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lupus

Wading depth

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In these days of having to ford roads suffering from flash flooding, I was wondering if anyone knows if there is an official Subaru wading depth for Outbacks?

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Hi mate welcome to the forums I believe it's about 1ft 8" without a snorkel fitted might be a little deeper 

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Ah, that would be 460mm or about 18". Good to know.

Thanks, guys

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I was close enough :) I did read one guy said he got through water just below his head light's with no problem but wouldn't want to risk trying anymore. I remember I tried once in a Ford Cortina Estate was about a foot deep it didn't end well :( wet feet and a stuck car :)

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yup cortinas electrics and water was never a good mix - all the wigglies would swim away

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I had to climb out the window and jump on to the side it was a narrow off road track :) And that is where it stayed until a farmer pulled it out :D 

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went to a network q rally in the 90's and parked car on the road side in a forest and when I came back the car was in a river LOL think about 20 of us ended with wet feet. worth it to warch colin and rich go though... :D

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The engine air intake is just behind the bonnet / grill gap, and the alternator is on top of the engine so assuming your spark leads are properly sealed from the water the car should be able to go in headlight deep!

 

I'll let you know come winter how it went...

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Spark plugs? What are they?

 

(should have mentioned my Outback is a diesel)

 

:-)

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There you go then - should be no problem up to your headlights :P

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Soooo looking forward to the follow up videos/pictures from this :D

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