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Old 09-11-2011
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Almost hydrolocked engine

Well i hit a hole today while mudding and my truck stopped dead in its tracks. We pulled it out and did the usual. Pull intake and clean it, pull plugs and crank it over.

My battery is ruined but we got it back to my house under its own power. We lost one plug so it missed the whole way.

My question is, what should i do now?
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Pray?
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you can try to drain the oil take the oil form your catch poor it through again do the same with the coolant, let it sit for 24 hours. pull plugs blow out with air. pull intake system let it sit for 24 hours.
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replace all fluids
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Coolant/Oil Change. If it drove under its own power without any major noises or stuff like that. You didn't hydrolock it. Just keep an eye on it for a week.
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Yeah fluids, to include trans transfer case diffs and power steering. Also airing out helps. Clean the MAF as well as unhook the main engine plugs and spray wd40 on them. Its tedious but it helps a lot
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New plugs, and a battery and it fired right up. No sounds or odd vibarations. Gonna change oil tomorrow, is there any problem with driving it tomorrow with the possibility of water in the oil?
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Id play that one by how the oil looks. The worse it looks the worse an idea it is. So use judgement
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its just looks like used oil, darker than it should. But not milky or anything
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Good thing it wasnt worse.

Did you change any of your other fluids?
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I am changing coolant tomorrow, i wasnt submerged in water or anything. It just shut off and within 2 or 3 minutes i was pulled out so i think the diff's are okay. I donno about the tranny fluid. Do you guys think i should change it?
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If it were mine I wouldn't unless it was under water, its the same as water splashing on it
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It shifted fine the night of and when i drove it up the road and back today. i think ill be fine with just changing oil, coolant and power steering
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oil , coolant, and air filter changed. I didnt have as much power today as i think i normally do. Hopefully this fix's it
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