- T5 Beach 4Motion
I would disagree on this. Talked to the mechanics prior to our trip and they told me the air vents would not "suck water" just like that. That they are made to get some water from time to time and that it would in no way mean the oil is washed out. Adding oil on regular maintenance would be fine.If you want to do river crossings, this is what you need first an foremost. The breather holes are at 30 cm and you don’t want to suck dirty water into your drive train.
He said the Seikel kid is only recommended if you'd do this constantly (a Cali living in the highlands).
It's been 2 years since we've been to Iceland with out Cali T5 4motion, we've done > 30 river crossings, deepest one was probably 60cm. No issues at all!
We have the air suspension, the Rival plates (full packages 6mm, installed it myself without a pit (though that would be easier), very straightforward), and the raised air intake (the one you can easily install yourself and reverse after that, from a German guy, Relleum kit, I'd recommend it).
Gearbox removal etc.. not necessary.