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Some time ago a flood occurred just along the road from where I used to live. I donned my wellies and assisted drivers to get through the flood by telling them to stay in the middle of the road, use a low gear and high revs. (so that water would not go up the exhaust pipe). One idiot thought he knew better and just ploughed through. Having flooded his engine, it naturally came to a shuddering halt right in the middle of the flood. I let him stew in his own juice! Thumbs up if I was right. Thumbs down if I should have gone to help him.
Now just to add a little more to the story (at this stage it is 22 thumbs up and 4 thumbs down). Other neighbours, who had started to help, got this chap out of his predicament. He vainly tired to start the engine. I told him to take out all the spark plugs and turn the engine over. Then dry the spark plugs. This time he listened to me. Result? 4 fountains of water came out of the spark plug holes and once the plugs had been dried and reinserted, after a little effort and much coughing and spluttering the engine fired up.
The Henley shot actually shows and amphibious car!
Normally on these motoring articles I like to throw in a "Buy a Mondeo !", just to annoy though they are REALLY good cars, but in these cases I will say stay at home you dum-dums.
Unless there is a life-threatening reason to force you to drive through such floods, going out will get you NOWHERE, and will only end up with a wet narse.
Buy a Boat !.
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