Shamokin Pennsylvania November 14, 1999
Offroading in Bear Valley
That mud hole that seemed deceivingly harmless swallowed up Steve's Tacoma
into some hidden ruts. Without a locker to keep his momentum going the vehicle
stopped and water entered the intake which is now located on the right (deep end) side of
the engine bay. Fortunately for Steve the water didn't enter the engine and only
clogged his K&N air filter when he hit the mud like a bulldozer effectively
shutting down the engine. It had to be pulled out without any power to assist itself
because at the time it was uncertain if water had enter the engine. Water did
however enter in through the passenger side door, even though it had not been opened.
Thanks to the help of the red Tacoma pictured below Steve was pulled out, cleaned
up and on his way with little more than a bent rim from hitting something in the mud hole.