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Almost Sunk

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by HumboldtDyl, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Apr 5, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    HumboldtDyl

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    Recently i went through a creek that was rather deep (water ran over the hood), i thought that i was going to flood my engine so i decided, in 4L 2nd gear, to gas it, keep the rpms high and hopefully make it through. Luck was with me and i made it to the other side, considering that i have a cold air how lucky am i and did i do the right thing?


    Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 5, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    I don't think you should've floored it but at least you made it.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    Pope953

    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    Very lucky. If you plan on doing that again maybe invest in a snorkel lol.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:30 AM
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    STLharry

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    Yeah, maybe it's time for a Safari Snorkel.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:32 AM
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    luk8272

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    Not getting stuck was the right thing however you went about it!

    Next time check the depth as best as possible or maybe avoid it. If I don't know how deep it is I don't go.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

    Gr8WhiteTaco bishes love my haircut

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    Yeah I've been in the same situation. It'll be the last time that happens
     
  7. Apr 6, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    Avsguy33

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    We've all been in situations where we thought we were going to get stuck. Sometimes its wise to stop and back up but most of the time...When in doubt, throttle out!

    Obviously knowing the depth of the creek a bit better would have helped but glad you're out safe.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    sachou

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    Wow. You got that far with a cold air intake? I went through a 4 inch puddle of water and got the filter wet. The engine bogged like crazy so I had to let it dry for a bit.

    I'm trading it out for a stock airbox before I got wheeling again.

    Definitely very lucky you got out that easily. Definitely need to assess where you're going before, but yeah you did the right thing by gassing it out of trouble.
     
  9. Apr 6, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    Next time I suggest you slowly creep into the water and if you find that it's getting too deep then back out if possible.
     
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