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Old May 18th, 2016, 11:45 AM
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When are you going? If you wanted to do an evening departure from Frisco the entourage cold crash here for the night and get an early start on the trail the next day. Im fairly close and have plenty of room.

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Old May 18th, 2016, 12:37 PM
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I killed a d1 gems truck in that water hole @ Rausch Creek. Of course it was right @ dusk. The truck climbed up out of the basin and died on top. Charles Galpin and Jeff Huff said open the hood and proceeded to pull the ecu all apart.
I had on board air and Charles blew it all dry and the truck ran great. The muddy water line on that truck was right @ window level.
My favorite Lucky 8 episode was when Justin flopped the white 90 in that red pit of dispair @ Uwharrie.
I was there for that. I think Wolf took some good pictures and posted them here.
that was a mess, he almost and maybe sucked water into his snrokle i remeber the air filter being soaked.
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Thank for the input everyone.

I'll order those rubber boots for sure. I'm not about the one for the distributor.. You still have the vaccum advance and the sender for the ignition amp that will be in the way of getting a good seal but I guess anything will help. The boot for the coil looks like a no brainer though.

Yeah, my ECU is under the passenger seat. It's always been dry in there and I have taken water into the passenger compartment before.. never above the seat box though. I'll put it in a waterproof something for good measure. I also have a spare ECU I will bring. I really really hope I don't take water above the seat box.

This whole exercise might be a moot point unless the flow rates on the river drop. Right now they are double where I need them to be.
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When are you going? If you wanted to do an evening departure from Frisco the entourage cold crash here for the night and get an early start on the trail the next day. Im fairly close and have plenty of room.

-Jeff
We're going the second weekend of June. Got me, a Jeep TJ and a Scout. We're going to bypass the major winch hills but apparently the bypases are winch hills too so we'll see how that turns out. The river is the big factor though. past years, June have been low flow rates but Cali was deep in a drought- not so much the case this year especially with the snow pack in the Sierras. If the river is moving too fast, we're going to run the Rubicon as plan Bl.
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 02:52 PM
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 03:13 PM
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Now this is a deep water crossing done right:

http://airows.com/adventure-and-spor...ear-short-film

I assume there is an extended cut where the guy sniffs the oil and then rubs it into his mustache.
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You guys have a nice list going. I'd like to add a couple things:

If the engine does not have a distributor it has a crank angle sensor on the side of the block even with the horizontal mid line of the crank. This sensor operates at the temperature of the bleak and has a tendency to break if suddenly submerged in cold water. If it breaks the engine will not run until it is replaced. I'd carry multiple spares if planning a deep water crossing.

Also, a closed radiator muff or sheet of plastic in front of the grille will help keep the water inside the engine bay lower than the water outside the bay.

I have more suggestions but you would have to read my upcoming book to see them.
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 08:17 PM
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Now this is a deep water crossing done right: http://airows.com/adventure-and-spor...ear-short-film I assume there is an extended cut where the guy sniffs the oil and then rubs it into his mustache.
The owner of that truck is a member here. I've given him crap for that single fog every time I've seen it. That guy sniffing the oil reminds me of Ronnie at the last NYC Meetup when his truck wouldn't start. He brought out a leather tool roll, rolled it out, took out the oil dipstick, sniffed it, put it back in and the truck started!!
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 08:25 PM
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The owner of that truck is a member here. I've given him crap for that single fog every time I've seen it. That guy sniffing the oil reminds me of Ronnie at the last NYC Meetup when his truck wouldn't start. He brought out a leather tool roll, rolled it out, took out the oil dipstick, sniffed it, put it back in and the truck started!!
I know the owner is a member here. I questioned why he would sell the bumper off his NAS truck but I guess it all makes sense now. He clearly needed the extra departure angle for when he was trying to get through deep water crossings.
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 08:40 PM
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Smells like chicken... , or he enjoyed this article. http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...&Number=119408
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Too funny! I don't care who you are, that right there is funny. I love the op's first line...

"I don't know why I do this, but the other day I decided to smell the oil on the dipstick. I can't get the thought out of my mind"
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Too funny! I don't care who you are, that right there is funny. I love the op's first line... "I don't know why I do this, but the other day I decided to smell the oil on the dipstick. I can't get the thought out of my mind"
Reminds me one of my female coworkers telling me about her gynecologist Dr Kudla.
She said after every exam, he would sniff the spreader that was used to pry open the vagina.
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Ha. What you guys don't sniff your oil after blowing through 3" of water? It's in the manual.

------ Follow up post added June 23rd, 2016 08:46 PM ------

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Rims look good by the way. Love em
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 11:21 PM
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Ha. What you guys don't sniff your oil after blowing through 3" of water? It's in the manual.

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Rims look good by the way. Love em
Does the manual say how fast you have to be going through said 3" puddle of water before you have to sniff your dipstick? Also, if it's cold enough to wear a full suit and hoodie, it is waay to cold to paddle out in knee high slop like that. Hell if the water is 82 degrees I ain't paddling out in that slop ass shit!
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Old June 24th, 2016, 08:45 AM
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Josh, Rims look good by the way. Love em
I miss them! They still look great...hopefully they won't begin rusting after that water crossing though.
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