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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeCrush View Post
    Seems to me that the water "could" have entered the intake on this video. It would have certainly entered the filter box. Amazing, but I would not have dared.
    Stock grill stops water from intake. It is blocked at top. No holes there. Check it out yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeCrush View Post
    Seems to me that the water "could" have entered the intake on this video. It would have certainly entered the filter box. Amazing, but I would not have dared.
    It could have, who knows, maybe its just a fluke, sometimes it takes little to stop the car, or maybe you dont stop but end with some hot component cracking because of the water, moisture gremlins might show up later on too.
    And the driver cant even see whats on the road under the water so its a bit irresponsible.

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    As others have already said "Simply Don't Do it"

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    Crisis averted. This week, I only crossed a road with some runoff from a hill. Thanks for your advice.

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    A fire Engine drives though deep water, don't try this at home kids! Notice after he comes out and opens the door! Might be hard in the carpet in a VX.


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    The XV in that video had to have something extra to keep water out of the air box... or they were ridiculously lucky.
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    That fire truck...holy crap. Where the heck is the air intake!? It was practically entirely submerged!

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    As long as a car or truck keeps moving it will push up a wake (like a boat) in front and there will be a "Hole" behind that wake where the the water has a lower level. I think that is one thing that helps the fire engine and the air intake is a lot higher than on a car, the one on a couple of the engine we had was from the top of the roof of the cab. Plus being diesel power there's no ignition to drown and short out. BUT I would have hated to have been on that truck...it looked like a long swim back if it did drowned.

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    But the XV has a cold air intake, where it sucks air from the front grille. It isn't protected at all and I frequently pull dead bugs out of my air box. Driving through deep enough water to push it up onto the grille should mean it's also going into the airbox (but maybe not enough that it can't drain out the bottom).
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