Yesterday, being an idiot, I decided to test my mostly stock ZJ in a little river. Well it turns out it wasn't so little... Got in, couldn't get out, had to call someone to pull me out. Needless to say it was embarrassing as hell and I feel like a moron!
Here's the nitty-gritty of what happened. Went into the water and couldn't get out, so I popped my hood and raised my air filter above the water line so that I didn't hydrolock. That last part was kind of unnecessary because the water wasn't anywhere near my filter, but hey better safe than sorry. Tried everything to get some traction, from huge boulders to huge logs under the tires, but I ended up sitting in the water for a good 2 hours before I was able to get out.
Anyway, it started right up when I got out of the water, but after 5 minutes on the road my check engine light came on, as well as the ABS light. Plugged in my code reader and it came up with P0171 which means my air/fuel mixture is too lean. It idles like a dog now and my gas mileage has gone from 17 around town, down to about 6. I put in half a tank yesterday and after driving a grand total of 45 miles between then to now I have less than a quarter. Also, my electrical seems shot. My radio doesn't work, my speakers don't work, and my interior lights flicker. Outside lights are fine, at least for now....
Desperately need to fix this because my Jeep is my DD and I can't afford to screw anything else up...literally I can't afford