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post #1 of 5 Old 04-11-2008, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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TJ hydrolock

So to make a long story short I hydrolocked my TJ yesterday. I removed the plugs and blew out as much water as I could. It eventually started and made it home (about 70 miles). It hesitated quite a few times on the way home, and today it does the same thing. It also idles at about 2500rpm and stalls easy. I plan on changing the oil, filter, and spark plugs, and cleaning and oiling my air filter tonight. I am worried I may have done more serious damage however, but if I threw a rod or blew anything up I think I would notice. If anybody has advice or an opinion (besides 'stay out of the water, *******') I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-10-2010, 10:48 PM
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This is old I know but for anyone else who may do this check the compression before you sink anymore money in it. I know I know holy dead thread revival.

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post #4 of 5 Old 02-26-2010, 09:48 PM
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I'm sure if it was actually hydrolocked he wouldn't have been driving home, it probably all turned out fine
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post #5 of 5 Old 02-26-2010, 09:52 PM
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If you hydrolock a motor as soon as you do it its over. The engine will just die and cease. My buddy did this he sucked in water and it made a funny noise and died. Would not start after that had to have his motor rebuilt.


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