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"Waterproofing" the Tacoma

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by 45acp, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Sep 6, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Maybe "water resistant" is a better word?:rolleyes:

    Anyway I was trying to get through a flooded section of BLM land today, and it got me wondering, is there anything I should or can do to waterproof this thing?

    I've done a few water crossings before and haven't had a problem with water getting in the cab. I've done the extended rear breather mod, and I've been thinking of getting a snorkel.
    Is there anything I can do in the engine compartment, especially in regards to the electrical stuff? Or is the airbox all I really have to worry about?
     
  2. Sep 6, 2011 at 9:49 PM
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  3. Sep 6, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    seal everything with silicone, get a snorkel....

    wrap it in saran wrap and be on your way! :D
     
  4. Sep 6, 2011 at 10:00 PM
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    Always, at all times, carry thirsty bitches in your truck, they will suck up all the water with their hovers
     
  5. Sep 6, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    I guess I should start keeping a few extra rolls in the truck :D
     
  6. Sep 6, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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  7. Sep 6, 2011 at 10:22 PM
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    FILL YOUR TRUCK WITH TAMPONS!! THEY WILL ABSORB ALL THE WATER LEAVING YOUR TRUCK DRY AND SPOTLESS
     
  8. Sep 6, 2011 at 11:17 PM
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    I've extended nearly all my breathers into an area higher than stock. Rear axel is in the fuel filler area and the ADD/front diff is up by the front driver windshield area. The Xfer case and transmission are a little tougher to get to and I have yet to get to...

    I have found that the plug wires to the drivers side of the engine can get water logged and cause misfire problems.

    Get a snorkel to extend the engine's breathing area to a safer location!

    Haven't had any issues with the Alt yet but you might want to replace the idler bearing with a sealed version because sand/mud will kill the thing.
     
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