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Offline Hondsekierie

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Re: When is a water-crossing to deep?
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2010, 02:13:47 pm »
And how far can you go with the 'watery oil'?

That would be an issue.

BTW when you had the close call - could you see water in the oil as you drained it ?



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Funny thing was that I killed the motor as soon as I saw the air-intake going underneath

I initially wanted to take the plugs out and just crank the motor to get rid of it but didn't have the right plug spanner - maybe blessing because shortly afterwards I spoke to the w/shop manager at Bavarian who told me to immediately drain the oil and flush the motor as mentioned..

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Re: When is a water-crossing to deep?
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2010, 02:21:05 pm »
Not sure how your bike is set up, but it probably goy into the oil via the crank case breather which usually plugs into the bottom of the airbox.
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Re: When is a water-crossing to deep?
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2010, 10:00:34 pm »

It does look spectacular. Maybe the angle of the foto enhances the image of what looks like two levels of water and a submerged damwall or floodwall?
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Re: When is a water-crossing to deep?
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2010, 10:10:23 pm »
Saw a 170HP Unimog engine after a river crossing. Also a tad too deep (for the snorkel) but the guy thought he'd keep it pinned. The conrod of the piston that took water in first looked like a "?" :D
Needless to say he didn't make the crossing.

You can not compress water. You will compress your conrod instead :o
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Re: When is a water-crossing to deep?
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2010, 08:08:37 am »
Breather pipes let in water.
A hot motor, expanded air, cooled by the water and then the air contracts sucking water up the overflow/breather pipe and into your oil.
 

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Re: When is a water-crossing to deep?
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2010, 12:17:37 pm »
Breather pipes let in water.
A hot motor, expanded air, cooled by the water and then the air contracts sucking water up the overflow/breather pipe and into your oil.


True for the 4x4 guys too. Your diff have breathers which suck water in due to the sudden cooling down when submerged, cuts your trip short.

Most newer 4x4's have them high up, or you can just relocate them yourself to the air filter housing with some piping.
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Re: When is a water-crossing to deep?
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2010, 12:34:40 pm »
Nicely photoshoped this :thumleft:
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Re: When is a water-crossing to deep?
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2010, 01:00:37 pm »
The water level that can be safely crossed on a motorcycle is directly related to the amount of money you still owe the finance institution and the cost of replacing said motorcycle.

In my case, 10cm deep....

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Re: When is a water-crossing to deep?
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2010, 01:07:42 pm »
Nicely photoshoped this :thumleft:

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