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Extended operation in high water.

 
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:15 PM
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Extended operation in high water.

Hey guys, quick question for you. For extended operation of a stock truck in high water, is there anything special I can to do to ensure the truck won't fail? Any modifications, aside from a lift?

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Anthony
 
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The short answer is no. Not for extended periods in "high water". Any depth above the bottom of your axle seals, will eventually get into the axle. If you're the kind of guy that would drain your axle fluid after every trip, that'd be ok. Now, if you're talking deep enough to get into the cab.....well, you'll have to spend some money to make your cab, engine, intake, etc...waterproof. If you don't care about the inside of the cab, then waterproofing your intake with a snorkel, buying/fabricating waterproof covers for your electrical components is not out of the question

How deep and how long are you talking about?
 
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Snokel

Be sure to raise axle vent tube, same for tranny to high area.

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http://farm1.static.flickr.com/26/35...9ba70737_o.jpg

That level or slightly lower. Pictured is the exact scenario I would be in, on and off for hours at a time.

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I love when the streets get flooded down here
 
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so why are you going to be in water like that for long times?
 
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Extend vent lines, add a snorkel, and prepare to change gear oil and repack wheel bearings after every trip.
 
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:58 PM
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Hi Everyone,

Does anyone have a source for a Snorkel kit for the F-150? Found plenty for my Jeep, but nothing for my 2011 overland build.

Thanks!
 
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It is possible...

https://www.f150forum.com/f4/snorkel-12632/

Not sure where to get one...

FTW: I love your handle... MrCoffee... LOL
 
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by ManualF150 View Post
It is possible...

https://www.f150forum.com/f4/snorkel-12632/

Not sure where to get one...

FTW: I love your handle... MrCoffee... LOL
Thanks for the reply, I'll check out the thread. The handle has been the one I've been using since the days of BBS' and dial up modems.... and it suits me.

Cheers!
 
 


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