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Unread 11-17-2010, 01:38 AM   #76
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Wow, that's so incredibly specifically vague, I almost completely kind of really don't understand it.
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Unread 11-17-2010, 01:53 AM   #77
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Hmmm. Man, this just really sucks! I just can't beleive that this HYDROLOCKED it though!? I, like many others have said, have done the same and more in my TJ and JK. Are you sure that it's destroyed? It's not something simple as a clogged air filter, or wet ignition? I have seen both of those stop a vehicle the same way and prevent it from starting untill the filter is changed or the electrics have a chance to dry out. Where did you find out that the engine is destroyed? Is the block cracked? Thrown rod? Horrible self eating noises when trying to crank? Does it even try to crank now? I just can't fathom this, at all. I would hazzard that on a run like that, repeatedly, that it is something electric. Have you had the vehicle the whole time, or have not seen it since it happened?

I guess I am not trying to QUESTION you, as much as I am asking questions out of my own disbelief! Sorry to see and hear that man.

On a side note, and as a good example (unfortunately), if you are ever in a situation like this, and your engine dies. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RESTART IT!!!! Safety situations not withstanding of course. You are better off being towed out and to start diagnosing the issue first. It could be as simple as pulling the plugs, blowing out water, re-installing and fluid changes. Sorry to see this though.
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Unread 11-17-2010, 02:23 AM   #78
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You can definitely tell by the speed that you'd be kicking up a ****load of water into the engine bay.
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Unread 11-17-2010, 02:42 AM   #79
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You can definitely tell by the speed that you'd be kicking up a ****load of water into the engine bay.
True, I agree. The thing is, you would have to have one hell of a lucky splashe to hit the small little splash preventer snorkel on the airbox to fill it. Or, it would accumulate over time as mentioned already. But, I can't see it making its way past the filter (if cotton). I have seen a stock cotton filter stop water from passing it (and air when wet) so many time now, I guess I am just convinced of it's ability to protect the engine from water damage. Don't get me wrong, I'm no fool. I know that these things aren't invinceable, or impenetrable. I just can't beleive a run like THAT one, would kill it. I KNOW that it can, I just can't beleive it. You know?
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Unread 11-17-2010, 03:48 AM   #80
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Oh I hear you. If you saw the puddle I went through that blew my engine up you'd cry. Less water than his video and so much slower it's depressing.
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Unread 11-17-2010, 05:49 AM   #81
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Unread 11-17-2010, 05:53 AM   #82
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I know everything is bigger in Texas but in North Carolina thats not considered a puddle!

I have been thru crossings that deep before dozens of times with no problem. I guess it's just one of those things! Sorry your engine is toast
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Unread 11-17-2010, 06:01 AM   #83
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So I see on your profile under future mods you have snorkel
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Unread 11-17-2010, 07:16 AM   #84
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It is a weird thing. It really depends on how one hits a puddle. Some folks blast through puddles a foot deep with no problem but other get locked from a little thing.
The AEV Snorkel is on my to-do list.
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Unread 11-17-2010, 07:23 AM   #85
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I to, would like a snorkel. But I also want to retain the stock airbox and filter. I always regretted the day that I stepped from stock to a snorkel on my TJ. I went with Volant because they included an enclosed airbox of their own, I just was never satisfied with the cone filter. I also hated how the darn thing always seemed to be in the way. If I wanted a light bar or a rack, forget it, wouldn't fit anymore. I am trying to come up with my own solution to this problem, but it's tough.
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Unread 11-17-2010, 07:32 AM   #86
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@washi, that is why I am going with the AEV. It mates to the stock air box. There are several high flow air filters that are direct fit for the OEM filter as well. so you can gain air flow without replacing the stock air box.
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Unread 11-17-2010, 07:36 AM   #87
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I to, would like a snorkel. But I also want to retain the stock airbox and filter. I always regretted the day that I stepped from stock to a snorkel on my TJ. I went with Volant because they included an enclosed airbox of their own, I just was never satisfied with the cone filter. I also hated how the darn thing always seemed to be in the way. If I wanted a light bar or a rack, forget it, wouldn't fit anymore. I am trying to come up with my own solution to this problem, but it's tough.
i have the same problem. I have a Kargomaster Congo Rack and run a snorkel would require some presidential modifications.
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Unread 11-17-2010, 07:54 AM   #88
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That video is of a JEEP fail.
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Unread 11-17-2010, 08:01 AM   #89
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ok, I watched the video a couple of times. It looks like the first puddle was the culprit (IMO). It looks like you hit it way too fast. So have you or the dealership had a chance to look into it? I would be really surprised if you actually did a large amount of internal damage. Like others mentioned, if it truly was "hydroLOCKED", you wouldn't even be able to try to crank it over. It is possible that you have a wet air filter that is choking out the air flow or that you got some sort of electrical component wet that shorted out. Possibly in or around your coil pack.

So have you heard anything from the dealership? Did you open up your air box to take a look inside?
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Unread 11-17-2010, 08:02 AM   #90
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I don't think it's hydrolocked. I think the electrical and electronics got wet.
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