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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.