Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Minersville, PA
H²O in Intake
Over the weekend I blazed through a pretty deep puddle and must have sucked some water because my baby just stalled in the middle of the puddle. Cranked for a while and finally got 'er running again, and after some spittin' and sputterin' we got out and back on the road. For a while there was some hesitation with acceleration and a definite power loss. But I guess after the air box dried out she was running normal again.
My question is this: is there anything I need to do after such a mishap to prevent further engine damage? I have a stock intake with a K&N filter, so I'm sure not too much dirt got into the engine, but what about the moisture? Does the internal heat, friction and lubrication just blow the water through the exhaust? I guess as long as no water got past my rings my oil should be fine too, right?
And yes, I know I have to clean and recharge the filter...
Also, anyone know a way to prevent water getting into my air box other than A) snorkel and B) don't go through water so fast?
Thanks in advance.
1999 TJ Sport, Deep Amethyst, 4.0 5 speed
Tires: BFG AT KO 31x10.5x15's
Lights: 2x100W Off-Road Lights, Philips Silverstar headlights, LED running lights all the way around
Audio: Pioneer P7600MP, Xplod 1200W, 2 Visonik 12" subs; Legacy 600W, 2 Dual 10" subs
Other: Ranger 3900EGHP CB/HAM, Garmin GPS, laptop navigation, Hi-lift jack, Streamlight Ultra Stinger w/ charger, 375 watt inverter, Hurst T-handle shifter, K&N Air Filter, 2" Class IV with Pintle Combo, Front tow hooks
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