Mud and Water safe? -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 04-11-2004, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 63
Mud and Water safe?

I went out to Paragon last weekend and had a lot of fun in the mud and water. At times, the mud made it up over the hood. The mud was almost over my half doors!

Is there something I should do in the way of post-maintenance now that I ran through all of this mud and water? Is mud and water bad for the under-parts? Should it really be avoided?

OwnAccord is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 04-11-2004, 09:27 AM
Jerry Bransford
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
2004 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Escondido, California
Posts: 69,033
Your transmission has a vent on top of it that can allow water (muddy water?) inside. I'd be draining the tranny and refilling it if you got that deep. Make sure the rubber vent hoses that keep water out of your axles are both still firmly attached to the tops of the axles, otherwise water could have gotten in one of them too. The transfer case also has a vent hose like the axles do but its hose is out of the way and normally pretty safe from getting knocked loose so it won't likely let water inside.

When you have a choice, buy American made.

Last edited by Jerry Bransford; 04-11-2004 at 09:30 AM.
Jerry Bransford is online now  
post #3 of 4 Old 04-11-2004, 12:41 PM
Broke Bogger
MSHarnett's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 8,576
For future referance, you should put some dielectric grease on the wiring harnesses. I kept blowing my O2 sensor fuse and could figure out why. 2 sensors later I relized that the water wasn't ruining the sensor, it was just shorting out the plug.

Like Jerry said, tranny, diffs, and t-case. Whatever you do, do not go any deeper than your air intake. That makes for a misrable trail fix .

MSHarnett is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 04-11-2004, 08:24 PM
Registered User
CanukYJ's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 2,331
For water above the headlight (stock air intake) make a mini snorkel for 5$ like I did and get the inake level with the hood and no one will ever see it.

My jeep has only ever killed 3 things, a cat, a deer, and my wallet. What's the problem officer?

1992 Red YJ. Lifted, locked, and loaded with beer (Disclaimer: This doesn't mean said driver endorses drinking and driving, please enjoy alcohol responsibly and do not operate any vehicle of any kind, thank you....)

Thanks to the price of gas here ($4.25 a gal) I just bought a mountain bike, 0" of lift, 0" of travel, MT's, locked rear axle, oh yeah, it's the sh#$.
CanukYJ is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
safe PSI to run on rock ? 89_Jeeper Tires & Wheels 19 05-14-2008 05:40 PM
Bl's safe? eclipse27 General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment 20 10-24-2006 07:34 AM
Be Safe!!! GrimJeeper91 General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment 29 06-14-2004 01:38 PM
Water proofing for water crossings kchan2752 General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment 1 05-02-2004 08:12 PM
Water Proofing, or Water proof Alternators? DaveFL General Jeep & Off-Road Equipment 5 06-15-2003 04:03 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome