Originally Posted by jyp
I've been lurking this forum for a while now, and this is my first question: What happens when you submerge your tailpipe in water.
I recently had mine completely under (reversed into water for a tight turnaround, see pic) and got really nervous from the bubbling sound. How far up will the water run? Can it damage my exhaust system from the inside?
Does the answer change depending on the depth/pressure of the water?
I notice snorkels on the air intake of certain jeeps... does a deep water system also need an exhaust snorkel. In fact, is there anything other other than the exhaust that might be a vulnerability point in water? Do the gas outlets for tranny etc... need to be snorkeled? Do they water-seal the electricity?
Thanks in advance for the help
what do exhausts do? they blow out. they will never suck in.
and if it does suck in, you got major problems.
so no its not bad for your exhaust to be submerged.
you have what are called breather hoses. you have 3 of them. one for ea. axle, one for the transmission
they come out near the tires fender wells.
i laugh at people who buy snorkels and they don't remember to extend their breathers and end up screwing up their jeeps.
if you want to play in water, make sure you extend your breather hoses, buy a snorkel, and don't go fast through water forges unless you can afford to breaky uor jeep.