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gstuart
 


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Rufford ford - D3 to the rescue YE56 NMF

Wondered if it’s anyone from here as see they pulled out a flooded Mercedes , ouch that’s going to cost if they hydrolocked the engine




   
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Friend of mine has one of those Mercs (S350?) it suffered from water ingestion on a particularly rainy day on the motorway, when he overtook a truck! That guy pushed his luck too far in the ford! Another plank claimed by Rufford Ford!
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Suffering from water ingestion on a wet road is a design fault, surely. They test for such things during development so unless the road was inches deep and the truck fired a veritable hosepipe of water at the Merc, it shouldn't be an issue.
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Wow , bet that was one hell of an expensive bill to replace the engine Big Cry , plus talking of mercs I dread to think what the bill would be if it was a SLR McLaren

wonder how much increase there’s been at the ford with the general public since utubers have been posting online

   
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Wonder if fitting the filter upgrade may have helped down the motorway where the intakes are raised a lot higher

But looking where the guy removed the air intake looks like the pipes go down low at the front




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https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/a...loods.html


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May I ask a daft question plse

Where cars that have aluminium components etc , everything up to temperature could by driving through deeper water than normal could the large volume of water cause cold shock damage / cracking to components like the gearbox, sump etc

Once again apologies for the daft question
   
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Ooh - that must have been reg'd near enough the same time/garage as mine - 2 letters different.
  
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gstuart wrote:
https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-7702197/Ten-modern-cars-best-wading-depths-floods.html


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Of course, the real point they don't mention is "don't drive through flood water, you could die".

A decent wading depth is no good if the person behind the wheel has no knowledge / experience about things like fast flowing water.
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gstuart wrote:
May I ask a daft question plse

Where cars that have aluminium components etc , everything up to temperature could by driving through deeper water than normal could the large volume of water cause cold shock damage / cracking to components like the gearbox, sump etc

Once again apologies for the daft question


I would expect that components that might be subject to cold shock - and just driving through a deep puddle on the road can throw a lot of water up under the car - would be designed accordingly. They are obviously designed knowing that they have to endure a range of temperatures from freezing cold to fully hot so should have that ability built in.
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gstuart wrote:
https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-7702197/Ten-modern-cars-best-wading-depths-floods.html


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funny list as New Defender would have to make it to any ford first buahahaha
  
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…… and for those that need to know

…max wading depth for the D4 (& no doubt D3 - with air suspension) 700mm
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I have to say I'm hooked on the Rufford Ford videos.

I can't believe the efforts so many people go to in order to destroy their engines, many of them in a depth of water that wouldn't go over the top of your wellies. I particularly like the ones that have completely misunderstood the bow wave bit and inch ever so carefully into the water before accelerating as hard as possible so that the bonnet is covered in water.
  
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RRSTDV8 wrote:
Suffering from water ingestion on a wet road is a design fault, surely. They test for such things during development so unless the road was inches deep and the truck fired a veritable hosepipe of water at the Merc, it shouldn't be an issue.


It doesn't need plural inches ... an inch of water hit by a truck at 60mph creates a monster of a wave/plume whatever you want to call it. Had the misfortune to be passing a lorry as it hit such an unexpected puddle. Lost all visibility and there was still enough surface water for the steering to go light for a couple of seconds. Wouldn't like to repeat it, I can tell you!
  
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my fav ones are muppets who trash their car not having a clue about to to navigate deeper water but than they are getting super angry at the crowds buahahahahaha
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