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    Default Water damaged engine?

    If some total knobhead drove his car through a huge puddle (almost a pond) and it stopped, then wouldn't turn over at all, whats the best thing to do?

    Considering the airbox was about 2" deep in water and the filter soaked (as in dripping wet)?

    The engine appeares to be seized but I'm he's hoping that once the plugs come out it will turn over and dry out.

    Any advice?


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    Default Re: Water damaged engine?

    Don't try and turn it over. It may have drawn water into the cylinder and have hydraulic lock, which can crack the block.

    Take plugs out, then turn it over, and replace plugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyLittleStudPony View Post
    Don't try and turn it over. It may have drawn water into the cylinder and have hydraulic lock, which can crack the block.

    Take plugs out, then turn it over, and replace plugs.
    I feel fairly safe in stating that it has hydraulic lock, the starter motor has a clutch and when I tried to start it the clutch kicked in as the engine was locked solid.

    I just hope it hasn't bent anything inside.
    Its a hire car, I'm not sure it has a 'fuck-wit' policy in their insurance.

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    Default Re: Water damaged engine?

    Empty the sump and gearbox (if separate), replace oils and filter, make sure the fusebox is dry. Clean out the distributor. Empty carb bowl. Have a look for water in the fuel tank.

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    Default Re: Water damaged engine?

    Don't try and turn it over any more until the plugs are out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protoborg View Post
    Empty the sump and gearbox (if separate), replace oils and filter, make sure the fusebox is dry. Clean out the distributor. Empty carb bowl. Have a look for water in the fuel tank.
    Its electronic ignition and fuel injection.
    I won't be able to get a plug spanner until tomorrow morning.

    So that salt water will sit in there all night, I've washed the engine down with normal water but obviously can't get to the cylinders until I get the plug spanner.

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    Default Re: Water damaged engine?

    Probably bent a con-rod!

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    If you hired it and fucked it, take it back to the sea and fuck the door lock and ignition and phone the police that the car is stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protoborg View Post
    Empty the sump and gearbox (if separate), replace oils and filter, make sure the fusebox is dry. Clean out the distributor. Empty carb bowl. Have a look for water in the fuel tank.

    Hello?? It's a *Rental*....

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    Default Re: Water damaged engine?

    Poor obs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveD View Post
    +1

    or torch the thing.. just to make sure, leave some weed around it so the locals think its drugs related.
    +2

    Your insurance WILL NOT cover this .

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    Default Re: Water damaged engine?

    Quote Originally Posted by icarus1859 View Post
    If some total knobhead drove his car through a huge puddle (almost a pond) and it stopped, then wouldn't turn over at all, whats the best thing to do?

    Considering the airbox was about 2" deep in water and the filter soaked (as in dripping wet)?

    The engine appeares to be seized but I'm he's hoping that once the plugs come out it will turn over and dry out.

    Any advice?
    is it petrol or diesel?

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    Default Re: Water damaged engine?

    What was it that Top Gear did to rescue that drowned Hilux then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DefTrap View Post
    What was it that Top Gear did to rescue that drowned Hilux then?
    That hadn't been run in water, so it was far more likely to survive.

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    Default Re: Water damaged engine?

    Quote Originally Posted by easy now andy View Post
    is it petrol or diesel?


    Yes i think it is.

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