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Old 07-26-2016, 12:54 AM
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Might make it. Then you need to drain all fluids that are potentially contaminated, maybe repack or replace all bearings, and deal with wet carpets most likely. Might smell like Brooklyn sewer for a while. Never smelled that, is it nice? ; )

Questions like this make me never want to buy any used car...
I would worry about the quality of this car if it's seals are so weak it can't stop water getting into the diffs or oil sump. It's a Jeep.....

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Re: Driving through flood question

Had my radar sensor under water many times with no issues. The diffs are fitted with Gore Filters which seem to be very effective in keeping the water out. Have had water well up the door and never a drop inside, I wouldn't test it by stopping though.
However it is not a good idea to drive through floods.


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Re: Driving through flood question

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Might make it. Then you need to drain all fluids that are potentially contaminated, maybe repack or replace all bearings, and deal with wet carpets most likely. Might smell like Brooklyn sewer for a while. Never smelled that, is it nice? ; )

Questions like this make me never want to buy any used car...

I smell the Brooklyn sewers everyday in the summer. Wonderful smell


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Wouldn't it be a whole lot easier to take the next street up or walk? It is Brooklyn after all

Walk in Brooklyn? Who walks in Brooklyn! If I have to go to the grocery two blocks away, I drive there. This could be a good reason as to why I get 8mpg city driving


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Re: Driving through flood question

Oh well......tell you what, you can use this video, if water is running faster and higher that what you see here, maybe you should think about it, if its the same or below, just go for it.
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Re: Driving through flood question

I found a video of the place i was talking about. Its tough to see how deep the water is. Its deeper by the train overpass as the water is just sitting there, road slants down.

I guess if Cherokees could get through it, my jeep shouldnt have had an issue. I should have gone through! Ah well, better safe than sorry.

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Re: Driving through flood question

Hi again,
For what I see in the video you could 100% have gone thru it without any issues, but then again, leaving all jokes aside, if you feel you are taking a risk its not worth it, better be safe than sorry, in my case the video I shared above, only reason I went thru it was because I saw some other do it ahead of me, if not there was no chance I would do that crossing, so next time just wait a few minutes, check who crosses and who doesnt, and with that on mind you'll know.
But rest assure that our Jeeps can do much more than we think they can, that is something every day I keep learning.
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I would worry about the quality of this car if it's seals are so weak it can't stop water getting into the diffs or oil sump. It's a Jeep.....
Open vent tubes that were mentioned earlier would be the concern, not the seals.
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Re: Driving through flood question

The vents have gore diff breathers on them, they are mounted above 20 inches, but even submerged they work fine.

My main worries would be electronics in the engine bay, but keep a bow wave up and you will be ok, if you have to stop dead then maybe not. And the air intake, get enough water over the headlights and you are done.

Certainly no need to drain fluids or repack bearings after a water crossing....
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Re: Driving through flood question

At the end of the day this is Brooklyn, not the middle of nowhere. So to answer the main question, apparently yes you can drive through it. But why in the world would you risk the damage to your vehicle in the middle of a city?
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Re: Driving through flood question

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At the end of the day this is Brooklyn, not the middle of nowhere. So to answer the main question, apparently yes you can drive through it. But why in the world would you risk the damage to your vehicle in the middle of a city?

Cuz it's not that often that you can take such a risk here in Brooklyn


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Cuz it's not that often that you can take such a risk here in Brooklyn
Isn't living there risk enough?
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