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Crazy Drivers---Would You do this

#1 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:29 pm


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RE: Crazy Drivers---Would You do this

#2 by handlebar , Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:08 am

And think of the cost of getting home and having the car towed to wherever. A very expensive exercise in stupidity.

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RE: Crazy Drivers---Would You do this

#3 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:14 am

I don't think the insurance would pay out for something like this, surely it would be seen as self inflicted damage.

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RE: Crazy Drivers---Would You do this

#4 by mikejee , Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:12 am

I don't think it would be necessary to drive the car to anywhwere other than the scrapyard. The sea water would wreck the electrics. My old boss (an arrogant sod) once tried to drive his 4 x 4 (Jeep) through a deep ford on the road at full speed, and the whole car had to be replaced. seawater would be far worse


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RE: Crazy Drivers---Would You do this

#5 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:12 am

Mike

I suppose it must be modern electrics. I drove my little mini through the Ford in Green Road Hall Green many times and as you can guess with a mini the ford only had to be the tiniest bit in flood and the mini used to cut out. But after pushing it out of the ford a little spray with WD40 around the leads and distributor usually did the trick and it restarted without problem.

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RE: Crazy Drivers---Would You do this

#6 by Voltman , Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:02 pm

I think a lot of the problems arise from lower air intakes.
Old cars had the intake pipe at the filter which was mounted on the carburettor, high under the bonnet. Many modern cars have ducted intakes which start off quite low at the front and must scoop up deep water quite well. Add that to the fact that in injection engines the air is direct to the cylinders, no carb, and the effect must be quite dramatic. No spluttering, just a couple of cylinders suddenly full of uncompressible water.


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RE: Crazy Drivers---Would You do this

#7 by Sheldonboy , Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:18 pm

Posted by Voltman
I think a lot of the problems arise from lower air intakes.
Old cars had the intake pipe at the filter which was mounted on the carburettor, high under the bonnet. Many modern cars have ducted intakes which start off quite low at the front and must scoop up deep water quite well. Add that to the fact that in injection engines the air is direct to the cylinders, no carb, and the effect must be quite dramatic. No spluttering, just a couple of cylinders suddenly full of uncompressible water.



That's what I thought.


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RE: Crazy Drivers---Would You do this

#8 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:20 pm

Volty

The trouble with the original min was you only had to be in a puddle and the bonnet was under water.

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RE: Crazy Drivers---Would You do this

#9 by handlebar , Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:22 am

Voltman,
I'm in absolute awe of your car knowledge. I have to read the handbook to open the doors. Perhaps it's my mispent youth. Too much time in the pictures with marilyn Munroe and not enough intelligent learning.

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RE: Crazy Drivers---Would You do this

#10 by Sheldonboy , Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:56 pm

Handlebar, you wouldn't believe.how much Volty knows.
I know I wouldn't.


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RE: Crazy Drivers---Would You do this

#11 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:15 pm

The same as you wouldn't believe how much I don't know.

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