Originally Posted by DanTreE
You have no other way of recovery? a wench? other jeepers? friends and a rope what ever.. I mean come on my man, id have had everyone I know up there playing tug of war to get it out lol.
where are you located and got pics?
I already had both my brothers and dad's pick-ups on it. And unfortunately because I'm new to Jeep scene I don't know any other wheelers, let alone anyone with with a winch.
I'll have pictures posted up tomorrow afternoon.
Originally Posted by chris87xj
Don't forget to drain and flush the axles, transmission and maybe gas tank.
This will be a good test of the XJ's endurance abilities.
I hope that they live up to their (good) reputations!
Originally Posted by IDIdiesel
A good thing to do is check the dipstick first for any water. If NO water is in there pull your spark plugs and crank the motor over with the starter to pop any water out. Only do this wil all the plugs out and a few seconds at a time. I have gotten stuck a handful of times in water to my headlights and been fine. And dont forget take picsof it stuck and any water in it!! Everything is better with pics of your rig stuck!!! If i was any closer to ontario id come help
I was going check all of the dipsticks before I started draining everything. So I could get a basis of what to expect.
And the water is above the headlights, but only on the drivers side. I'm in a deep rut. The other side is okay (carpet is dry).
Also I appreciate the willingness to help out!
Originally Posted by AKIQPilot
Yes good advice.
And don't forget to pop the airbox cover and remove the air filter before you crank the motor. Once the filter is out and the spark plugs are out you can crank the motor over and pump any water out that may have entered the cylinders.
Do not try to crank it without removing the spark plugs.
Depending on the conditions of all your breather vent lines you may have gotten lucky with all the rest of your fluids. With that said this might be a good opportunity to drain them all anyway and refill with fresh fluid. Probably time.
So what made you go into a water hole that deep in the first place?
I'll be sure to get everything out and ready before I try to crank it over.
And I used to ride my dirt bike back through that trail, and I didn't think that it was too deep. What I thought was solid ground was far from it. I ended up sliding into a deep rut and effectively beaching the axles and drives side in the process.
It's bad, but I'm sure that these XJ's have gone through worse and still come out on top. Or maybe I'm just making it sound much worse.
You guys can be the judge when I get the pictures up tomorrow. The tow company couldn't get their truck ready tonight but it's supposed to be ready by tomorrow morning. Hopefully it can survive one more night in the water..