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Water in engine

Post by seano » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:35 am

Went for a drive yesterday arvo and got a bit bogged got out and then went though some deep water engine spluttered and stalled- no snorkle, restarted but ran rough until I gave it some revs and managed to get out of the hole with a bit of reversing and forwarding car seems to be running fine now, does anyone think I have damaged my engine- its a 2004 navara 3l turbo diesel.



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Post by Bullet » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:32 am

Hey seano,
there's a good chance you may have hydraulicly lock the engine with water which is very bad. this can cause bent conrods as you can't compress a liquid and somethings gota give. You might of been lucky and only had a small amount of water in the cylender and pushed it out the exhaust, but reving the engine isn't a good idea when this happens.
The only way to tell would be to get a compresion test done, but if its running fine now and not lacking in power you might have goten lucky.
Buy a snorkle mate, then there's no worry.

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Post by seano » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:48 pm

Yep definatly need a snorkel, thanks for the reply :smile:

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Post by Damian B » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:04 pm

Don't waste your money on a snorkel just buy a TOYOTA :cheers: :cheers: 8-) 8-)

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Post by Billster » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:57 pm

Hey Seano if it is running OK now you have most likely got away without any major damage.

Would pay to check/change your air filter as the water has most liklely soaked through that to get into your engine.
Wouldn't hurt to check/change your engine oil and filter and if you were in water that deep for any length of time your trans & axle oils as well, better to get any water out of these areas as soon as possible.

Some might think this excessive but I reckon oils are cheap compared to overhauling engines, gearboxs & diffs that blow up due to bearing failure from water intrusion.

The when you are finished doing that you should get a Toyota with a snorkle. :lol:

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Post by seano » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:14 pm

Thanks for the advice... am very happy with the Nissan though, had absolutly no problems mechanically with it at all -top truck. :mrgreen:

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Post by shadymad » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:00 pm

Make sure you water proof snorkel if u get one.Good for cleaner air
but aren't waterproof,most snorkel kits only have foam seals.

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Post by slapper1 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:47 pm

TOYOTA mmmm what are they ??? dont think i ever seen one of them
must be one of those cheap imports

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Post by Myst » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:22 am

slapper1 wrote:TOYOTA mmmm what are they ??? dont think i ever seen one of them
must be one of those cheap imports
LOL Slapper, they're the swanky looking thing towing the Nissans out of the poop!

BTW arent all the 4x4's imports?!
I'm having Deja Moo... the feeling that I've been through this bullsh*t before....

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Post by punter » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:16 am

What about the OKA????

http://www.oka.com.au/


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Post by sheps » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:19 pm

Myst wrote:
slapper1 wrote:TOYOTA mmmm what are they ??? dont think i ever seen one of them
must be one of those cheap imports
LOL Slapper, they're the swanky looking thing towing the Nissans out of the poop!

BTW arent all the 4x4's imports?!
come on fellas,everybody knows that if ya want a real 4wd ya need a suzuki. 8-)

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Post by cjgp » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:33 pm

Is that suzie wating patiently for the snatch strap to be attached? Im thinking the shadow I see on the sand there is thrown from a yota with previously prepared snatch strap. Or did the boat acutally push the suzuki from the water onto dry sand after the suzie was bogged there at low tide while the boat launched....

All those questions so little time..

Actually I used to use an old sierra on the sand hills at Newcastle, it was good for that stuff.

Gee we get off topic easy. No i think your motor is fine mate, it would have run rough immediatelly and kept running rough if you did damage

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Post by seano » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:32 am

Still running sweet ,thanks for all the advice.

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Post by seano » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:38 am

Went into Kerrys to get all the gear for a service and asked about a price for a snorkel , turns out I spent enough to get trade price for everything so the snorkel only cost $341 ! Cant complain :grin:

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Re: Water in engine

Post by Jungle » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:19 pm

Hi all,

Sitting at Emerald Springs having a beer as the water light has come on in my 2010 Hilux T/D.

Any one got a suggestion for a mechanic once I get it towed back to Darwin or other advice to be aware of?

Was gunna go fishing tomorrow...looks like that is out, but the schnitzel here is good.

Cheers,

Matt.

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