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Hey puddle chargers, How do you stop this dyeing engine thing?
Posted 10 October 2003 - 01:09 AM
1) Alt stops charging. After a few seconds I hear a squauk and then voltage is back to normal.:madder:
2) ditsy gets wet, engine goes dead. Dry ditsy, all's ok.
3) Engine gulps water, engine will only idle till water is gone.:brolleye:
Me loves to splish splash! But Suby says NO.:argue:
Posted 10 October 2003 - 01:17 AM
2.) seal disty (silicone etc)
3.) make a snorkel air intake
Posted 10 October 2003 - 01:26 AM
I take it, I just put a bead of silicone on the cap and drop it on? Sounds too easy.
How do I put a snorkel on me weber? I remember Qman's snorkel on his hatch, Is there any closeup pics of his setup? Qman?
Posted 10 October 2003 - 03:36 AM
Now for extended periods of time low voltage could cause problems since all of the electrical systems will draw more current then normal when the voltage is below normal. This is why Subaru and other manufactures have under voltage protection on their ECU. When the voltage drops below 9.4v(for Subaru) the ECU will just shut off to prevent damage to its circuits.
Posted 10 October 2003 - 04:46 AM
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Posted 10 October 2003 - 12:23 PM
Posted 10 October 2003 - 12:49 PM
the charging thing is usually the alt. belt slipping when wet hence a squeak when it gets grip again and starts charging.
I would run the belt a bit tighter.
yeah puddles are fun at speed:headbang:
Posted 10 October 2003 - 01:18 PM
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Posted 10 October 2003 - 07:19 PM
You can also condomize that disty with a rubber glove. The wires go out the finger tips, then use wire ties and silicone to seal it tight. If it still gets wet the glove makes it a mega hassle to get the cap off to spray with WD40.
Posted 10 October 2003 - 07:46 PM
for the intake all i use is an anti freeze jug on my weber. deflects initial push of water into the intake and doesn't suck water in unless you are in long enough for your engine bay to intierly flood. i've been through water to the base of the front window but only for a brief little bit. the snorkel is needed for the long haul in the water.
Posted 10 October 2003 - 08:54 PM
Posted 11 October 2003 - 12:00 AM
I like the PVC snorkel idea, though. Might have to do that....
Posted 11 October 2003 - 02:44 AM
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Posted 12 October 2003 - 03:38 AM
Another good waterproofing/redundancy thing is using plastic zip-ties to clamp the plug wire boots onto the disty. I just like to put zip-ties on everything, though.
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