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Old 03-15-2010, 08:24 AM
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had a crazy weekend with my buddy wheelin. went to a place in clarkston MI and was wheelin for about an hour and i decided to go through a pretty deep hole with some water, ended up hydrolocking my motor. had my buddy pull me deep in the woods so nobody could see my truck. went and got some tools and in the middle of the woods when it was raining, i changed my oil twice and took out all my plugs, got all the water out of my cylinders, put new plugs back in, turned it over a few times and she started. all said and done it took about 4.5 hours to get her started. happiest moment of my life lol.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:29 AM
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Default Re: hydrolocked my motor

Wow man that sucks. Glad she is still running though
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:34 AM
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Wow man that's luck!
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:36 AM
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haha forsure man. im just proud of myself that I fixed it.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:27 AM
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anyone know of anything else i should do to clean out my cylinders a little more?
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:35 AM
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first of you were lucky you didnt bend any of the internals , as for anything else you can do , keep checking the oil if it is milky at all change it and the filter . keep doing this until the oil is no longer milky.
you make want to keep an eye on all the electrical connections , I would take them apart ,make sure they are clean and use dielectric grease on them before you put them back together .
you did change the air filter already as well
. dont forget the brake fluid and power steering fluids as well ,they may need to be flushed and new put in , I would do this anyway just to be on the safe side
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:38 AM
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first of you were lucky you didnt bend any of the internals , as for anything else you can do , keep checking the oil if it is milky at all change it and the filter . keep doing this until the oil is no longer milky.
you make want to keep an eye on all the electrical connections , I would take them apart ,make sure they are clean and use dielectric grease on them before you put them back together .
you did change the air filter already as well
. dont forget the brake fluid and power steering fluids as well ,they may need to be flushed and new put in , I would do this anyway just to be on the safe side
ya i was thinking i bent my connector rods but thank god i didnt, and yeah i have changed my oil 3 times already and ill probably do it again real soon. as for power steering and brake fluid, i havent done yet so ill do those pronto as well. what about the tranny? could any water be in there?
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:42 AM
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ya i was thinking i bent my connector rods but thank god i didnt, and yeah i have changed my oil 3 times already and ill probably do it again real soon. as for power steering and brake fluid, i havent done yet so ill do those pronto as well. what about the tranny? could any water be in there?
auto or manual ,either way check them as well .dont forget the diffs too
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:50 AM
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ok thanks for the tips man
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:07 PM
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one other suggestion , the next time you want to go puddle jumping get your truck a snorkel . you may not be so luck next time .
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:13 PM
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id seafoam it too
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:14 PM
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id seafoam it too
that would get rid of anything that was missed inside the engine and valve train
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