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After a long day of trail riding we decided to rinse off our 4-wheelers in the creek nearby. I hit a big hole and got hung on a rock. The water level was at the bottom of my seat. I have all my vent lines rerouted, spark plug coated with d-grease, and snorkled. After sitting in the same spot for a minute or so it cut off on me. Took the time to take a quick picture then we winched it out. It took a good while to get it running again. The only thing that I didn't do was plug the drain on the bottom of the carburetor. Could this be what caused my little headache? The airbox was completely dry, that was a relief. I now know I installed my snorkle correctly. My carburetor drain wasn't plugged because I had no intentions of getting in any deep water. The oil looks great, but it's going to be changed anyway along with the rest of my fluids.

Thanks Lee
 

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It was your carb drain hose, no biggy just a pain if you don't plug it before you swim. So where is this picture at
 

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I'm at work right now, will post it along with a few others this afternoon. So if I had plugged the bottom of the carb. I would have been alright?
 

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Yeah you would have been fine, these things are almost like boats. It is amazing how deep you can take them when snorkeled properly.
 

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It was your carb drain hose, no biggy just a pain if you don't plug it before you swim. So where is this picture at
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So is this as deep as you went? To me it don't look that deep but remember I'm a newbie. I don't think I'm going to do the snorkle thing but I do want to know how deep I can go and not worry with out one.
 

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Yeah your right it's not that deep when your looking at a 4-wheeler with a snorkel on it. Although it was high enough to cause it to cut off. I think this happened because the drain on my carburetor was not plugged. It's sitting on 27's and a perfex lift, which isn't huge these days. We had two 4-wheelers with 29.5's outlaws doing circles around us. I'll know better next time!
 

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Sorry to butt in but im new to forum and when I read this one I just had to ask . Wouldn'tthe screw valve on the bottom of the carb stop water from getting in ? I just bought a new foreman s and don't wat to get water in the casrb. thanks.
 

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How, where, how much do you plug it? Do you have to do anything else to it after doing this? I wish some of you lived closer so you could show me the things I need to know.


What's the deal with your third light? Mine is yellow, why is yours black?
 

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I'm in the same boat as mudliter. I have never plugged my carb vent line because I assumed the drain screw would keep it closed. I spent a lot of time in water over my fenders this weekend with no trouble at all.

P.S. where in central la, mudliter. I live in alexandria.
 

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How, where, how much do you plug it? Do you have to do anything else to it after doing this? I wish some of you lived closer so you could show me the things I need to know.


What's the deal with your third light? Mine is yellow, why is yours black?
I'm about as new to this as you guys. I've read on the forum that the bottom drain on the carb. can be plugged with a screw or golf tee. Also, only use this method when riding in deep water. As far as why this needs to be done maybe some of the veteran riders could chime in and explain.

The light pod cover is from a 06 Rubicon, I just wanted to change it to be a lil different.
 

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Sorry, I said carb vent line and meant carb drain line. I have my two carb vent lines snorkeled to the headlight pod. I have never plugged the carb drain line.
 

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You can just take a screw or stick or whatever you like and stick in the carb DRAIN line. They come stock with a check valve but they do not work perfectly only for short dunks. We go through water a lot of times that is at or over the handle bars and don't have any problems. With that plugged and you vent routed up with your snorkel or the highest spot you will be fine.

If you ride a lot of off camber trails you might have some problems with the drain plugged because it does not allow the carb to drain if the bowl over fills. But here in FL we don't even know what trails are like that aren't flat so it is not an issue.
 

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It works good when you ahve everything snorkeled...this pic it was really deep...up to my gas cap
 

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SO IF im going to be going in the occasional mud whole what all would i need. just order the triangle snorkle and d-grese the spark plug or what??my foreman is an ES so will the water mess with my computering?
 

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This was taken before I had a snorkel. I rode for a long time w/o out one and kept up pretty well w/ the snorkeled guys by riding wheelies, thus keepig the air intake a little higher than normal.

If you reroute the two carb vents (on top of the carb) to the headlight pod, plug the carb drain and put dielactric grease in the sparkplug boot you should be ok for 95% of the ridng situations you'll encounter. Just try to keep the Honda wings on the side of the gas tank dry and you shouldn't have problems. That a good rule to follow on how deep you should go w/o a snorkel.

As far as the ES models go. I put dielctric grease on every plug I could get to. Including the angle sensor and shift motor. And haven't had any problems.
 
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