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MyFocusIsSlow 10-22-2003 12:23 AM

HELP flooding problem!!
Hey I just drove through a 2 foot puddle and my car died. I don't know how to fix it. It won't start and I have an AEM cold air intake that runs to the bottom of the engine compartment by the left fog light. I think it sucked in too much water!! PLEASE HELP!!!

oracleguy 10-22-2003 12:34 AM

Well, I can't tell you specifically how to fix it but I believe it isn't good.

I can tell you how to prevent it in the future, you need to get a bypass valve.

Something like:
(I don't know this place it is just the first result in google, but the part shouldn't be hard to come by from more known sources.)

1turbofocus 10-22-2003 07:53 AM

Pull the plugs and do a compression test,Also look at the plugs and see if they are wet or rusty showing that there was water in the Cyl

Look in the plug holes and make sure there is no water in there before you pull the plugs also look at the plug wires and make sure there in no water in the coil or the plug wire boots


Lil PZEV 10-22-2003 07:53 PM

I don't know if you tried what Tom said but I'll share a tip the tow driver told me when my Mustang died. Granted it hadn't rained for about 3 weeks, and I sure didn't try this because it sounded weird to me.. so if anyone knows if this works, could ya respond? The guy asked me if I had tried starting the car with my foot on the gas. I thought he meant brake and said "Yea, I always do out of habit" and he gave me a look like [8] and then I realized he musta said something different. Forget why he said it could work... but it could help?? Again, try at your own risk...

Kicknzx3 10-23-2003 09:14 AM

pull the plugs and crank the motor over to see if any water will come out, drain the oil soon as possible, and if possible, drop the oilpan...last thing you want is to bend a con-rod from hydrolock

Zarelli6 10-23-2003 01:54 PM

KICKN !!! your back?

yep i think you inhaled some water there...

focus 10-23-2003 02:25 PM

Changing the oil is the first thing you should do.

CowsGoMoo 10-23-2003 03:02 PM

change the oil atleast twice, if not three times, too.

avengerc4 10-23-2003 03:35 PM

ewww...sorry bud I saw someone do that in their car and one of my friends did it also... anyways he changed the oil and checked spark plugs and everything else everyone b4 this said...good luck and be careful! :)

Kicknzx3 10-23-2003 04:09 PM


Originally posted by CowsGoMoo
change the oil atleast twice, if not three times, too.
there is no reason for that..most of the water turns to mist and after the original oil change only a tad will be left. thats just waiting your time and money.

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