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sunk my truck in 5 ft of water

ok i was jsut cruisin along thru the water and boom dropped 41/2 feet into sum tractor tire ruts...... water just below my stereo...... so i get pulled out sucked in a **** load of water so i start pullin the plugs once i did that shot out like a gallon of swamp water.... now i got it all runnin but its still idling like **** atm went to wally world at like 2am this mornin and bought some sea foam and brake clean did the brake clean in the parkin lot and smoked all the people out lol and i plan on doin the sea foam tommorow yall think this will help o btw now my air bag light is on.... fun fun ****in night at south lake wales...
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ouch man that sucks! Hey i see your in the market for a new suspension in the future jsut so you know in a month im taking off my drop bracket suspension and it could be yours for the low low price of 100 bucks drop brackets and coils.
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lemme know =]
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if you sunk it that deep.....gut the interior, change ALL fluids(crankcase, axles, transmission, transfer case, brake fluid, coolant everything). It's highly possible you fried many of the electronics controlling your engine...your pcm. Fried your air-bag controller probably too. MAF, IAC, TPS,...any and all sensors could be comprimized.
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pics?
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pix or your lying! haha
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5' of water would be up to my cd player or so...and i'm on 7" and 35's...no 2" and 31's.
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This truck might be totaled!
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Was this by chance salt water?
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Sounds like a possible total loss.
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I wonder if it looked something like this:
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^^^^ what happened
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^^^^ what happened
That was just a pic i found from a new article. Apperantley he was driving along the beach in Alaska during low tide. He got stuck and the tide rises about 20ft in that area. So before he could get help the high tide came in and flooded the truck.

I was looking for a pic I had found before that I think was of a Taco that had the same thing happen to him except all you could see was about half of the roof.
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did you take dist. cap of and dry it out?

To tell if you got water in your oil just losen your drain plug enough for the oil to run thru the threads. You don't have remove it. The water will seperate and go straight to the bottom, so it'll be the first thing to come out.

Check your fuses on the airbag, really you should go thru the whole fuse box and check them all. You'll throw fuses before you burn up the electronics.

Another thing is let the truck idle, get it warmed up and let is just sit there and idle. It will help dry out anything under the hood.
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That was just a pic i found from a new article. Apperantley he was driving along the beach in Alaska during low tide. He got stuck and the tide rises about 20ft in that area. So before he could get help the high tide came in and flooded the truck.

I was looking for a pic I had found before that I think was of a Taco that had the same thing happen to him except all you could see was about half of the roof.
thats a Ford Superduty...
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Submariner....
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well i did sea foam in it today and cleared it up pretty good idles and dosent hesitate any more dried out the air bag plug under the seat(water was inside of the plug connectors? air bag light still on tho =[ but other then that she is all fine and dandy. i throwed down cat litter on the carpet to dry up the water and **** lol ya im red neck o well but shes runnin fine now the water was a little above the shifter on the floor but the front of my truck head lights and half way up the hood in water i really hit a deep hole... no pics i donbt think i dont have a camera ppl are uploading pics on myspace later so i will steal from them and put em on if i get any.
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thats a Ford Superduty...
Yes sir it was a F-250. The caption for the picture was Sheena Poe, left, comforts her husband, Ken Poe, Saturday night as the high tide claims the couple's 1999 Ford F-250 truck on the beach in Kenai. Ken Poe got the truck stuck following a drive on the beach and the 20-foot tide rose before he could get help. "I would have to say, don't go on the beach unless you know high tide," Poe said.
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Pics or it never happened!!!!




LOL just kidding. That sucks man but yeah if your gonna wheel in water make sure you check whats under it. Even still with mud check it. I never check the trails I go on but thats cause I know who goes there and the biggest truck in my town has 35's so its not a problem. Well couple guys got 44's but don't wheel.
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Thats why i like my old truck....

i've had it in where water was level with the hood, and nothing happened

i removed the stock airbox with an old school hot rod air cleaner so its not suckin air straight from the grill.


i had to replace ignition computer (19.95 at autozone) about a week later
because it would die randomly though...

You might want to invest in a snorkel if you want to ever do it again....along with waterproofing your electronics, then you could have some fun.
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