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its a simple, no brainer. after soaking mine in the drink a few weeks ago(and killing it) i mounted the new one directly behind the glove box, about 14-16 inches higher than the stock kickpanel location. no wires to cut, just get some zip ties and pull it up and over(cut a little of the factory e-tape to provide some slack) to the wiring harness loom under the dash. here i go again---DIVE< DIVE!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0">
 

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So how much has this little swim cost you?
 

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anyone ever figured out a way to completely waterproof these?
 

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When i did the efi swap in my 82, i put the ecm above the glovebox, basically the highest point in the dash
 

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Originally posted by scottz:
<STRONG>anyone ever figured out a way to completely waterproof these?</STRONG>

get a black box from the government or your local 747.
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Originally posted by Vova:
<STRONG>So how much has this little swim cost you?</STRONG>
i dont know yet, ill tell you after i tear the front axle apart and find out why i havent got 4WD(diff or axle?) <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0"> the saga never ends <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0">

i never got ahold of the guy with the submarine pix, he disappeared <IMG SRC="smilies/question.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/question.gif" border="0">
 

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Did you ever take pictures of your bumpers and nerfs made by ToyFamily and post them? Wasn't it part of the deal? You are loosin some power if you don't man...not cool, let's go <IMG SRC="smilies/bender.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by zesty_toy:
<STRONG>Did you ever take pictures of your bumpers and nerfs made by ToyFamily and post them? Wasn't it part of the deal? You are loosin some power if you don't man...not cool, let's go <IMG SRC="smilies/bender.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
huh?? yeah i took pix to post but then my computer crashed and my truck has been broken/wrenchin on it ever since, jeez! lay off...wtf im tryin...
 

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Get a small watertight box made by Pelican Products (Torrance,CA) from a marine or boat supplier, run the wires through a marine grommet into the box and your watertight - Works Great <IMG SRC="smilies/idea.gif" border="0">
 

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>>Get a small watertight box made by ...<<

Hey, one of those small flat rubbermaid boxes will do the same thing...maybe cheaper, dunno.
 

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I have heard of guys using rubbermaid. But I dont know that computer generate heat and it needs somewhere to go. i don't like the idea. I say just put it under behind the glove comp. If your in that deep your goin' to be screwed anyway. Water will be up to the seat bottoms.
 

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Originally posted by scottz:
<STRONG>anyone ever figured out a way to completely waterproof these?</STRONG>
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Sure, it's a 3 step process:
  • Go to Home Depot and buy a caulk gun and some black silicone roofing compound.
  • Use the entire tube sealing all 3 connectors and every edge with a fat bead of caulk.
  • Hope you never have an ECU related problem, since you will have a 1-inch-thick wad of black tar to cut through to access the connectors.

That's is what I did. I had the ECU underwater while stuck for about 5 solid minutes while rigging which line. Didn't even hiccup. Unfortunatley, like many waterproofing techniques, it makes maintainence a pain in the ass.</font>
 

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Originally posted by OffroadRunner:
<STRONG>I have heard of guys using rubbermaid. But I dont know that computer generate heat and it needs somewhere to go. i don't like the idea. I say just put it under behind the glove comp. If your in that deep your goin' to be screwed anyway. Water will be up to the seat bottoms.</STRONG>
I work with ecu's all the time, they dont generate a significant amount of heat. You could use a hose to vent the box,maybe run it up to the top of the "A" pillar.
 
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