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Old 08-07-2011, 01:40 AM
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Can It Swim?

I've read that the wrangler can go into 30 inches of deep water & drive ok through it. Is that for a certain model? Or is that for all the wranglers. And yes, I know it will need to have the snorkeler intake for that to happen.

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I read it on the brochure once for the 2011. not sure about older jeeps

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30 inches??? Are you sure? The 2010 manual states 19 inches.

EDIT: I stand corrected, the manual does state 30 in, at max 5mph
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This is interesting. I here it is 30" but then I've read a manual tranny is not sealed like an auto. So what's that mean if we have a manual?
Also the differential fluids must be changed after being submerged in water.
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You don't have to change diff fluids if you run all your breather lines up higher than the water your driving in. Because that will prevent any water getting in
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You don't have to change diff fluids if you run all your breather lines up higher than the water your driving in. Because that will prevent any water getting in
I was told that once
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This is interesting. I here it is 30" but then I've read a manual tranny is not sealed like an auto. So what's that mean if we have a manual?
Also the differential fluids must be changed after being submerged in water.
The actual transmissions are sealed exactly the same. Water can get in both if you aren't careful. If water gets in a manual, nothing happens. If water gets in an auto and mixes with ATF you are screwed and your jeep won't shift right. It's a possibility that water can get into your clutch tho so you aren't supposed to use the clutch when it's under water
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This video is my TJ crossing a flooded county road. The sound you hear is a false alarm from a wet oil sending unit. Pretty scary, although the lack of screaming valves had me thinking false alarm all along. It still made me plow through a little too quick at the end of the flooding.

I don't know how the 3.8 holds up, although I will learn the 3.6 soon enough (ordering a 2012 Rubi this week). I'll still keep a can of WD40 in the Jeep...

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On the TJ Rubicon, the axle breathing tubes are on the intake up front and up by the evap tank in the back. At 50k miles I changed my axle oil after numerous water crossings and it was clean and water-free.
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Ok. So from what I've read on here. You need to make sure all the breather tubes are high enough? Would think dodge/chrysler would above done that from factory. So that would be the transmission ( I have a manual ), front & rear differential, & the transfer case, right?

And water shouldn't be coming into the cabin as well since these vehicle are suppose to be seal tighter than normal cars, right?
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And water shouldn't be coming into the cabin as well since these vehicle are suppose to be seal tighter than normal cars, right?
I doubt this part. I know I wouldnt count on it not happening...there is a reason jeep put drain plugs in
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Ah! Yes! I forgot about that. Somewhere underneath all the carpet

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