Submitted by cshenderson on 16. April 2019
Spring is coming in Illinois; that means I'm going to be driving through water.
I am NOT talking about fording rivers (standing water in a subdivision), and certainly not driving in speeds in excess of 5MPH.
In previous years, I have had to drive though 8-10 inches of water for about 1000ft. to get out of my subdivision. This happens about 3 times per year.
1. I drive this road every day.
2. This is the ONLY road in or out of my subdivision. I cannot choose an alternate route.
3. Three times per year it floods to a depth of 8-10 inches. I have measured.
4. My 2011 Buick Lucerne could drive through it ( I never exceeded 2-3 miles per hour)
5. Buick manual DID state that water depth should not be deep enough to block the air intake.
6. When the floods occur, it stays for 2 days.
7. I know to tap the breaks after driving though water.
8. The water is standing still. No perceptible movement.
I cannot find official mention of safe water levels that the Model 3 can "regularly" drive through.
Anybody have this information that I have probably missed?