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We managed without a snorkel. I prefer the looks without.
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We managed without a snorkel. I prefer the looks without.
This post confuses me!

How deep was the water?
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:18 AM
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I would really really like to know how?
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I would really really like to know how?
It looks as though they had a tarp around the front to help create a bow wave in front of the vehicle
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This post confuses me!

How deep was the water?
About 900mm or 3' in your measurements. Sorry if it is confusing.
I put a tarp over the front to protect the air intake which on the diesel is up high any way.
I wouldn't go any deeper towing a 3500kg caravan. The river was about 150m wide.
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About 900mm or 3' in your measurements. Sorry if it is confusing.
I put a tarp over the front to protect the air intake which on the diesel is up high any way.
I wouldn't go any deeper towing a 3500kg caravan. The river was about 150m wide.
Pretty impressive, that's about as deep as I know that anyone has taken one of these nuggets.

Don't think i'm old enough to use feet though.
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Re: WK2 Snorkel

The surface makes a big difference... be it larger rocks, mud, sand, pebbles, roadbase, bitumen, concrete, etc. It's all cool until you're stationary, then the depth becomes more and more relevant by the second. So the question becomes "could you run out of traction?".


Then there's flow... second only in evil to waves.
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The surface makes a big difference... be it larger rocks, mud, sand, pebbles, roadbase, bitumen, concrete, etc. It's all cool until you're stationary, then the depth becomes more and more relevant by the second. So the question becomes "could you run out of traction?".


Then there's flow... second only in evil to waves.
Hi Steve.
It was the causeway on the Pascoe, Cape York in May this year.
There was about 200 mm of sand in the centre and traction was ok to average.
I wrote a full report on another post somewhere and can dig it up if you are interested.
Had an issue with the TCM which was interesting.
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I wrote a full report on another post somewhere and can dig it up if you are interested.
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Re: WK2 Snorkel

Just came back from a trip, most of the trucks had snorkel, I managed quite well without it, in my case I dont like how it looks with a snorkel..as you can see in the last video..water was over the hood...but if you drive carefully the GC has no issues with water that deep...in deeper water who knows...but in my case I wouldnt go into much deeper.
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River crossing 4x4 having fun
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Hi Bob, here you go.

This from a recent trip to Cape York

There were four of us, three Toyota 200 Series and of course our JGC all towing 20í Bushtracker Caravans. Right from the start it was apparent that the fuel usage was very different and overall the Toyotas averaged 22 l/hundred km and we were 15.5. We towed right to the top and the roads were very good.

We travelled up during the first week of May and encountered very few others and were able to drive most of the road at between 70 and 80kph quite comfortably. On the way back it was a different story, lots of traffic heading up and the roads beginning to deteriorate, badly in places.

The camper trailer fraternity have no idea about road conservation!!

On the way back we went into Lochardt River and spent the first night at Chilli Beach.

During the night a storm brewed up and delivered around 50mm of rain. We decided to leave early the next morning as the rivers have a habit of rising quickly. Our first crossing of West Claudie was Ok but rising and we got to the next crossing of the same river it was up about 1.5m. We stayed on the road that night and were able to get across the next day, only about .5m by that time.

We arrived at the Pascoe and it was up around 1.7m and not showing much sign of dropping. Two days later we were still there camped in a quarry and the river had started to fall. That night it rained again, around 12mm and of course the Pascoe rose again.

On the fourth day we decided to cross, it was around .7m and well within the capabilities of our vehicles and vans. We all crossed but on reaching the other side I was unable to get out of 4WD Low Range 2nd gear. I could move from Drive to Park etc but the gears would not change.

We drove about 5 km like that but it was impossible to keep going. I had a fault code from my Ultra Gauge but without phone contact I could not find out what it was related to.

Fortunately, one of our party had a sat phone so I used it to phone Mark at Sunco and he told me the code indicated no communication from the Transmission Control Module to the main computer.
Where was the TCM, under the passenger seat where I had installed the second battery. Lifted up the cover and there was about 70mm of water covering the TCM. So I pulled the battery out, disconnected the TCM, took the metal back of it and used a hair dryer in the van to dry it and the connectors out.

I also found the hole in the floor that I had neglected/forgot to seal when I installed the battery.

Plugged the TCM back in and away we went. I canít stress enough how important it is to have a scan tool and a friendly dealer when doing a trip like this as if we could not have fixed it on the spot the costs and inconvenience would have been monumental.

The Jeep did everything that was expected of it and I cannot praise its performance highly enough. Also a big thanks to Mark at Sunco, his knowledge and assistance was invaluable.
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