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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-07-2003, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Waterproofing the Engine

What all is involved in fully waterproofing the engine components? I plan on gettin it into some water and I don't want stuff screwing up. Any special parts needed?

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Re: Waterproofing the Engine

air intake for engine
all breathers(diffs, trans, gas tank)
distributer
how to seal up most conections under the hood. lots of di elcetric on LOTS of stuff
the battery doesnt like being under water
that little list should keep you busy all weekend, ill add more to it when i get home tonight, i need to get on the road already...
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Re: Waterproofing the Engine

What he said plus add an electric fan since mechanical ones don't like water. Make sure to add a switch to it. Go Diesel. They like it underwater better than gas motors.
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Re: Waterproofing the Engine

Contain your enthusiasm, Norm! The guy asks how to protect his engine from water and you've got him following Zach into a powerstroke swap! hawhawhawhawhawhhaw!!! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Waterproofing the Engine

Hmmm, what is your actual thinking? You mention "fully" waterproofing your engine?

The suggestions already mentioned will help keep your motor from sputtering/dieing, and help keep it from ingesting fluid it can't run on, but if you go too deep, these steps will have to be taken to much more extreme measures. And, you will need to be tearing into your front hubs after each soaking, and completely cleaning them out, unless you really have a good seal going on them. That is not a biggy, but it's one of the reasons I don't go looking for deep water, it's still time consuming.

you should also make sure you are set up to dump the gear oil in both axles without much trouble. And if you have a computer contolled truck, make sure you do something about waterproofing the computer, and the fuse box. make sure all the vent connections, including tranny and tcase, are up nice and high.
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