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Massive Flooding.

So, its been raining for the last two days, some Ohio people might know this, Morris might too.
I had to come home from work early because of the water in my basement. Yuck.
While coming home, I went thru some water and all of a sudden my ABS light shuts off (its rare that it does that...) and my brakes got super spongy.
I get the truck home somehow (pressing the pedal anything over half pedal causes the front wheels to go nuts, like jerking back and forth and when i took the cap of the master cylinder to check the brake fluid, it was barely on there. Could water have gotten into my brake fluid? I'm gonna take it for a drive and grab some pics, so we'll see how it acts this time out, but anyone got any ideas?
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Idk how water would get in there
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Maybe the sensor went bad.

As for the rain, I'm hating it. It's rained like three days straight. Fml.
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Rain and floods all over here too. Sun showed its face today, but rain is rolling in now. Kristy left my window down on D. Now I have to drive the Jeep with no windshield seal. Its been an adventure...
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Idk how water would get in there
Brake fluid is hygroscopic. It will absorb moisture from the atmosphere.
That's why service manuals state to not use leftover brake fluid from an open container.
A loose cap means the system wasn't sealed , for how long ?
No telling how much water the fluid absorbed.
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Its been raining alot here. I think almost the whole state is or was under a flood watch. Now it turned to snow which is to me better than rain.
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Brake fluid is hygroscopic. It will absorb moisture from the atmosphere.
That's why service manuals state to not use leftover brake fluid from an open container.
A loose cap means the system wasn't sealed , for how long ?
No telling how much water the fluid absorbed.
I'm gussing about 25 minutes or so. I checked it last week and it was tight.
it was also a bit low? I added some more, went for a drive and the pedal is still spongy as all hell.

heres some pictures.
Entrance to the Sub that i live behind, Note: There is a ditch apporx by the cattails.


Other retention pond by my house, this is probably the highest i've seen it in a long time.


There is another pond across from the one, they're meeting in the middle.
I hopped up on that curb and made a U turn, It was up to the top of my wheel.


This is the Huron River. It usually about 4-5 feet below those trees on the other side.
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i say do a full flush of your brakes and see what happens
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i say do a full flush of your brakes and see what happens
Yea, do it for me? lol. I don't have time to do it during the week.
this weekend i need to do a few things to my truck, i'll just add that to the list.
Timing chain gasket.
New plug wires
Rear diff fluid.
Brake bleed

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Yea, do it for me? lol. I don't have time to do it during the week.
this weekend i need to do a few things to my truck, i'll just add that to the list.
Timing chain gasket.
New plug wires
Rear diff fluid.
Brake bleed
wow lol...and those pics look like around my place during lee
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Sounds like a good excuse to get a bigger lift, bigger wheels and bigger tires.
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Sounds like a good excuse to get a bigger lift, bigger wheels and bigger tires.
sounds like a good excuse to get a new truck.
"Honey, I think its finally time for a new one"
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i'm taking these photos close to your residence as a challenge to find where you live. annnd challenge accepted.

be careful what you put on the internet!
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i'm taking these photos close to your residence as a challenge to find where you live. annnd challenge accepted.

be careful what you put on the internet!
your not going to.
I'll admit, the .exif data is still in there, i think. I'm not too sure.
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oh nice tip! it looks like r-f converted it to an attachment so i lost that information...

you threw me for a loop taking pics on both sides of town but i'm getting close! haha. might have to send in a recon drone to pipoint your location a little better.
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he'll do it alex...he's done it to me already lol
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oh nice tip! it looks like r-f converted it to an attachment so i lost that information...

you threw me for a loop taking pics on both sides of town but i'm getting close! haha. might have to send in a recon drone to pipoint your location a little better.
3 sides of town. I actually give you a big hint with the name of the River.
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yeah that helped find the location of that picture but got me further from your house. you don't live on the river.

also... do you have an above ground pool?
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yeah that helped find the location of that picture but got me further from your house. you don't live on the river.

also... do you have an above ground pool?
This is where it gets harder. The house in Google maps where my truck is parked, is my moms house. I don't live there anymore. however i live in the same town.
to answer your question, yes My moms house has an above ground pool.
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Aw you tricked me.
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Aw you tricked me.
I told you upfront you weren't gonna find it. I took the pictures as i was leaving my moms place to make sure her basement didn't flood.
I will however give you a hint. The dirt road was the first picture i took. River was the last.
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Yeah I found where all the pictures were taken haha. I had plenty of landmarks to look at, river, bridge, plus your towns small anyway.
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Yeah I found where all the pictures were taken haha. I had plenty of landmarks to look at, river, bridge, plus your towns small anyway.
3k people and counting.
you just use google maps?
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And my mind. Cognitive skills haha. Or whatever.
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And my mind. Cognitive skills haha. Or whatever.
Ladies and Gentlemen, This brings me to my next point. Don't smoke crack.
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