River crossing

This is better than Rogers effort. Greg E

Sorry forgot the link.
 
From: "gregespo73@yahoo.com" <gregespo73@yahoo.com>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, 12 October 2013 9:02 AM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] River crossing
 
This is better than Rogers effort. Greg E
Hi Greg.....fantastic. Makes my eyes water just watching it.
There is another one....google "swimcro" if anybody hasn't seen it.

From: Greg Esposito <gregespo73@yahoo.com>
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Sorry forgot the link.
 
From: "gregespo73@yahoo.com" <gregespo73@yahoo.com>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, 12 October 2013 9:02 AM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] River crossing
 
This is better than Rogers effort. Greg E
swimcro.wmv is my favourite.

The Toyota driver is a nut, risking his vehicle like that.
And, cop the imbalance.

The Syncros would have floated away in that depth of water,
but the African guys showed what we can do with preparation.

Does anyone have the details on how they waterproofed the Syncro engine ?

Peter





--Original Message Text---
From: Gerald Cornish
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:28:13 -0700 (PDT)



Hi Greg.....fantastic. Makes my eyes water just watching it.
There is another one....google "swimcro" if anybody hasn't seen it.



From: Greg Esposito <gregespo73@yahoo.com>
To: "Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com" <Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, 12 October 2013 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] River crossing

Sorry forgot the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC5ld79joIA


From: "gregespo73@yahoo.com" <gregespo73@yahoo.com>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, 12 October 2013 9:02 AM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] River crossing

This is better than Rogers effort. Greg E



















I know they running upright Golf motors in them SWIMCRO'S Here's some info from a Thread on Syncro SA titled Wading depth...

Ian Said;

"With an upright motor the wading capabilities of the Syncro are pretty good. I had a look at those pics and I'd be happy to do that with my bus. I don't have experience of the boxer motor and water though. Spark plugs are obviously much lower so that could cause problems. I'm sure Stuart or Russel will be able to give you more info and maybe some tips for the WBX. Generally though, if you can maintain a nice constant speed, the Syncro makes a good bow wave and the engine compartment stays quite dry. If you have to slow down or stop it that scenario changes!"

Ian

Stuart from Syncro SA said this;

"Bow wave is the most important, wading depth will be determined by driving skill, and the water depth and the substrate underfoot, but i would say 500-600mm will be safe, it will only die if the dizzy gets wet, spark plugs can handle water okay for a few minutes"

stuart

---------
Russell said;
"2.1 air-box is not water tight and will take water aswell as the bottom of the snorkel has a water outlet hole that will do the opposite if submerged.
Most times by this point your dizzy will have water in it. There is also 2 and on some dizzies 3 holes in the bottom of them that will need sealing.
Generally these engines dont like water."

Russel

Hope this helps!

Rowan

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From: Peter Schweinsberg <peter@peterandval.com>;
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com <Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com>;
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] River crossing
Sent: Fri, Oct 11, 2013 11:36:19 PM

swimcro.wmv is my favourite.

The Toyota driver is a nut, risking his vehicle like that.
And, cop the imbalance.

The Syncros would have floated away in that depth of water,
but the African guys showed what we can do with preparation.

Does anyone have the details on how they waterproofed the Syncro engine ?

Peter





--Original Message Text---
From: Gerald Cornish
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:28:13 -0700 (PDT)



Hi Greg.....fantastic. Makes my eyes water just watching it.
There is another one....google "swimcro" if anybody hasn't seen it.



From: Greg Esposito <gregespo73@yahoo.com>
To: "Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com" <Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, 12 October 2013 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] River crossing

Sorry forgot the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC5ld79joIA


From: "gregespo73@yahoo.com" <gregespo73@yahoo.com>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, 12 October 2013 9:02 AM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] River crossing

This is better than Rogers effort. Greg E



















Oldie but always good for a rerun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaRV_DaqVIQ
Ken





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From: geraldandrobyn@yahoo.com
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:28:13 -0700
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] River crossing

 

Hi Greg.....fantastic. Makes my eyes water just watching it.
There is another one....google "swimcro" if anybody hasn't seen it.

From: Greg Esposito <gregespo73@yahoo.com>
To: "Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com" <Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, 12 October 2013 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] River crossing
 
Sorry forgot the link.
 
From: "gregespo73@yahoo.com" <gregespo73@yahoo.com>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, 12 October 2013 9:02 AM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] River crossing
 
This is better than Rogers effort. Greg E

Thanks for these notes.
Diesel engines are the way to go.
The Toyota demonstrated it extremely well.
That engine was completely submerged.
The "loose link" for diesels after the snorkel seals would be their oil seals, particularly the dip stick.

For the Cape York trip,
I sealed my 2.1 by wrapping clear plastic around as much as I could
and sealing with a good quality vinyl tape,
but I'm sure that there were a few "loose links in my chain".

Peter



--Original Message Text---
From: Rowan Hardinge
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:42:23 -0700 (PDT)





I know they running upright Golf motors in them SWIMCRO'S Here's some info from a Thread on Syncro SA titled Wading depth...

Ian Said;

"With an upright motor the wading capabilities of the Syncro are pretty good. I had a look at those pics and I'd be happy to do that with my bus. I don't have experience of the boxer motor and water though. Spark plugs are obviously much lower so that could cause problems. I'm sure Stuart or Russel will be able to give you more info and maybe some tips for the WBX. Generally though, if you can maintain a nice constant speed, the Syncro makes a good bow wave and the engine compartment stays quite dry. If you have to slow down or stop it that scenario changes!"

