My LJ is not a boat

Little tricks and some things you shouldn't do for your L Series Suzuki

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My LJ is not a boat

Post by mparno » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:26 pm

I thought this would be the appropriate section to post this.
do: check both sides of the submerged trail for depth before driving through.
don't: try to drown your passenger!
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Re: My LJ is not a boat

Post by lj20Colorado » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:42 am

yeah :realshocked: it ant a boot but its cool thought :cool: how did you get it out? did you have much damage
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Re: My LJ is not a boat

Post by mparno » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:17 am

There was a large group of us so I was winched out. No serious damage, just a lot of water in places. One or two inches deeper and I would have been sucking water into the breather.
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Re: My LJ is not a boat

Post by Ruby » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:13 pm

Yikes that's deep. I hit a good mudhole at the meet last year in Alberta, I think only Myers caught that one. Seemed deep at the time.
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Re: My LJ is not a boat

Post by Rick Friesen » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:53 am

Wow that's awesome! I've had water flowing over the hood of my tin top without problems, but yeah, I should have checked first. One of those brainless moments that could have been a lot worse. The only fun part about it is that two taller rigs wouldn't follow me through after they saw how deep it was!
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Re: My LJ is not a boat

Post by stevec » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:06 am

As long as you're moving forward, the front will create a bit of a wave, which will help keep water out of the engine compartment. Not a lot, but it can be enough. On that river crossing at last year's meet, I had water coming over the hood on the V (with stock sized 165R15 tires, it sat lower than the other rigs there), but when I checked under the hood, it was 1-2" below the top of the fender on the inside.
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Re: My LJ is not a boat

Post by zukimoo » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:12 pm

that is a nice Lj....there is one down here like that and the guy just doens't want to sell it. His kid drives it around the farm. The frame is broken. I offered to buy him a newer tracker that is in good shape but he still doesn't want to.

I've been in the same situation as you....two years ago I stalled the Lj in maybe a little less water. They pulled me out and after about 5 minutes it fired right up. No water in the engine or anything.
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Re: My LJ is not a boat

Post by michael mcauliffe » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:17 pm

I'm in the Suzuki 4WD Club of NSW (Australia) and one of the most valuable things they taught me was, if in doubt "walk it out" and use a blind (cover) on the front if necessary.

I've had to recovery some zooks and non zooks from the mud in my time (not with the LJ) but with my 3ltr turbo diesel Nissan and i can tell you, it makes a mess.

I really hate the mud because it gets into everthing !!


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Re: My LJ is not a boat

Post by n.r.g97 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:47 pm

been there, not in my truck either, it was my dads lj and he said not to go in the water, in your landy ok but this is my everyday car...
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Re: My LJ is not a boat

Post by SuzukiTom » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:06 pm

I hate mud too.
I learned very early in the my 4 wheeling career that you never, ever, drive up to the waterline of a stock tank (pond), no matter how dry the ground looks.... :hammer:
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Re: My LJ is not a boat

Post by Myers » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:04 pm

Mud is very much like valve grounding compound (4 strokes). Mud = wear... which continues even after it is dry.
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