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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-06-2003, 11:00 AM
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Preparing a new Jeep for water & deep mud

First I would like to thank all those that have answered my questions! You guys ROCK!

I've already learned something real valuable here concerning the automatic transmission in a new Jeep and its that if you don't move the vent before you go in deep water, you will destroy the transmission in minutes!
Makes me wonder who's idea that was? I also wonder how much that has cost the company in warranty repairs or does Jeep just claim it was abuse and tell you to pound sand? For Jeep to sell a vehicle whose intended purpose is to go offroad, it would make sense to me that Jeep would have already fixed simple stuff like that. I know its not a submarine, but if you back a jet ski in a boat ramp and have your transmission pukes 5 minutes later, major suck, warranty or not.
Question is: Is there any other gremlins like that, that would need to be taken care of before you take a new Jeep in the mud?

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FYI: taking a jeep off road voids the warranty had a gf to learn this the hard way after her coil packs melted

just pay attention to any vents, including tranny, motor, case, and axles. next concern is intake; u dont want it drinking what you drive thru. next is your toesies. it is cold out and i get mighty testy when my toesies are cold and wet. hope this helps. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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silicon you distributer cap on and vent it. this will keep water from splashing in and stalling the motor. be mindfull of where you air intake is and don't put it underwater. the more you play in mud and water, expect to kill starters and alternators. route vents for your diffs, tcase, and tranny to a high/dry spot.
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I would really watch out with the auto tranny in the mud. I know what kind of mud you will get into and the auto tranny doesnt like it the least. I have a friend who went through three auto trannies. And eeverything was vented and prepped for deep water. He knew what he was doing, but the trannies still died. He is actually trying to stay out of the deep stuff anymore. I don't blame him. It really does take a toll on every componant. It is fun though. I would say just be very careful in the deep stuff. Crawling through is much better, unless of course it is nasty gumbo, but with the trannie revving it will be more apt to take a drink rather than when idling through.

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Re: Preparing a new Jeep for water & deep mud

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FYI: taking a jeep off road voids the warranty had a gf to learn this the hard way after her coil packs melted



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No it doesn't!!! Look up the Magnunson Warrenty Act, your girlfriend got screwed over by the dealership.

I have sank my jeep to where the water was 3/4 up the doors, the dealership fixed two problems after that under warranty, and if they couldn't tell that my Jeep had been off road, they were blind.
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oooooh boy you just got me riled up. they had her snowed i guess. its her jeep i let her handle it but man that makes me mad. its ok she aint my gf anymore [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img]
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Re: Preparing a new Jeep for water & deep mud

My favorite all time waterproofing article:
http://www.ifsja.org/tech/misc/wtrproof.shtml

It may not apply to you specifically, but it's a great overview of everything.
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Re: Preparing a new Jeep for water & deep mud

Great article, bluesman. Best part is that Doc takes the common sense (and incidentally dirt cheap) approach to fording.

Going him one better, though... when I waterproofed, I made my own vent hose air filters using packing foam and pantyhose. Only tricky part was finding the right foam.... basically whatever foam I found, I tried to smother myself with it. If I could still breathe, it was OK. Carved a cup-shaped pellet out of that stuff to fit over the vent hose, surrounded it with a layer of pantyhose (notice how it shrugs off water), and hose-clamped it into place. Diffs and tranny have not made mayonnaise since.

Granted, if you're a single guy, you may just prefer to go buy the small KN filters instead of explain to the checkout clerk why you're buying pantyhose.
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I tried to smother myself with it. If I could still breathe, it was OK

[/ QUOTE ]1. Uh FullyGrunted...I'm confused...
2. At what point did you stop testing?
a. When you could still suck air?
b. When you were found by the wife... glassey-eyed?
c. When the foam was removed by the Para-Medics?
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Granted, if you're a single guy, you may just prefer to go buy the small KN filters instead of explain to the checkout clerk why you're buying pantyhose.


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4. And you single guys ain't got anyone to call 911,
5. When trying FullyGrunted's testing methods....
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