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Unread 02-17-2007, 02:15 PM   #1
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Ever used propane to start a flooded Jeep?

Me and a buddy ran down to the Outer Banks to go play in the sand and run the off road trail down there in Corolla. We were having a good time of it and started down a trial that had a few water holes and such. Well I was in the lead and came into this rather modest water hole and before I knew it I was swamped. I mean I went from water just at the axles to water bout over the front of the hood. She ran for a little while as I tried to rock her backwards to get out and until then it was going good then she ingested too much water. Long story short Brian got me out, and we were pulled off my intake and of course there was water in it...D^amn it... We both didn't have any starter fluid, but I did have my torch with me, so I opened the value and let the gas go into the TBI and sure enough she started right up....What can I say but you just have to love a Jeep.

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Unread 02-17-2007, 02:28 PM   #2
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considering that all it takes is a tablespoon or two of water on top of your piston to cause major damage to the engine i would think about pulling the plugs before reaching for the torch next time you get swamped
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Unread 02-17-2007, 05:58 PM   #3
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good to know! haha, never know when that torch may come in handy!
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Unread 02-17-2007, 06:19 PM   #4
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Did you pull your plugs and clear the cylinders before cranking it over? Think I'd change all of your fluid too.
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