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Posted: 11 Dec 2011
Teacher Bob directs me to a 700mm wading pool. And this stuff isn't water. It's an engineer's nightmare: silty grit with a puddlejuice mixer that looks perfect for asphyxiating engines. Once the front wheels are wet, I boot it into the full 700mm (roughly half a Jeremy). I can feel the water rushing under the floor pan as a brown wall of liquid grows in front of the radiator.
We exit the pool. Engine still runs. Electrics still work. Blast.