Ian

Stuart from Syncro SA said this;

"Bow wave is the most important, wading depth will be determined by driving skill, and the water depth and the substrate underfoot, but i would say 500-600mm will be safe, it will only die if the dizzy gets wet, spark plugs can handle water okay for a few minutes"

stuart

---------
Russell said;
"2.1 air-box is not water tight and will take water aswell as the bottom of the snorkel has a water outlet hole that will do the opposite if submerged.
Most times by this point your dizzy will have water in it. There is also 2 and on some dizzies 3 holes in the bottom of them that will need sealing.
Generally these engines dont like water."

Russel

Hope this helps!

Rowan

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From: Peter Schweinsberg <peter@peterandval.com>;
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com <Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com>;
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] River crossing
Sent: Fri, Oct 11, 2013 11:36:19 PM


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swimcro.wmv is my favourite.

The Toyota driver is a nut, risking his vehicle like that.
And, cop the imbalance.

The Syncros would have floated away in that depth of water,
but the African guys showed what we can do with preparation.

Does anyone have the details on how they waterproofed the Syncro engine ?

Peter





--Original Message Text---
From: Gerald Cornish
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:28:13 -0700 (PDT)



Hi Greg.....fantastic. Makes my eyes water just watching it.
There is another one....google "swimcro" if anybody hasn't seen it.



From: Greg Esposito <gregespo73@yahoo.com>
To: "Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com" <Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, 12 October 2013 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] River crossing

Sorry forgot the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC5ld79joIA


From: "gregespo73@yahoo.com" <gregespo73@yahoo.com>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, 12 October 2013 9:02 AM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] River crossing

This is better than Rogers effort. Greg E






























Surgical Glove over the dizzy is sound advice! And Tape for Air box.

Incidentally...

I tackled some step hill climbs and Dry Creek beds today and glad to say Syncro killed the Navara and Patrol I was following over many obstacles! My rear locker being the major advantage over larger and more modern raised beasts which seemed rather handicapped by comparison. One white knuckle moment but home all in one piece and no damage. Photos I have none to share but I'm richer for the experience in the Aussie bush..

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From: Peter Schweinsberg <peter@peterandval.com>;
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com <Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com>;
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] River crossing
Sent: Sat, Oct 12, 2013 1:26:43 AM

Thanks for these notes.
Diesel engines are the way to go.
The Toyota demonstrated it extremely well.
That engine was completely submerged.
The "loose link" for diesels after the snorkel seals would be their oil seals, particularly the dip stick.

For the Cape York trip,
I sealed my 2.1 by wrapping clear plastic around as much as I could
and sealing with a good quality vinyl tape,
but I'm sure that there were a few "loose links in my chain".

Peter



--Original Message Text---
From: Rowan Hardinge
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:42:23 -0700 (PDT)





I know they running upright Golf motors in them SWIMCRO'S Here's some info from a Thread on Syncro SA titled Wading depth...

Ian Said;

"With an upright motor the wading capabilities of the Syncro are pretty good. I had a look at those pics and I'd be happy to do that with my bus. I don't have experience of the boxer motor and water though. Spark plugs are obviously much lower so that could cause problems. I'm sure Stuart or Russel will be able to give you more info and maybe some tips for the WBX. Generally though, if you can maintain a nice constant speed, the Syncro makes a good bow wave and the engine compartment stays quite dry. If you have to slow down or stop it that scenario changes!"

Ian

Stuart from Syncro SA said this;

"Bow wave is the most important, wading depth will be determined by driving skill, and the water depth and the substrate underfoot, but i would say 500-600mm will be safe, it will only die if the dizzy gets wet, spark plugs can handle water okay for a few minutes"

stuart

---------
Russell said;
"2.1 air-box is not water tight and will take water aswell as the bottom of the snorkel has a water outlet hole that will do the opposite if submerged.
Most times by this point your dizzy will have water in it. There is also 2 and on some dizzies 3 holes in the bottom of them that will need sealing.
Generally these engines dont like water."

Russel

Hope this helps!

Rowan

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From: Peter Schweinsberg <peter@peterandval.com>;
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com <Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com>;
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] River crossing
Sent: Fri, Oct 11, 2013 11:36:19 PM


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swimcro.wmv is my favourite.

The Toyota driver is a nut, risking his vehicle like that.
And, cop the imbalance.

The Syncros would have floated away in that depth of water,
but the African guys showed what we can do with preparation.

Does anyone have the details on how they waterproofed the Syncro engine ?

Peter





--Original Message Text---
From: Gerald Cornish
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:28:13 -0700 (PDT)



Hi Greg.....fantastic. Makes my eyes water just watching it.
There is another one....google "swimcro" if anybody hasn't seen it.



From: Greg Esposito <gregespo73@yahoo.com>
To: "Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com" <Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, 12 October 2013 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] River crossing

Sorry forgot the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC5ld79joIA


From: "gregespo73@yahoo.com" <gregespo73@yahoo.com>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, 12 October 2013 9:02 AM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] River crossing

This is better than Rogers effort. Greg E






























If I remember correctly the vehicle in the Swimcro video was running a Toyota diesel engine. But all of the conversions with upright motors like the 2.0 Golf motor conversion have a pretty decent wading depth too. You just need to make sure that all the connections between snorkel, air filter and engine are properly sealed.
 
Ian