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Old 06-28-2007, 04:07 PM   #1
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Question Sand?

I have always heard that driving on sand dunes will damage the engine horribly? Yet I see videos of people doing it all the time, I would like to try it but with warnings like this is it worth it? Does anyone know the truth about driving in the sand?

Also what kind of dmg does the sand do?


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Old 06-28-2007, 04:09 PM   #2
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i drove with my old TJ in the desert in tunesia four times and +8000 mls. there was no damage.
i only cleaned the air filter twice a day.

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Sand just has a tendency to get into EVERYTHING! So if you have any leaks in your system anywhere that liquid gets out, sand will force its way in as well. If you are careful and have a good air filter, and don't have any leaks, you will be fine, especially every once in a while. Sand is just very abrasive, and metal parts don't like it very much!
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the problem would arise if you got sand inside the engine. this sand would then make it's way to the cylinder bores and hang out on the piston rings. at this point the sand becomes sand paper for you cylinder bores. it then polishes the cylinders and your engine then begins to burn oil faster then gas.

just make sure you don't get sand inside the engine.
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Old 06-28-2007, 04:54 PM   #5
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Remember playing in the sandbox at school and getting it down into places you know you didn't have?

Like they said, make sure your not leaking anything and replace your airfilter before and maybe even after playing in the sand.
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