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Unread 05-22-2013, 02:27 AM   #1
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KK09' , through Flood about 2 feet level

Last week i had to Drive my car through 2 ft level of water , slightly touched the bottom of my exhaust ,,

sure i had fun passing through with "Victory Smile " all over ma face at stuck Sedans and other Stupid SUVs ,

but thinking should i do any extra service for some parts after this kind of driving ? i think my Air intake is some where near the Hood so my engine should be fine , what other points should i be checking ??

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Unread 05-22-2013, 05:40 AM   #2
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Front and rear diffs, transmission, transfer case
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Unread 05-22-2013, 06:24 AM   #3
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The breather line for the rear diff is somewhat low. I'd check the lube in the rear diff for water contamination, then buy some longer breather line and ziptie it to the fuel tank neck
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Unread 05-22-2013, 08:35 AM   #4
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at 2 fee your liberty will be fine, the breathers are far enough above that so you should not have pulled anything in. The question is how hard you hit the water and your intake. Since your not telling us about your recently hydrolocked liberty I have to assume you handled it properly. Check the filter and if its wet, take it out and let it dry and thrown that thing back in or buy another one from parts shop. If your going to take that kind of water regularly, yeah, extend the breathers etc. For once in a while though you should be fine.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 08:50 AM   #5
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I'd definitely check or change the rear differential. The breather for that one is close to 2ft on a stock kk. Then extend it higher.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 08:50 AM   #6
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Only takes one time to get water in and destroy something
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Like you stated we don't know how hard or how slow he hit the water
so while under normal circumstances he maybe OK, I'd still check everything. Better safe than sorry standing there with a 5-600 dollar repair bill
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Unread 05-22-2013, 08:56 AM   #7
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was it sea water?
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Unread 05-22-2013, 09:08 AM   #8
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So since I haven't done it and now you all scare me, how do you check the fluids and what are you looking for?
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Unread 05-22-2013, 09:27 AM   #9
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rear diff is easy, drop the cover down off, clean it out inside , RVT on the cover and reinstall and fill
If anyone of them got water in this would be the number one I'd say.
Of course I've seen breathers that have come loose and are almost dragging the ground. So check them all to see where they are also
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Unread 05-22-2013, 12:13 PM   #10
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was it sea water?
Good question.

Was it salt water or fresh water?
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Unread 05-22-2013, 05:13 PM   #11
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Read about aftercare for Waterfording

I remember reading about this in owner's manual about what to do check after Waterfording. It is more or less check all the fluids.

some folks on the forum recommended to check differential !. I wonder how water get's in to differential fluid? I can suspect Transmission fluid at the most.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 10:49 PM   #12
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wooh Woo should i be checking all these Stuff ?!! i bought a JEEP especially not to worry about these things
actually it was rain water Mixed with Asphalt Grease and Sand , since it does'nt Rain much in Dubai (once or Twice a year ) , you can imagin what will the water contain i have posted a photo in the original Post ,

yes i have the Stock Limited Trim ,
i drove in speed like 10 Miles / Hour , i was rather slow ,

But am pretty sure no water went into the Exhaust line , i had the highest Exhaust among other cars , not to mention that the KK's Exhaust has an elbow that helps prevent water from going in ,, i'll check the Diff. And Transmission today , as you said .
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Unread 05-23-2013, 06:45 AM   #13
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Did it top the tires?
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Unread 05-23-2013, 06:59 AM   #14
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If its only about halfway up that Mercedes' tires, I wouldn't worry about a thing
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Unread 05-23-2013, 07:23 AM   #15
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i do a lot of water crossing with my kk, specially wile hunting
i extended the reat diff breather to the top of the gas house as someone else already said.
i found the transfer, trans and front diff breather are hi enough, never had any water at all in any of them, but did on the rear. one thing that i found is that the front brakes tend to get stock after they get wet when they are hot, use a caliper or brake cleaner just to make sure. don't forget that i cross mostly muddy water.

water in the exhaust is not a problem if you were driving the car after you passed the water. water either evaporates of comes out with the exhaust fumes
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