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Old 11-22-2007
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sucked up water....

well i decided to go off roading last night, i was having a ****ty night and wanted to get my mind off what was going on.

i went to the spot i goto most of the time, it had alot more water then before..

so i pull into a deep rut and almost get stuck, fun.
then i hit a few more ruts and deep holes..

then theres a hugeee mud pit that i didn't see, and bam, i fly into it.
the truck stalls and i see steam coming from under the hood, at this point i knew i sucked up water or something bad...

i try to start the truck back up and it starts, but steam is pouring out of the exhaust and its running like ****.

i let it sit and idle for a min and pull out of the hole.


i know i shouldn't have been driving it but i had no choice, so i limped it home.
it was running fine, but the idle was kinda shaky.




im soo glad i put the "intake muffler" back on my truck, now i know what its for, it was full of water, so im going to assume thats what its for.

when i got home to my apt i took the intake off.
as soon as it was off i turned it to sit it on the ground and water goes pouring
allover.

im going to buy a stock intake on friday, no more k&n open filter.....



i hope my truck is ok, i know the 2.3L is a tank, we will see......
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Did it run smooth after you cleaned the water out? If not I'd pull the plugs and look for damage.

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Did it run smooth after you cleaned the water out? If not I'd pull the plugs and look for damage.

Rich
im not sure, the intake is sitting here drying.
i could go put the intake back on without the filter to check.
the filter is soaked, so im kinda sol.
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ok i put the maf and intake tube back on, it still has the crappy idle.

the CEL did come on, code 302 (cyl 2 misfire).

i hope the coil is wet or something...

it seems to run fine, other then the idle..


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Doesn't sound like you really killed anything. Remember useing seafoam does the exact same thing except with a little less volume and no dirt. I'd say this is a combination of dirty idle components and maybe a dirty plug?
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I dont think the water will have any long lasting effects on the engine. I got hydro locked once before and I just kept driving it until it eventually cleared up. Actually ran a little better after the fact.
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Old 11-27-2007
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ok well i cleaned the MAF and checked the compression in cyl2 i only got 90psi..
the plug seemed fine, it had a normal grayish white color on the end.
this is all the testing i have had time todo.

i cleared the cel for the cyl2 misfire and it came back a few days later.
the truck runs, but it shakes really bad at idle, my dad said i probably bent a connecting rod or something.

whats the normal psi for the 2.3 lima?
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