s has anyone seen this lates bit of nonsense???

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4561785.stm

Seems the anti 4x4 brigade stepping things up a gear - bloody Greenpeace at it again - stopped production of RangeRovers at solihull this week!!!

These antis are getting really out of hand - apparently the pollution etc caused by 4x4s is causing a major world problem!!!

Quite how a RangeRover that does 16mpg is better than a RIB that does about 3mpg is beyond me!!!
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........to my exhaust when I drive my jeep through deep water, chassis height an above. Does the water leak into the exhast pipe and as such, what should I be worried about. My exhaust is stainless steel and the jeep is diesel. Cheers.

Only worry if the water gets into your air intake - then you will know why people fit snorkels.
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Quite how a RangeRover that does 16mpg is better than a RIB that does about 3mpg is beyond me!!!
Or indeed a Boeing 737 that does......well let's not even go there. And I bet those greenies are the first to take up cheap airline tickets which have caused such a proliferation in air travel and all the environmental damage inherent in that
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