Military Vehicles, June 1997,: Re: [MV] M38A1 F-Head Engine Oil Leak

Re: [MV] M38A1 F-Head Engine Oil Leak
Sun, 8 Jun 1997 15:04:49 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-06-04 07:23:10 EDT, (Andrea/Michael
Seils) writes:

<< Also this is an underwater jeep, and I am looking for the snorkle gear.
Anyone know of where I can look >>
Just a word of caution here, I think it may be a bit optomistic to refer to
your jeep as an ''underwater jeep". Yes it is true that the vehicle was
equipped with a sealed ignition system and the adaptablity for a snorkle but
it is not a submarine! This was intended to make the vehicle able to run for
a short time in semi-submersed conditions, river crossings, amphibious
landings, operations in flooded areas, etc.
It is a vast improvement over the WWII era system but it is NOT foolproof and
can be counted on to fail at some point. (usually when you really need it the
Just as jeeps were not meant to run the Baja (if you intend to win) they were
not intended to run underwater (unless you intend to swim).

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