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Old 02-06-2010, 01:31 PM
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Default Dont use automatic carwashes!!!

LOL i kid i kid- but this really did happen when my explorer ingested water at an auto car wash....










new motor thanks to a buddy at a ford plant locally....


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Old 02-06-2010, 01:34 PM
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Damn talk about bad luck
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:40 PM
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damn! thats why they tell you to shut the engine off while your in the car wash! nice brand new motor though!
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:42 PM
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actually that was just pulling in for the under carriage wash.....it shut its self off when i got in if you know what i mean LOL
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:45 PM
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ill never use an auto carwash again. the idiots at the local one broke the antennea on my moms expo (its motorized and goes up and down when you turn the car on/off) or used to anyway. and they put 2 huge dents in her roof rack and a 8 inch gash in clearcoat on the roof.
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:48 PM
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How in the world did the water get in?
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:49 PM
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the snorkel of the air box- it must have hit just right and went in- my air filter was soaked and there was puddles in the bottom of the air box
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:01 PM
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the snorkel of the air box- it must have hit just right and went in- my air filter was soaked and there was puddles in the bottom of the air box
I dont see it happening, the system is designed to eliminate that from happening. It should die well before there is enough water in the engine to do any damage. Im not familiar with the design of this particular air box but know the 95 it would be impossible. Do you have a picture of where the intake is and the air box itself? Now Im curious
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:35 PM
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No i dont have any pics. But as a ASE certified and a ford technician- trust me. Thats how it happened.
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:40 PM
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Thats some shit-house luck.
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:53 PM
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No i dont have any pics. But as a ASE certified and a ford technician- trust me. Thats how it happened.
OK That must be a factory design flaw. you should report it to FORD, It needs to be a recall item if its true!
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Old 02-06-2010, 03:04 PM
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i tried- and an engineer came out and told me it was just a freak accident...it had 48,000 miles and they wouldn't cover it.
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Old 02-06-2010, 03:10 PM
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I dont see it happening, the system is designed to eliminate that from happening. It should die well before there is enough water in the engine to do any damage. Im not familiar with the design of this particular air box but know the 95 it would be impossible. Do you have a picture of where the intake is and the air box itself? Now Im curious
I agree. Just don't see the wash being the cause. I've gotten water in my engine thru the intake before and all it did was kill the engine. pulled the plugs, to pump the water out, no real damage. It would take alot of water to do some damage like that. Seams like this problem would occur every time you drive in the rain too. I know there are a lot of variables, but this just seams Highly unlikely with the factory intake setup. Now if it was some kind of cold air, open element design, then I could see water getting in, but still not causing that much damage.
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Old 02-06-2010, 03:25 PM
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i tried- and an engineer came out and told me it was just a freak accident...it had 48,000 miles and they wouldn't cover it.
HMMMM who was the engineer, I know a few of them that worked out at the ford proving grounds in Yucca, AZ

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Old 02-06-2010, 03:32 PM
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you guys can disagree with the man all day long but i had the same thing happen with the stock intake on my ranger in a car wash. it didnt hydrolock the motor or cause any damage thank god but it did shut the motor off and soak my filter. i dont care how much testing or engineering goes into a vehicle, there is no way to predict or guard against every variable or possibility to cause damage.
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