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Old 04 November 2005, 08:26   #11
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How did the chap with the V8 do the waterproofing? Could do with giving it a go!
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Old 04 November 2005, 08:38   #12
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The experts at waterproofing are the Royal Marines - the lengths they go to is amazing!!!

When you think of all the breathers etc on a vehicle it is frightening where water could get in - even the little hole on the brake fluid resevoir cap!!!

If you don't want to go too mad here is what I have done to mine....

Silicone grease around dizzy cap

Silicone grease around all the ends of the plug leads - note grease not sealant!!!

Spray damp start(stupid name it's a varnish/sealant) on all the electrics you can see - make sure they are clean first use some cheap electrical cleaning stff or brake cleaner so the stuff will stick properly.

That is all I have done and it has worked perfectly in some very deep water. Of course if you want to you can get snorkels and extended breathers and a special cover that looks like a cows udder for the dizzy - or use a rubber glove with holes in the fingers but I haven't needed to!!!
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Swifty,

How did the chap with the V8 do the waterproofing? Could do with giving it a go!
Dunno,
I will ask Stuart next time I see him, see if he knows.
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