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Submerging a Jeep?


 
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karate17.geo
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:19 am    Post subject: Submerging a Jeep? Reply with quote

I am now the proud owner of a TJ and I want to make it so that I can idle in water up to the doors. I want to do this because I live in a city that floods every time it rains. I would need to stop at traffic lights/ move around stalled vehicles. I do not care if the inside gets wet. All I want is for my Jeep to be able to drive through the city if a flash flood occurs. I am planning on getting the ARB Safari Snorkel for the air intake. But, I know this is not enough to make it a submersive vehicle.

I am looking for information/ ideas on all that is involved in submerging a Jeep.


This would include:
[b]Exhaust[/b]
Possible electrical issues
Waterproofing
Sealing hoses
Etc.


Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a couple of things that are of concern here are

Keeping water out of your diff's, trans, and transfercase, and of course gas tank.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eye4Mud wrote:
I think a couple of things that are of concern here are

Keeping water out of your diff's, trans, and transfercase, and of course gas tank.


Yeah, crawl under and make sure all the vent lines are attached, in good shape and run up higher than you will need to traverse.

The main things about traversing water are, keep moving. Stopping is when you can get some water into the diffs, or engine. Keep the engine running as best you can. Should it stall, then water can get into the exhaust and follow its way to the head pipes.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just put it on some 38's. problem solved
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is a question for you auto or stick it makes a difference here.the auto trans can't go above the door sill with out a major modification.it would seem that Chrysler thought it a good idea to put the breather for it behind the torque converter.you think so what?well if you stand still for anything more than a couple of seconds and your trans is toast.even long submersions while movong can cause issues.

water proof the distributer if it has one.take axle grease and press it into the groove between the out lip and the inner lip of the cap .the part that seats on the distributer itself.put a nice fat dab of dielectric grease in the ends of the wires either way.

always make sure your axle seals are in good shape and never leaking.through the build up of heat the axle with create a vacuum which will want to suck water in if the axle seals aren't in good shape and the breather can't do its thing.

as mentioned move all your breather lines to the firewall above the master cylinder

for the occasional flash flood and water driving up to your doors that should do it
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