Mercedes badly crossing a flooded ford

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not rufford but kenilworth and this guy knows how it should be done!

dont try it with a tesla
 

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Hmm.... I was thinking more along these lines:

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When it comes to crossing, water, you just can't beat an Ekranoplan :D
The one and only Ekranoplan is sitting on a beach in Southern Russia. Quite a sight.

 

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I live a mile away and never actually gone through it only on a push bike as kids and waited till the lake froze so you could ride over it or at least dare your mates too 😉
 

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My friend is currently in the process of rebuilding the engine from a 2011 W212 250CDi he picked up for £2k - guess what the previous owner had done?! Bent conrod, bent crank etc etc - he's dismantled the whole front end of the car and has it all meticulously laid out on his garage floor pending reassembly....

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Unfortunately none of these clips shows if Chris got his C63 running and got home in time for Christmas or if indeed it was his road to Hell and had to be towed away to get a new engine fitted. He was happy on the road , It's a new AMG so fool if you think it's over with this one , worth the repair.

I'll get my coat.
 

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Never ceases to amaze me why insurance companies "pay out" to these fools.
Me neither, an acquaintance of mine knowingly drove his car into a deep Ford because he did not want to be late for work. It was not much of a car Ford Escort cabriolet (no , he was not a hair dresser :) ) totalling the thing and they paid out 🤷‍♂️.

They probably thought better to write it off , one less hideous car on the road.
 

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Unfortunately none of these clips shows if Chris got his C63 running and got home in time for Christmas or if indeed it was his road to Hell and had to be towed away to get a new engine fitted. He was happy on the road , It's a new AMG so fool if you think it's over with this one , worth the repair.

I'll get my coat.
Yes he did get it going still on the road 👍
 

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Its great being wise after the event
A few years ago I wrote off a 2 week old 600mile CLS in a flooded road. I stopped just before the flood, had a look, it didn't look too deep (famous last words) then inched forward. By the time the water was up to just over the centre of the wheels, I decided to stop & reverse out. That was the exact time the engine stopped. I did not try to restart it & climbed out. Car taken to Mercedes who said the computers were fried & possible engine damage. They did not check anything. Car written off. About a month later I was contacted by a salvage firm asking if I had the spare key which I sent to them. The guy said it was being put back on the road. No engine damage, just electrical & obviously water into the car when I had opened the door to get out.
 

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Or use my works vehicle! View attachment 109459

I like steam ships even if they have pumpjets instead of proper twirly bits at the back :)

I think given the figures on the depth gauge at Rufford that you'd be in a situation rather reminiscent of a certain A-boat of Skye a few years back. BOI report would be interesting. You presumably could claim that the charts were a bit poor in that area and if submerged at the time blame the ordnance survey maps you had because the countours were in meters and not fathoms. Absence of tidal information might be a mitigating factor.
 

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That road gets shut at a small rainfall let alone the depths seen on the vids it just people's plain stupidity and others egging them on from the side line's, it's simple really a car is Not designed for water you cannot compress water hence bent conrods and other damage stupidity can be expensive and they deserve everything that happens
 

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it just people's plain stupidity and others egging them on from the side line's,

I've seen some of the vids from there before - here seems to be a pattern -

(a) no attempt to check the depth gauge
(b) assume that speed is required
(c) lack of understanding of the dynamics where the water will come up and swamp the engine

And as you say - a further lack of understanding of the consequences.
 

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Couple of Mercs testing the virtues of hydraulic lock. Including a C63s.
Driving a Merc doesn't make you smarter......
 

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