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Old 07-08-2010, 01:17 AM
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Hi everyone, hope you are doing fine.

Here in my country (Mexico) since last week 'till today its been raining a lot, and a lot means that most of the rivers of the city are in its top capacity.

Anyway, yesterday the rain was really heavy so when I left the work to get back home the only road that is available near my working plant was with a lot of water. It was like 2300 so it was dark and I couldn't see exactly were the level was and when I fisrt entered into the water with my truck the initial water splash was over the hood and the headlights seem to didn't light up anything, I was like WTF!!! it was for a few seconds so I immediatly looked for a higer spot to keep my truck safe.

I have to tell you that I'm glad to have such a nice truck, I know I don't have to abuse her but this time it was really worthed to have a truck otherwise I would have had to sleep in the plant until the water level lowered a bit

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That's a lot of water! Just glad to hear you and your truck made it through safely!!! Had something similar happen to me a couple years ago and if I were driving anything other than my truck, I wouldn't have made it.

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Geez, I hope things clear up soon enough. We could use some of that rain over here, we've hit temps of over 100 degrees the last few days.
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Great you and your truck have made it safe! Just to be safe - are you sure the engine has not sucked any water? If the water goes over the hood and you don't have a snorkel installed it might be wise to check if there's no water in the engine oil. Few seconds of water splash shouldn't do you no harm at all but checking the oil and the air filter chamber doesn't cost a penny. Anyway, if water got in there you would probably noticed that - your engine would be gone... Don't get me wrong, I don't wanna sound scary, it's just some experience with doing submarine jobs with my jeeps that make me always a bit curious (I've manage to spoil a tranny in my Wrangler but we were sitting in the dashboard high water for a good 15 minutes and the tranny didn't have the air vents replaced high into the cab).

There's a narrow but busy street close to my house that has a serious problems with drainage - after any storm or hard rain only SOME SUVs and trucks can make it through a quite high water that stays there for hours. I remember slaloming on my 33"s around a number of stuck cars which sucked water in. Total mess!

Other thing is to turn off the lights before entering any high water - the difference in temperature can negatively effect the beams glass.

Overall - welcome to the club of those who say "what? my truck can't swim? just watch THIS!!!"
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