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  1. Bobinalong

    Bobinalong Registered User

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    Hi all.

    I wonder if anyone out there knows the safe wading depth for an Audi S5 2017 model?

    Given the amount of liquid sloshing about on our roads - it might be important to know where the lowest engine air intakes are.

    Better safe than sorry!
     
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  3. Bobinalong

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    Does nobody know???
     
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  5. Bobinalong

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    Now that is very COOL!
     
  6. CHEZ

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    Common sense really.
    I would not go past the height of your wheel bolts.
    Also, thermal shock is a killer
    If your oil temp is 100c and you go launching into deep cold water, things break.
    Don't take the risk.
     
  7. Bobinalong

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    Good advice, thank you.

    But do you know where the engine air intakes are situated?
     
  8. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    Top left on grill
     
  9. cuke2u

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    To be sure I think I'd lift the bonnet and check for myselff which items are vulnerable. Hardly going to take up much time is it. But then I would not be wading any car costing over 50k through water...
     
  10. Dippy

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    Intake will always be as high as possible - so literally just under the lip of the bonnet/hood. With the turbo in the V and the hottest part of the exhaust running behind the engine I'd expect this car to be reasonably resilient to thermal shock. But I'm with @cuke2u - why risk such an expensive car?

    Also bear in mind two things I heard on the news from someone in a flooded area:
    1) When cars go through the flooded roads it displaces the water elsewhere - maybe to people's homes
    2) If you get stranded then it increases demand on our already stretched emergency services
     
  11. Bobinalong

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    Not unless forced to! But Always nice to know just what the car is capable of - just in case.
     
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  13. Bobinalong

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    Thanks everyone for your replies.

    I have just driven, through storm Dennis, to Minehead, Somerset, deepish standing water everywhere on the roads, no problem.

    Nice to know where your bits are though.
    Thanks again.
     
  14. cuke2u

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    First thing I do is familiarise myself with everything under the bonnet by reading the manual and looking at key service components, I also check these once a week. Of course there are those who expect their cars to be bulletproof then blame the manufacturer when things go wrong. However it should be noted that if a vehicle is deliberately driven into flood water and things go wrong their insurance may not provide any cover...
     
  15. Bobinalong

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    And I guess that you wonder why the rest of the world does not!

    You might be surprised.

    However, sometimes there are manufacturers secrets known only to a few. I was hoping to maybe find that few on this forum.
     
  16. cuke2u

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    Unfortunately, and I am not accusing anyone here, it seems to be easier for some to ask the question in a forum, or any other social media, than bothering to research things for themselves and actually learn something....
     
  17. A19quattro

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    I saw an Audi, A3 I think on one of the news programmes with the water right up to the top of the grill and still going. I know my intake it at the top right of the grill so at that height I think he was likely getting water in the intake and relying on the airbox drain holes and snow screen to stop the water from going all the way in to the engine. It's way too much of a risk if you ask me. He should have asked Bobinalong's question a week earlier :)
     
  18. Jonnie

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    Asking something on a forum is a form of researching... Then that answer is there for anyone else to find later on.

    If you’re just going to condescendingly tell people to go read the manual then there is no point you being apart of a forum.
     
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