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Tacoma Vulnerable Electronics During H2O Crossing?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mrbadwrench, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Dec 27, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    mrbadwrench

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    Hoping someone here has any insight.

    1) I'm aware there are several electronic components in the Tacoma which are "essential" to keep the vehicle operational, and could be compromised in an extremely deep water crossing. Does anyone know specifically which components, and their location on the vehicle?

    2) Would you considered bulb/electrical plug grease to be a sufficient water sealer for the plugs and electrical connections throughout the vehicle (notably those at the cab floor level)?

    Kind regards
     
  2. Dec 27, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    dielectric grease every single plug you can reach and and silicon the living shit out of your fuse box basically grease and silicon to seal also i painted every single plug i could reach in the engine bay with a few coats of liquid electrical tape its not permanent and can easily be removed if the need arises it also doesn't degrade also a few coats of the tape ensures a fairly decent barrier against moisture.


    this is what i did but, i would be open to any other suggestions as well or any parts that should absolutely be weather proofed to avoid any problems.

    thanks and great idea for a thread op :)
     
  3. Dec 27, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    on these trucks it seems to be the alternator(drivers side) which is located on top the a/c compresser
     
  4. Dec 27, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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    this is going to be on my list of things to do.

    a high dollar alternator swap and an aux fuse panel and breaker system to handle some of the electronic things i have bolted on the truck in the last year.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    Use a snorkel.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    dont go in deep puddles that is all
     
  7. Dec 27, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    So the alternator, fuse box, and plugs for vital engine wires are the only weaknesses?

    And technically, you can continue to drive without the alternator for some time. So it's really not an "essential" component.
     
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