Generally speaking. the height of the spark plugs or the crank position
sensor on the engine is usually the lowest point where engine would stop
when water floods that zone.
Diesel sengine will not be affected all the way up to the snorkel of the air
Speaking of air filter... that is the another issue where the splash is
enough to cause engine engine to sieze. So it is important to drive slow
through flooded street.
It is important to wash the undercarriage soon after you pass the flooded
street to remove any contaminants.
So how high realistically? I would have to say the center of the wheel/tire
should be the highest for safety reason. Best case is not to do it as you
don't really know how deep the water is.
I agree with Tiger. I think the mechanic capability is one issue while
the reality is another. For safety reason, avoid flooded area as much
as possible. You don't know how deep the water is and if the road base
is still there. If I cannot tell where the road is, I don't consider it
At one time, I saw a few cars stuck in a muddy, partially flooded
ground. All of them were 4WD. My reasoning is, their drivers assume
4WD is better than 2WD so they dare to try on places where 2WD drivers
never think about. They over-estimated!
Yep... exactly the point that there are unknowns in that water. So you might
be tihnking about the Hummer... how they go through all that stuff... It is
simple... they are designed for it! And they go slow.
They got super high clearance... gears designed to go through anything...
but they are really rough to drive on highway... that's why they can go
through anything... they are not designed for road. Did you know their body
frame is exactly like railroad rails? Super supre stiff and super super
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