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Tough Toyota Truck
A Toyota truck still runs, after spending four months submerged in an Alaskan river. And this one isn't staged, unlike the Top Gear videos.

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esuperlife From: esuperlife Date: November 11th, 2005 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)
It's amazing that the truck still runs after being completely submerged in cold waters. Even with the fuels drained and flushed, it's a surprise that the engine still operates as it should. I'm surprised the battery wasn't affected either, unless they jumped it. I think most other cars would be dead. This one of the older model Toyotas it would appear with less computer controlled systems and more mechanics.

Would've been cool to see a video of this at least.
From: thomasj Date: November 11th, 2005 03:13 am (UTC) (Link)
it's not like they just hauled it out and started it up:

"Once on solid ground in town, the truck's gas tank, crankcase and radiator, and related lines, were drained and flushed. New fluids were put in and the truck was started."
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: November 11th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC) (Link)
You expect it to run on water? They didn't replace any of the wearing parts, or any of the parts that would corrode in water. Hell, they didn't replace anything at all, just took water out of it and put in the proper fluids.
From: thomasj Date: November 11th, 2005 03:42 am (UTC) (Link)
no, I'm just saying your post was misleading :)
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: November 11th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC) (Link)
How, exactly, was it misleading? It still runs, after months underwater. If you can't figure out that it's going to need the fluids replaced, then you don't know much about vehicles.
From: thomasj Date: November 11th, 2005 05:27 am (UTC) (Link)
It's misleading because the unassuming reader has the impression that the car needed no other work.

I know plenty about vehicles, as you would know if you read my journal and read my frequent posts about working on my motorcycle.
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: November 11th, 2005 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
It needed no other work. You are the only person I have seen make such an assumption or a complaint, in all of the forums I have seen and posted this.
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 14th, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I dunno, i wouldn't quantify working on Ninja 250s as one who knows "plenty about vehicles."

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