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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-04-2008, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Hydrolocking

I was just wondering if anybody has hydrolocked the engine??? I see pictures of people and their teryx with water/mud up to the gas pedal, no signs of a snorkel, and it still seems to be working fine. How easy is it to hydrolock the Teryx? I don't go mud bogging or thru water with it, but on trails, sometimes water crossings are a must and every so often there is that irrestable mud patch. I just want to get an idea of how far / deep I can go. I am sick of being so nervous everytime I take my Teryx near something wet... I just am looking for some sort of idea, a limit... Any help would be appreciated.


"A mud hole is like a hot chick with an STD. You want to hit it, but are afraid of the consequences."
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haha,just spend $30 and snorkel it
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I have been pretty deep also almost up the bottom of the seat but I didnt have to stop,if I did may have gotten water in the belt housing,I say you ok till about that point if you dont stop.
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Is there an easy way (plug) to drain the belt housing? I heard on a review that there is not.
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If I remember right from what the owners manual said, it is best to "scoop" as much of the water out as possible, then idle the Teryx for a while. As far as I know, there is no plug.
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theres a drain plug,but you have to stand on your head to get to it.ive took it out once to drain water but its not something you can do on the trail.it would be easier to pull off the exhaust tube and rev it up and blow out the water
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where u get the snorkel kit if there is one for sale yet ?? im tired of been pull out of the water by rzrs w snorkels ... is embarasing !!!!
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i got mine at ace hardware
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FYI LOWES sells that black PVC makes great for snorkels
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