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Wading depth and air intake.

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Wading depth and air intake.

PostPosted by uncle_p » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:54 pm

I've had a look under the bonnet of my 4.4 and have been trying to figure out where the air intake is. I can trace the pipework for a distance and then it disappears down towards the wheel arch. The wading depth is 50cm for the 4.4, so I presume the intake is fairly high. There's no real reason for wanting to know, I'm just curious!
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Re: Wading depth and air intake.

PostPosted by Big Kev » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:25 pm

Correct Oor Wullie.....it goes to wheel arch, but mess ye not in watter, mucker........we have stories of those what did......lol.
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Re: Wading depth and air intake.

PostPosted by Rambler » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:21 pm

If it ends up in the same place as the 4.3 it's well high ( right up above the headlight tucked just under the front top of the wing )
I actually duck taped any trim gaps in my wheel arch near that intake.
I cleaned thoroughly with white spirit to make sure it stuck well.
No wheel water wash has got past it yet ( the tape is still in place and there's no gaps )

And I've been through plenty of big puddles - although slowly and carefully.

There is a catchment can in the pipework just in case.
But , my tape is still in place since last year.

Only my thoughts and ideas..... if the water can't get there full stop.
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Re: Wading depth and air intake.

PostPosted by uncle_p » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:24 pm

After a bit of crawling about, I found the end of the intake. I like the idea of taping over inlet grill in the wheel arch..
it's good to know that the inlet is on the passenger side. Taking into account the crown camber of most roads, driving to keep the passenger side higher and drier could mean difference between knackering the engine or getting through ok.
Cars and water really don't mix and I'd advise anybody to steer clear, but if the need arises, it's best to know your car's capabilities and limitations.
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