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Water Resistance

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by tomodachi-san, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Aug 27, 2009 at 2:52 AM
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    tomodachi-san

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    Anyone have experience with water immersion performance of the new, "all-automatic" transfer case and forward axle engaging mechanisms? There's sure a lot of electricals on the new transfer case, and they do not look like they will work if wet -- causing failure of all 4x4 mechanisms when most needed. I wish it were all manual, but gotta live with what there is.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2009 at 4:42 AM
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    The only real place where water intrusion can occur is thru the breather vents...There are some write ups on how to extend those in order to keep them outta the water. Some are extended already...some need extra tubing.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2009 at 5:44 AM
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    Thanks for the breather tube reply-- that's not my concern. It is for the electric connections to the transfer case switches. Are they submersible?
     
  4. Aug 27, 2009 at 5:48 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Yes, they are sealed. The electrical circuit only engages and disengages the system. It doesn't "hold" it. If there were an electrical failure do to water or what have you, you would simply not be able to engage or disengage.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2009 at 6:01 AM
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    Great -- thanks!
     
  6. Sep 3, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    Mine did okay this last weekend...high water line \/ :D.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Sep 8, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    Wow nice. No water got in the cab.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2009 at 12:43 PM
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  9. Sep 8, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    Nope :D. Just a little wet on the door sill protectors.

    I took it slow and steady, unlike our friend johnecon up there. lol

    Sweet pic john!
     
  10. Sep 9, 2009 at 4:50 AM
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    lol...got ya. and yes Johnecon, awesome pic. :)
     
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    Great way to get water in the engine.:rolleyes:
     
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