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 Post subject: Re: revive after water seize
Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:46 pm 
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EFNA wrote:
one of the work utes BFII got flooded in 1m of water couple of days ago and the engine has seized, would it be possible to bring the engine back to life?


No one has asked this yet I dont think, but was the motor running when the water went in or was it parked and the water rose around it and just filled up from being under a metre of water? If its the later, pull the plugs and turn it over, it might well be fine. Id guess thered be a few things wrong with it though. If it were running when it went under id say its fooked. I wouldnt want to be the owner in a few yrs time when the rust issues begin...
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 Post subject: Re: revive after water seize
Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:24 am 
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dazza027 wrote:
EFNA wrote:
one of the work utes BFII got flooded in 1m of water couple of days ago and the engine has seized, would it be possible to bring the engine back to life?


No one has asked this yet I dont think, but was the motor running when the water went in ...

EFNA wrote:
well as far as i know its been driven into a deep puddle and died in the middle of it, water in the diff and box too. can get eng n trans for free but not interested in boat anchor, only info i can get at the moment is that its seized and there just gonna replace it


Read the post Dazza was running
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 Post subject: Re: revive after water seize
Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:20 am 
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imo as long as it wasnt at any hard throttle or higher than average rpm when it took on water it will more than likely be ok..
the engine may have stalled/sufficated before any major hydrolok damage was done??
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 Post subject: Re: revive after water seize
Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:26 pm 
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My Au swallowed water once, it did go on to make nearly 160 rwkw. When that motor came out it had a bent rod in cyl 6. Pull the plugs, inject some oil into the cylinders and just turn the key.

After all if you can get a new motor for nothing what's the harm in trying?

 

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 Post subject: Re: revive after water seize
Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:44 pm 
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pretty amazeing the power of water, i saw the results of a bloke drilling holes in his air filter and then his engine copping a gut full of water after he washed his car, the damaged conrods were bent in an s shape, but they all bend in their own way,check this link.
http://www.corksport.com/blog/hydrolock/
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 Post subject: Re: revive after water seize
Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:57 pm 
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mik46 wrote:
pretty amazeing the power of water


lol yeah,

Water doesn't compress, so when the compression stroke comes along something has to give. Usually ends up as a bent rod.

 

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 Post subject: Re: revive after water seize
Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:39 pm 
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If it's not seized then check the compression carefully on every cylinder. If they are very close in figure then the rods are probably ok. You could always drop the sump and look inside. I would likely clean it all out very thoroughly with diesel before refilling the oil etc. If you don't want it I might get excited about the Fairmont wagon again if It had DOHC power.

 

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