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The only place for a coil spring is up Zebedee's arse.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8qWwy0o8nk
He's put some thought into that!

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Don’t go getting any ideas lmao

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Would love that sort of adventure even if sleeping outside with the crocs hehe.
But sods law says the next bit to go wrong will be a part he doesn't carry, crank sensor or something.

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Quite a few nice toys on that :) And it looks tidy and well implemented too.

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Very nice job except for the snorkel. If the water is deep enough to get drawn into the air intake, it's deep enough to drown the ignition coils and spark plugs (not to mention getting inside and drowning the BeCM) so isn't really needed.

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I've had water up above the wheel tops and been OK in terms of coil pack and water ingress - did worry about the intake though, with the wheels churning the water up a bit higher than the tops of the wheels.

The coils are a bit higher than the wheel tops and don't have that churning issue.

I'd happily fit a snorkel and be comfortable doing it again.

You do have to be sure you have good door seals to protect the BECM though!

Edit: just remembered that guy is in Australia - he might not even use it to go through water. They often use snorkels to get the air intake out of the low level dust thrown up by the wheels out there.

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I've had water half way up the windscreen, from the bow wave going through a hole that turned out to be roughly level with the bonnet. The biggest problem was the water running in through the heater...

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One of the few driving conditions I'd prefer an oldskool diesel with mechanical injection pump for.

Reminds me of one holiday on 'Shell Island / Mochras' in Wales as a kid, it's a peninsula and the only link road to mainland is a tidal causeway... I canoed over abandoned cars with headlights still lit on that causeway

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My wife and I were in convoy during the boxing day floods a couple of years back. We had a BMW tagging along for quite a few miles using us a wading stick to see if he could follow us. That worked well for him until we were up to the doors and he was suddenly left in the middle of nowhere :)

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Lpgc wrote:

One of the few driving conditions I'd prefer an oldskool diesel with mechanical injection pump for.

Reminds me of one holiday on 'Shell Island / Mochras' in Wales as a kid, it's a peninsula and the only link road to mainland is a tidal causeway... I canoed over abandoned cars with headlights still lit on that causeway

Used to camp there every year with uni friends, was great fun watching people ignore the warnings about what times they can arrive and drive in, think they can drive through the water then get stuck.

Some would just stop in the water, some would drive off the edge of the road and suddenly find themselves in even deeper water and others would drive in to the rocks that marked the edge of the road when the tide was out.

Some people are really dumb.

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Morat wrote:

My wife and I were in convoy during the boxing day floods a couple of years back. We had a BMW tagging along for quite a few miles using us a wading stick to see if he could follow us. That worked well for him until we were up to the doors and he was suddenly left in the middle of nowhere :)

Wonder if the water level had risen at earlier flood points when the BMW backtracked lol...

RutlandRover wrote:

Used to camp there every year with uni friends, was great fun watching people ignore the warnings about what times they can arrive and drive in, think they can drive through the water then get stuck.

Some would just stop in the water, some would drive off the edge of the road and suddenly find themselves in even deeper water and others would drive in to the rocks that marked the edge of the road when the tide was out.

Some people are really dumb.

Went at least a few times a year as a kid and through teenage years. Dad was mad on boating (and also Landrovers for a good few years), at various times had all sort from inflatables, little powerboats, big powerboats to yachts. I've known it snow there in June... didn't stop him from waterskiing all the way from Shell Island to Abersoch and back again a couple of weeks before having a hip replacement.