keeping your head(tail?) above water…

rain4.jpgIn this situtation.. one should learn from the environment around them.. and adapt! Just like this guy, extending the exhaust pipe so that it stays above water, and not sucking in water while driving. Thats one of the major causes of engines dying in the rain…

Specially needed for the next two days in Karachi.

6 Comments so far

  1. Pakvestor (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 3:50 pm

    This is just a small tip for those of you who do not have those pipes. Well it just might be too late as the water must have dried out but maybe for nxt season. If you really have to drive through deep water and your car has a manual transmission, here is what you do.

    1. Wear you seat belt and get ready for a possible bumby ride.
    2. Keep your car in the first gear
    3. Keep one foot on the accelerometer and the other foot on the clutch… lone hand on the steering and one hand on the hand-break.
    4. when driving (wading) through water keep you engine running with the foot on the accelerator all the time. As long as air is coming out of the exhaust, water will not be able to go into the silencer. Therefore do not take your foot off the accelerator
    5. If you need to brake, press the clutch, keep you foot on the accelerator and brake with your handbreak.
    6. Do not, I repeat do not, change the gear. Changing gears always sucks water into the silencer, so never do that.
    7. This will at time take a tollon your engine as it might heat up, so try to make it quick through the water. If you see smoke from the bonnet, hurry but do not worry too much, as that only means that the water underneath is actually cooling your car. But to give a small break after you are in dry land. Keep an eye on the heat meter.

  2. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 5:04 pm

    Pakvestor – great suggestions…

  3. mansoor (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 5:50 pm

    Pakvestor: that was excatly my strategy yesterday, and it worked like a charm. I seemed to remember my dad telling me about it sometime, and applied it. but thanks for the revision

  4. IllusionFS (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 7:26 pm

    My brother has a name for ‘exhaust pipe extension’ but this place is not suitable for it. I am driving without it, and havent faced a serious problem so far.

  5. danny (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 9:14 pm

    Great tip — never heard of that before.

    Also, I think you mean accelerator, not accelerometer :)

  6. mansoor (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 1:05 am

    illusionFS: i’d love to hear that ‘phrase’ could u email it 2 me :D

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