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Old 03-25-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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What to do after a rollover or side?

I have only been offroad a few times and not that I ever want to put it in its side or roll it but, I like to know what to do if it ever happens. First is obvious, get it right side up. I wondering can you just start it back up or do you have to wait a few min? I have read about what to do if you suck in water just want be prepared for worst case. Thanks

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:10 PM   #2
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First thing you should do is check for leaks, oil, fuel, and coolant. Then check all fluid levels and check your battery, if it's a regular lead acid battery it probably leaked battery acid. Depends on how long it was over or on its side, but pulling the plugs and making sure the cylinders aren't flooded with oil would be a good idea as well.

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First thing you should do is check for leaks, oil, fuel, and coolant. Then check all fluid levels and check your battery, if it's a regular lead acid battery it probably leaked battery acid. Depends on how long it was over or on its side, but pulling the plugs and making sure the cylinders aren't flooded with oil would be a good idea as well.
...then straight to the pub and tell everyone all about it!....over a jar or two of course..seriously Freeskiers called it.
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First thing you should do is check for leaks, oil, fuel, and coolant. Then check all fluid levels and check your battery, if it's a regular lead acid battery it probably leaked battery acid. Depends on how long it was over or on its side, but pulling the plugs and making sure the cylinders aren't flooded with oil would be a good idea as well.
Its mandatory you pull the plugs and crank the motor several times to disperse the oil that got into the cylinders, if you dont youll be walkin home and redoing the bottom end of the motor.
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Its mandatory you pull the plugs and crank the motor several times to disperse the oil that got into the cylinders, if you dont youll be walkin home and redoing the bottom end of the motor.
This ^ I first made sure it wouldnt start and pulled each plug one at a time and cranked it over..Most of the cylinders were empty, but I got a bunch out of one of them and as mentioned it can cause major damage if not done. Afterwards it fired right up and smoked like crazy for the first 10 miles or so, but fine ever since...

Also just recently had my vacuum termination canister out and it felt heavy...It had a decent amount of oil in it as well....
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Thanks for info always good to know what to do first than wait until after you mess something up and learn what you should have done.
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Thanks for info always good to know what to do first than wait until after you mess something up and learn what you should have done.
No problem, someone should learn from my mistake

BTW, when I said I made sure it wouldnt start, I meant I disabled it so that it wouldnt start on 5 cylinders...
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:52 PM   #8
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Ironic post since I rolled my TJ yesterday. Pulled the plugs and turned it over, replaced plugs and it runs like a champ. Only issue I am having is a small rattle in the tranny in 2nd and third gear. Wondering if tranny fluid leaked out when it was upside down.
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Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. Its pretty much like a rc car, just flip it upright and keep going

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