older diesels i think were much better in water when they had mechanical fuel injection and no electronics so to speak of compared to today as long as the intake and exhaust were above water they kept on running. These new trucks are ALL electronics. electronic activated injectors and sensors everywhere and computers ETC, as soon as water gets into a few of the connectors you are done IMO... I would not think a dmax would go any deeper than say the same truck with a 6.0 in it would go, could be wrong though?????
The deepest water I have to drive through is on my street.
It used to jump the curb and flood the front yard on a regular basis. They built a housing addition where the field used to be behind the house and muddjacked the street up, so it doesn't get near as bad. We did have pontoons on the mower once.
I had heard the watch for water in the diffs before. Just changed mine for the second time and all was dry inside. Was going to change the wife's, but it had no plug and I didn't feel like scraping.
Water above the level of the vented fuel cap might not stop you mid-stream, but it'll cause a world of problems.
I'm not at all sure the intake will keep water out once the fan hits the surface. . . probably the water sould hang out in the intercooler until the next time you make boost, then hydro-lock a cylinder and you'll be in the market for a D-max in a crate.
My friend had his stall out at just around the top of the front wheel..... He was moving through a flooded gravel pit up north trying to cross on a trail thats normally only a half a foot deep..... we pulled him back, let it sit for a beer or two and it started... Ran like sh*t for a week, got better.... and is running strong almost a year later....... He did change all fluids in teh next week after our drunken fun.....
I would think that 3/4 tire is max.......
And I agree with strech...... If it hits the bottom of the door , ur in deep sh*t....
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