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240sx 09-27-2010 10:19 AM

newbie help!!!
i bought a 1987 yj with a few mods. The other day i tried to cross a creek and it was a river.4 hours later a tow truck to pulled me out. truck sat submerged the whole time. I drained the water out of the oil pan and im sure there is going to be alot more in the manual trans,transfer case and diffs. any ideas on how to get all this water out of the places it shouldnt have gone?

Ibuildembig 09-27-2010 10:39 AM

Had that happen 2 years ago to my brother in laws 57 chevy. Water came up for the 100 year flood and he was out of town. What we did was drain everything that had oil or grease in it. We then pulled the air cleaner off and blew out the carburator with an air hose, then pulled all the spark plugs and spun the engine over a few times to pump the water out of the cylinders. We squirted some tranny fluid down each cylinder before replacing the plugs and spun the engine over a few more times. Then all we had to do was replace all the fluids and give it a try. Its been fine for 2 years, but we have had wiring challenges and you will too if it got up that high.

94socalkrawler 09-27-2010 10:40 AM

I would go through the entire jeep fluids drain the tranny, tc, axles, radiator fluid and you already did the oil. I would recomend to go out and get the haneys manual for the jeep and it should have all the drain plug for everything on your jeep. Was the entire motor submerged to if so check air filter and if you have FI the you TB and injectors and all wiring associated to your jeep. Just my 0.02

240sx 09-27-2010 11:10 AM

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50$ of gas i drained and is garbage. the entire motor was not submerged if i can figure out how to post a pic i will. its got a carb but it never got water in thank you god. i pulled the plugs and spun motor but i didn't put in tranny fluid... any ideas how to get the waste oil/water residue out of everything after its all drained?? and i dont know about the wires yet.

Ibuildembig 09-27-2010 11:13 AM

We cleaned everything out with kerosene. That's a good pic btw :)

240sx 09-27-2010 11:21 AM

thank you. but i do wish i didn't have the opportunity to take it..

Garyk 09-27-2010 03:07 PM

Drain everything that was under water and add new fluids. Change the oil filter and new oil and run till hot, drain again. It may be a good idea to squirt some oil in each cylinder prior to firing up the first time. You will be able to tell if you still have moisture in crankcase by checking the filler cap, it will condense on it. You might have to drain and refill a couple of times to be safe.

Kohrs93 09-27-2010 07:33 PM

He chadwicked it!

Jeeep 09-27-2010 08:31 PM


Originally Posted by Kohrs93 (Post 791116)
He chadwicked it!

Thats the first thing that came to my mind when i saw this post! haha

240sx 09-28-2010 09:52 AM

whats chadwicked?

240sx 09-28-2010 11:10 AM

i looked up this chadwick and i found out he and i had similar events. i also was with my gf and it was our second time out in the truck. and i also thought it was a little pond crossing. what i didnt know was, it was 50inchs deep and tarish colored sinking mud.. still trying to clean this out. i have a house heater running in the truck for 3 days to dry it out. When the tow truck pulled her out there was 5 sunfish in behind the back seat.

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