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Driving through rivers
The quickest route for me to take to work everyday involves going through a ford which is normally just a puddle, however with the recent snow and rain the deepest point has been varying from a foot to 3 feet.
Obviously I'm not going to attempt it at 3 feet but it the Civic can handle a foot of water no problem and I regularly drive through at this level. However, I mentioned this to our company fleet guy and he has warned me about people writing off 4x4s in this same ford so I'm now a bit cautious and I'm wondering how deep I can expect to go before there's trouble (fnar fnar)
Does anyone have any experience or advice for this particular activity?
For example, its the height of the air intake that matters most for keeping the car moving. As long as water doesn't get into the engine I should be okay, right?