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Unread 08-30-2010, 02:43 PM   #1
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If you hydrolocked your engine, I have some questions.

1) how much did it run you to fix? I know it'll depend on what exactly I broke, and I haven't heard back from Jeep yet. I'm just looking for a worse case senerio.

2) Did you go through insurance? My service guy said I should contact my insurance guy. I don't know what catagory this would fall under if it was my fault for playing in the mud.

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Unread 08-30-2010, 03:05 PM   #2
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U were not playing in the mud. You were driving on a legal dirt road and swerved to a miss a deer and went flying through a giant mudhole right next to the road. that would be my story.
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Unread 08-30-2010, 03:10 PM   #3
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X’s 2 or something like that. Remember, they’ll (insurance company) look for any excuse to not pay out.
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Unread 08-30-2010, 03:13 PM   #4
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just sayin'



... and of course my best wishes to your rig during this trying time.
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Unread 08-30-2010, 03:16 PM   #5
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Turning off your engine when you hit that "puddle" and pulling your spark plugs would of saved your engine. If the guy estimates something in the thousands, it would be easier to swap out the engine with a junkyard engine.
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Unread 08-30-2010, 03:18 PM   #6
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Turning off your engine when you hit that "puddle" and pulling your spark plugs would of saved your engine. If the guy estimates something in the thousands, it would be easier to swap out the engine with a junkyard engine.
or a HEMI!

Maybe I'll go missing a deer and hit a 'puddle'.....I could definitely use a new 5.7VVT
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Unread 08-30-2010, 03:26 PM   #7
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I think I seen a complete 5.7L Hemi kit with the engine included for $3000-4000. That might of been for the TJ though.
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Unread 08-30-2010, 03:28 PM   #8
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I disagree that shutting off the engine and pulling the plugs may have saved the engine. The way I see it, the damage occurs as soon as the water enters the running engine. Things could have been made worse if you try to start it afterward, but the majority of the damage occurs as soon as the water gets into the cylinders.
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Unread 08-30-2010, 04:02 PM   #9
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One the downers with the 3.8L is that they break some serious stuff when you Hydrolock them. Most of the time an entire new engine is required.
The old 4.0L all you needed to do is pull the plugs, crank it over to blow the water out, change the oil, put the plugs back in and you're gone.

Next time you go "puddle" splashing, get a snorkel or at least walk it first.
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Unread 08-30-2010, 04:14 PM   #10
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One the downers with the 3.8L is that they break some serious stuff when you Hydrolock them. Most of the time an entire new engine is required.
The old 4.0L all you needed to do is pull the plugs, crank it over to blow the water out, change the oil, put the plugs back in and you're gone.

Next time you go "puddle" splashing, get a snorkel or at least walk it first.
Not if you're an idiot and test the theory at 4500 rpm Saw it happen to a kid bad day.................
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Unread 08-30-2010, 04:22 PM   #11
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... and of course my best wishes to your rig during this trying time.
Unfortunately, the only pic I have is when it was loaded onto the flatbed.

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Unread 08-30-2010, 05:30 PM   #12
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check the classifieds on jkowners.com i think i saw a motor there.
i have heard of someone going insurance for this, not sure how it worked out
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Unread 08-30-2010, 07:16 PM   #13
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it was right around 1000 bucks to get it fixed, i bent number 5 rod. i didnt even bother to go to the dealer because i knew they wouldnt fix it and i didnt want to screw up my lifetime warrenty. its also fun to call around to parts stores and say you need a rod and piston for a 2010 jeep, i had many oconfused comments on that one. i have since installed a river raider snorkel.


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Unread 08-30-2010, 07:20 PM   #14
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That is a great picture kking. Its like a trophy!
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Unread 08-30-2010, 07:25 PM   #15
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Check with AEV on the 3.8 if it comes to a new motor. I thought they were selling the takeouts for about $1500.00.
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