Thursday, July 17, 2014

It's OK, tires give it positive buoyancy



One way or another.  Err, ether sprayed into the cylinders will dry that out, right?

4 comments:

Nosmo King said...

Perhaps there's a weighted keel option for Toyotas....

Weetabix said...

Damned center of gravity.

And I guess when you're buoyant, you don't generate much normal force for friction to work with, either. Kinda hard to drive out with no friction.

Life is physics, I guess.

Richard Blaine said...

interesting experiment - if it had been me, i'd have put outriggers on it first. That looked like it was too top heavy for dry land let alone water.

Needs a winch on the front too, and maybe one on the back. Something that always bothered me about front mounted winches - they tend to pull in the direction that got you into trouble to start with.

Goober said...

If the engine was not running when it went under, then the damage was probably pretty limited.

That truck is all mechanical. Maybe a blown fuse or two. Pull the spark plugs, spin the water out of the comp chambers, change the oil, run it for a while, change the oil again...

Good to go.

Old school vehicles were pretty capable of being submerged without bad effects, as long as the engine wasn't running when it went under. If it WAS running - well, that's an entirely different story. Probably have a new window in your engine block somewhere...