Yeah my phone went down with the ship. I'll see what I can do.
^^^this.....might want to look at dropping the entire oil pan. Water runs down hill so maybe whatever got into the engine may come out through the bottom of the engine.....couldn't hurt anyway. Definitely open the airbox and then disconnect the tube leading to the engine to see if water is in the tube....might be a great indicator on whether or not water went into the engine!
Once you get it all taken care of, put on the Smilin Bob breather extension kit for your Diffs, T-Case, etc up to the airbox then snorkel it Captain U-Boat!
I don't think a snorkel would of helped in this situation. But it did have breather extensions on it.
Im pretty sure this jeep is going to be problamatic for the rest of its life. Between electrical and drivetrain wise. I dont think your going to get rid of all the moisture/water. Without full tear downs and/or replacements.
Time for a 4bt swap?
Well a 4bt swap and dana 60 are in the works so I'm not planning on sticking with the stock drivetrain. But I think these just got moved up on the list.
im gonna guess you will need new electronics, even though you turned it off, the batt was still connected so the computers still had power to them when submerged. def pull the spark plugs when you turn it over for the first time. What about making a makeshift tent or somekind of enclouser to put the jeep in and put a few de-humidifiers in there, id prob put one in the jeep to with the doors/top on/closed ( i did this to dry out my seats/carpets once). You maybe able to claim this on insurance if it goes bad and does need all new electronics, although im not completly sure if stupid wheeling tricks is covered by your insurance.
Could be a good idea It's outside now to dry out but I'll get it into a garage today.
Originally Posted by Goodysgotacuda
Be certain to go through all the fuses and check for any shorted. Remember which ones were blown as well. Good luck with firing it up. I'd be tempted to see what my insurance would do first. You are 19? Sure hope you paid for that sucker!
I'll be paying for this thing the rest of my life. I'm not really into calling insurance to have them say it's totaled. I'm really glad I don't have a wife or kids so I can afford to fix this with the money I save .
wow that sucks. i play in the water allot and I've had a couple of pucker moments when my jeep started to float away. that being said there was always a bunch of people there to help pull me out before i sank. I've had the entire engine under water many times and no ill effects. i think the bad part is that your jeep sat under water for a while. along with your recommendations i would pull all the fuses and blow the fuse box clean, put dielectric grease on all the connections. other wise i think you will be chasing shorts for a long time.i would think the box that reads the code from the key to allow it to start as well as the rest of the electronics in the dash are toast. sometimes the best backup plan is to just pull the tag off the jeep and catch a ride home.
I'm kinda assuming everything is dead
Could of worked but too many people knew about it too fast.
I wouldnt even try to fix it.
Where would be the fun in that?