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Old 05-28-2015, 08:16 AM
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Scott, there are 2 cars that have had this problem. Mosky is not the guy in the video, this was a different guy.
Yeah...2 out of 38k. Sorry...if the intake had a design defect or problem...more owners would have hydrolocked engines imho.

The video shows what is needed to hydrolock a 6.4 hemi on our platform. Drive 40 mph through 12-18" of standing water.

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Old 05-28-2015, 09:31 AM
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Re: SRT Intake Design Flaw?

I dont get the design flaw. That person in the video drove too fast. Why he would go that fast through water like that is beyond me and he should thank his lucky stars Chrysler bought it back. IMHO
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Re: SRT Intake Design Flaw?

The so called "engineers" are always trying to find a spot to draw in cool air that hasn't passed through the engine area or the cooling system. This is a bad design. Even though the SRT isn't made to do much off roading, it still should be prepared to be a Jeep when it needs to. Ford used to put a snorkel in the lower part of the front grill on their first offering of fuel injected truck engines back in the early 80's. Well every hunter or off roader that dipped the front bumper under water gave their engine a drink of death too. A Hunyadi could probably hit that flooded area wide open and live. Its just another kink with Chryco mule testers and designers where coffee sipping and interstate driving comes before any actual real world testing.
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:55 AM
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The so called "engineers" are always trying to find a spot to draw in cool air that hasn't passed through the engine area or the cooling system. This is a bad design. Even though the SRT isn't made to do much off roading, it still should be prepared to be a Jeep when it needs to. Ford used to put a snorkel in the lower part of the front grill on their first offering of fuel injected truck engines back in the early 80's. Well every hunter or off roader that dipped the front bumper under water gave their engine a drink of death too. A Hunyadi could probably hit that flooded area wide open and live. Its just another kink with Chryco mule testers and designers where coffee sipping and interstate driving comes before any actual real world testing.
Well if ya watched the video you'd see the driver was an idiot for driving that fast in that water.

My intake is up behind the head light but I bet an engine if I drove thru that water like he did it would ingest water and die too.

The driver blew his motor, not the intake
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Re: SRT Intake Design Flaw?

Just a couple points in the manual i found on driving through water....
Page 405
http://www.wk2jeeps.com/manuals/2014...l_srt8_6th.pdf

DRIVING THROUGH WATER

Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following Cautions
and Warnings before doing so.

STARTING AND OPERATING 403
WARNING!
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s
traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s
braking capabilities, which increases stopping
distances. Therefore, after driving through standing
water, drive slowly and lightly press on the
brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers,
and others around you.
CAUTION!
• Always check the depth of the standing water
before driving through it. Never drive through
standing water that is deeper than the bottom of
the tire rims mounted on the vehicle.
• Determine the condition of the road or the path
that is under water and if there are any obstacles in
the way before driving through the standing water.
• Do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h) when driving
through standing water. This will minimize wave
effects.
(Continued)
404 STARTING AND OPERATING
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Driving through standing water may cause damage
to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Always
inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil, transmission,
axle, etc.) for signs of contamination (i.e.,
fluid that is milky or foamy in appearance) after
driving through standing water. Do not continue to
operate the vehicle if any fluid appears contaminated,
as this may result in further damage. Such
damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and cause serious
internal damage to the engine. Such damage is not
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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Re: SRT Intake Design Flaw?

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Well if ya watched the video you'd see the driver was an idiot for driving that fast in that water.

My intake is up behind the head light but I bet an engine if I drove thru that water like he did it would ingest water and die too.

The driver blew his motor, not the intake
Oh I watched the video. I also know the factory airbox opening is very close to the front fenderwell. It also has a piece that extends down very low that scavenges cooler air. Sure the guy hit it a little hard, but the letters J e e p may not belong on the hood of these rigs. It is a bad design any way you look at it.



A lot of cars having no issues busting the high water. Hell this Nissan Leaf has it coming over the hood and wants more.


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Old 05-28-2015, 06:22 PM
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Re: SRT Intake Design Flaw?

I agree the guy in the video was being foolish, the other owner who apparently drove in heavy rain and experienced the same issue is a concern. I can see how rain pelting down on the road could get sucked up into the airbox. But as Scott says, if it was a design flaw then you'd expect more owners to be having the problem. Perhaps a lot of them modify their intake?
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Oh I watched the video. I also know the factory airbox opening is very close to the front fenderwell. It also has a piece that extends down very low that scavenges cooler air. Sure the guy hit it a little hard, but the letters J e e p may not belong on the hood of these rigs. It is a bad design any way you look at it.

A lot of cars having no issues busting the high water. Hell this Nissan Leaf has it coming over the hood and wants more.

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Nissan leaf is also electric soooo......
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Re: SRT Intake Design Flaw?

Looking at the front of a wk2 srt,if the intake box(air filter) is behind the driver side headlight and then ducked down to the hole on the drivers side of the lower grill and the water level is up to that hole.it could scoop up water at some speed.

Well i don't have a srt so i'm just guessing.
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Re: SRT Intake Design Flaw?

Ok I have to do this, If the Jeep died just from that flush. Maybe he should have invested on Honda/Acura NSX instead?



It's only a Joke ok? But Hope my Jeep won't die like 2 of the Owner.
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Re: SRT Intake Design Flaw?

LMAO... yeeehaaw!
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Looking at the front of a wk2 srt,if the intake box(air filter) is behind the driver side headlight and then ducked down to the hole on the drivers side of the lower grill and the water level is up to that hole.it could scoop up water at some speed.

Well i don't have a srt so i'm just guessing.
The SRT has NO duct leading from the right lower front to the airbox. There is a hole in the bottom of the airbox...thats it. The hole is probably 4-5" square
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