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air intakes on 159

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odd one this, but with all the bad weather we're currently having, is the 159 susceptible to water ingress through the intakes and creating hydraulic lock, with the inevitible consequences of bent rods etc. I only ask this as my boss has a BMW 320d as a courtesy car from his local dealer and last night it just seized solid after going through a long (5m) puddle, although not particularly deep it drank enough to lock it solid. this was a new shape 12 plate car, surely they are designed to withstand weather. I may venture out in the moring and look to see where the intakes are, if they are low down you might just see a 159 Ti with a snorkel from our discovery lashed in place.
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The intake singular is at badge height, in the space between the badge & driver's side headlight.

If its that deep, you're fooked anyhow!
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And it's pointing upwards so if water does get there it's going straight to the filter...
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Originally Posted by fyule159 View Post
...surely they are designed to withstand weather.
Yes, but not idiots driving through floods...!
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