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Old 05-07-2013, 10:54 AM   #61
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Good point, Except water can cause shorts, knock wires loose, splash up into the intake, etc. not as big of a risk but still exists. Evidence is what the OP is now dealing with.
Water isn't conductive, it's the crap that's in it and your vehicle that causes it to be. Read: dust, salt, etc. If you're just talking the engine bay, provided the ecu is watertight, the rest of the connections should have no issues due to their distance from each other and the lack of ability for the water to pass any current. I'd personally only worry about water in the intake.

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Old 05-07-2013, 10:55 AM   #62
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Never said the opposite, and that wasn't the point I was making. The point I was trying to make was fording that kind of water, or even water much shallower than that, at the kind of speed to make it "shoot out of the flares like geysers" as the OP said can certainly cause problems.

I'd have a lot less fun if I lived in that sort of fear.

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Old 05-07-2013, 10:57 AM   #63
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Sorry about your bad luck man but if I were you I would be looking for a local shop or if need be another stealer.. Seems like every time it is in the stealers hands something else is wrong/broke or need replacing.
I had a Toyota PU years ago that came with warranty and took it in one time for something minor. Stealer told me I needed other stuff that was bad. Little did they know a week before those parts were all replaced by me . Just looking for money and told them to piss off and left. Tried to call me later that day to say they made a mistake-LOL.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:12 AM   #64
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Water isn't conductive, it's the crap that's in it and your vehicle that causes it to be. Read: dust, salt, etc. If you're just talking the engine bay, provided the ecu is watertight, the rest of the connections should have no issues due to their distance from each other and the lack of ability for the water to pass any current. I'd personally only worry about water in the intake.
Thanks for the physics lesson, but I know water splashing like that can easy pug a wire into a sharp area aka fan, feder edges, hot parts of motor, especially with how some people run accessory wires for lights winches etc. once the insulation is compromised, it's easy for a wire to touch a metal part and cause issues etc. sure it doesn't happen every time, but eventually it will happen. Water also causes rust etc on exposed metal parts. Yes it's not a huge deal, especially if you maintain your vehicle. But there is risk and driving like an idiot through a puddle isn't worth the potential damage. If your into mud, water proof your junk some more. Also while we're in the subject of water fording, consider the diffs tcase trans etc, their limits, and the position of the breather holes. I'm not against mudding or puddle splashing or whatever your into. Personally I tried it and hate it and the damage it can cause. If your into it, prepare your vehicle according. I would rather put good, specific info on the risks of this behavior out there than just say " downy worry about anything but your intake" because some serious guys may want to address all the issues and completely water proof their rig. That's all I'm really getting at. Yes the intake is the major concern. But others exist as well.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:43 AM   #65
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I'd have a lot less fun if I lived in that sort of fear.
I'm not saying the first time you splash in water you'll instantly be dead, but after wasting time on the trail chasing issues with water getting into places, it's convincing enough for me to not bother. Plus, it's just not my kind of fun.

The point I'm making is simple; if you splash water where it shouldn't be you're going to have a bad time. There is no mystery, it's just dead simple common sense.

I'll take big rocks over splashing in puddles any day, but to each his own.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:45 AM   #66
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Just get a can of flex seal. That stuff allows you to make a boat out of an S-10 or put a screen door in the bottom of your John boat. LOL!!!!
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:23 PM   #67
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Luckily your warranty covers... bet it's some connection somewhere that has failed and is causing your ECU to go pop.
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The problem was an ignition coil causing high voltage to backfeed into the PCM and make it go pop.
Got her back and she's running great. Been cruzin around today topless enjoyin it. Hopefully the only requests I'll be making in the future on the forum will be mods and upgrades.

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Old 05-14-2013, 04:53 PM   #68
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My advice, check the forum out google whatever problems you're having before taking it to the stealership. I had the same issue when i bought my Jeep, also first Jeep. No chime.checked the forum and after a 5 minute search through my tool box i had it fixed. Jeeps are great and easy to work on.they break a lot but that's why they are YOUR Jeep.because you spend so much time working on them. That's part of the fun too.

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