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sucked some water up my intake

so i sucked a little bit of water in my intake and hydrolocked my motor.its a 2008 jeep wrangler with 100k miles. i was wondering what the best way to go about fixing this is. im new to the fourm and any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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Buy another motor. All the things spinning and then they suddenly stop causes bad things to happen on the inside of a motor.

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Call one of the Hemi/LS motor conversion companies - they have plenty of take out motors you could likely buy for less than your local pick and pull. And way less than fixing your current motor if any serious damage happened.
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Buy another motor. All the things spinning and then they suddenly stop causes bad things to happen on the inside of a motor.
having hydrolocked a 650 twin cylinder engine on an ATV i can attest to this. bent parts, broken rings, ect

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This one time, I totally tried to compress water with a 4.0L Ford.

...and guess what? Water does not compress very well. I saved one of the pistons/rods to remind myself in case I forget.

note the twisted connecting rod and the nice tone of lizard-belly-blue around the wrist pin.







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How much is a "little bit" water?

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I've never noticed a color change on bent conrods before...is that normal? Is there a rapid temperature change or something going on there?

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I've never noticed a color change on bent conrods before...is that normal? Is there a rapid temperature change or something going on there?
not sure. only the most badly bent rods showed this. I just nabbed this one (back in 1991) it was the worst.

FWIW, the motor was hot - we had just arrived after a 3 hour drive up to the mountains.
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I've never noticed a color change on bent conrods before...is that normal? Is there a rapid temperature change or something going on there?
The color on the rods is from installing the wrist pin. You heat the small end of the rod in a rod heater, when it's hot enough you quickly put it in place on the piston and push the pin in. A few seconds and the rod cools, the end shrinks back to normal size and the pin is installed. I've put hundreds of wrist pins in that way. The other method of installing wrist pins is to put them in a press. I've done a lot that way too, but if anything goes wrong you destroy the piston.

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so i sucked a little bit of water in my intake and hydrolocked my motor.its a 2008 jeep wrangler with 100k miles. i was wondering what the best way to go about fixing this is. im new to the fourm and any help would be greatly appreciated!!
If you have full coverage insurance you should try filing a claim with them. Depending on where it happened (If you can claim a road hazard) and your coverage, it may be covered.

There are a couple of back roads in Big Bear area that cross water. I had a friend that hydro locked his motor trying to cross the water (at high speed)and destroyed his motor. His insurance too care of it. He was in a Subaru. It had the intake at the front of the car right below the hood and took in the water nicely! He claimed road hazard.

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Makes sense, thanks!

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If you have full coverage insurance you should try filing a claim with them. Depending on where it happened (If you can claim a road hazard) and your coverage, it may be covered.
Good luck with that. Been there. Done that too. Farmers kicked it to the curb.
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