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PostSubject: Breather tube question.   Breather tube question. I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 09, 2013 9:13 am

Posted this question as part of another thread but would genuinely like to know if water could be 'sucked' into the Silver Wing and cause damage. A lady at work has just had a massive outlay on her car after entering deep water after the heavy rains we have had here in the UK.

With all this free standing water about, is there any possibility of water getting syphoned into the wing, either engine or petrol tank?

There are a couple of breather tubes protruding from beneath the underside panels.
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PostSubject: Re: Breather tube question.   Breather tube question. I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 09, 2013 10:09 am

Having little interest in the oily bits myself I'd say you've got more of a problem if water enters the exhaust, and as it's fairly high on the Silver Wing if you had any sense you wouldn't attempt riding through standing water that deep anyway. Your lady at work has probably driven through water and not kept the revs high enough to prevent water entering the exhaust and being siphoned into the engine.
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PostSubject: Re: Breather tube question.   Breather tube question. I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 09, 2013 10:24 am

I agree with you regards the not driving/riding through. However, lately if you needed to get home, (and staying at work is NOT an option). No matter which way we have to travel. Getting through the standing water was the only way.

After a 12 hour shift at the 'fun palace' even riding through the water was almost enjoyable!!!! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Breather tube question.   Breather tube question. I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 09, 2013 10:37 am

Interesting question...

Isn't the engine breather pipe the one with the plug it and the others are overflows (fuel + coolant). Water in the air box intake could be fatal to the engine but that's high up, cant see anyone trying to ride through water that deep...

What about the belt, doesn't the outer casing have a filter/breather openings. What problem would water in there cause?
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PostSubject: Re: Breather tube question.   Breather tube question. I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 09, 2013 11:21 am

If the water is deeper than the belt cover then be prepared for some slipping and squealing for a 1/4 mile after getting out of the water. Otherwise it didn't hurt anything under my belt cover when Atlanta had that massive flood. What a mess getting home that day, water over the floorboards in spots. My poor Silverwing. I wasn't about to leave it at work to be completely flooded in the parking garage.
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PostSubject: Re: Breather tube question.   Breather tube question. I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 09, 2013 11:50 am

I would agree to most of what has been said and would also suggest that you use compressed air to clean out as many electrical connections that you can find. You want to eliminate as much corrosion as possible down the road.
It would also be a good idea to change the final drive oil. Howard
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PostSubject: Re: Breather tube question.   Breather tube question. I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 09, 2013 12:38 pm

What kind of final drive oil does everyone here use?
Owners manual doesn't really say much about it.
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PostSubject: Re: Breather tube question.   Breather tube question. I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 09, 2013 2:46 pm

acworthpatrick wrote:
What kind of final drive oil does everyone here use?
Owners manual doesn't really say much about it.

Its the same as what goes in the engine Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Breather tube question.   Breather tube question. I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 09, 2013 2:49 pm

acworthpatrick wrote:
If the water is deeper than the belt cover then be prepared for some slipping and squealing for a 1/4 mile after getting out of the water. Otherwise it didn't hurt anything under my belt cover when Atlanta had that massive flood. What a mess getting home that day, water over the floorboards in spots. My poor Silverwing. I wasn't about to leave it at work to be completely flooded in the parking garage.

So it is possible...

Wonder where the nearest Ford is Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Breather tube question.   Breather tube question. I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 09, 2013 4:30 pm

There is one drain tub connected to the air filter housing to drain any water that could be suck in by air intake.the other fuel tank vent, the over flow for the cooling over flow.the one with the plug needs to be drain when oil and moister is present.
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PostSubject: Re: Breather tube question.   Breather tube question. I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 09, 2013 4:56 pm

RArch wrote:
acworthpatrick wrote:
If the water is deeper than the belt cover then be prepared for some slipping and squealing for a 1/4 mile after getting out of the water. Otherwise it didn't hurt anything under my belt cover when Atlanta had that massive flood. What a mess getting home that day, water over the floorboards in spots. My poor Silverwing. I wasn't about to leave it at work to be completely flooded in the parking garage.

So it is possible...

Wonder where the nearest Ford is Wink

If your speaking of Ford Motor Company, just check for the closest transmission shop, thats where the nearest Ford will be LOL Laughing
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