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Good luck man I hope for the best with the insurance!
Thanks a lot bro, Im hoping for the best as well.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:55 PM
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Re: Water in engine

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Damn man. Its amazing what water can do....

Yea i had no idea until afterward but the rod had twisted, snapped, and then ended up poking a hole through the oil wind-age tray and dented the oil pan
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Re: Water in engine

The problem with the wk/xk platform is the intake horn that goes to the front of the grill... if you go through water too fast it just funnles water into the air box. Note for the future... ALWAYS avoid large puddles, and if you must go through ALWAYS creep through, if your going above 2mph your going too fast! That is for any car, the second you start pushing the water instead of rolling through it is where you run into problems. Good luck, so long as you have full coverage, your insurance should cover it... YAY fresh longblock for you!
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Re: Water in engine

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The problem with the wk/xk platform is the intake horn that goes to the front of the grill... if you go through water too fast it just funnles water into the air box. Note for the future... ALWAYS avoid large puddles, and if you must go through ALWAYS creep through, if your going above 2mph your going too fast! That is for any car, the second you start pushing the water instead of rolling through it is where you run into problems. Good luck, so long as you have full coverage, your insurance should cover it... YAY fresh longblock for you!
And I always thought jeeps were known for water fording... Maybe only if your trail rated... http://www.jeep.com/trailrated/waterfording.html
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The problem with the wk/xk platform is the intake horn that goes to the front of the grill... if you go through water too fast it just funnles water into the air box. Note for the future... ALWAYS avoid large puddles, and if you must go through ALWAYS creep through, if your going above 2mph your going too fast! That is for any car, the second you start pushing the water instead of rolling through it is where you run into problems. Good luck, so long as you have full coverage, your insurance should cover it... YAY fresh longblock for you!
This is the problem I've noticed with a lot of Jeeps. I'm working on making a plastic intake tube with a U in it and a check valve at the bottom. That way I can hit water and puddles with speed (snorkels on the WJ look awful). Water will pool at the bottom and drain through the check valve.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:18 PM
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Re: Water in engine

WK is good to 18 inches at low speed in water.
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WK is good to 18 inches at low speed in water.
Exactly, key words being "low speed"
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Re: Water in engine

It will cost more to put a stock OEM motor in at the dealership vs a custom built 392/426!

I would look at this accident as having a silver lining or golden for that matter...put in a better engine.

As for a place that can do the work you need there is a excellent shop right down the road from you.

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It will cost more to put a stock OEM motor in at the dealership vs a custom built 392/426!

I would look at this accident as having a silver lining or golden for that matter...put in a better engine.

As for a place that can do the work you need there is a excellent shop right down the road from you.

Blue Collar Performance!

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Thanks alot for the shop, I had no idea there was anything back there. I actually towed it to a shop earlier today. This guy has done a lot of work for a family friend so thats the reason I went that route. As much as I would like to put a new custom engine, I dont think it will happen. My dads not into the performance or upgraded engines. All im doing now is waiting for the insurance company to go to the shop.
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Re: Water in engine

Good luck with your insurance. I work at a dealer and from past experience you will probably get one of 2 things if your insurance covers this. First and most likely,a junkyard motor. Second, and this seems to be getting more common,they total the jeep. Depending on the value of the jeep, the insurance company might not want the risk of it getting real expensive to fix. Usually they look for water under the carpet because if it gets inside,you will have electrical nightmares in the future as the wiring turns green. I have seen almost new cars totalled by driving in water.
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Re: Water in engine

Wow thanks for the heads up. I was expecting a reman. motor or a new one but idk yet. Hopefully I hear something within the next couple days about it. The good thing is i didn't get any water on the inside so my wires should all be dry still. Ill post once I hear something just in case anyone is curious.
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Re: Water in engine

Yeah please do, def want to see what ends up here. Sorry for your loss, hopefully you come out on top! Im also very confused of how other cars got through and you didnt. Even with 2 feet of water, I have blasted through many puddles of 2 feet and similar. I think someone at stock height w/ a stock airbox needs to literally go out, measure the height from the ground to the bottom of the air box opening (wherever water can get in at lowest point) Just to get an idea of exactly how deep a stock WK can go. Plus anytime approaching a puddle, its hard to tell how much water there actually is without getting up close but if other cars got through and with less ground clearance and lower air boxes, you'd think you could as you did.

I really cant see you being at fault here or being liable so one way or another insurance has to cover it Id think. As far as when it died, you hear anything odd when it shut down or just stalled? Not metal grinding/popping/screeching type sounds. Hopefully its just bent connecting rod and you can replace one/two and be back on the road. But if did any head/block damage which is very common, def looking at new motor Sorry again, hope everything works out, sad to see stuff like this.
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