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Old 05-11-2003, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Put the Junk on its side today

On the way home from town i desided to go play in a rock pile near the lake. Did the norml lines and tried somethin differant, got rejected and went to back out, got the passanger rear tire up on a rock that my suspension couldnt handle, ended up on my driver side. The biggest bummer of the whole thing is i just turned in my throw away camera so no pics. Wrapped my winch around a big rock and dragged it back onto all four.

my question, i ended up driving home sense i didnt have tools on me, it stopped smoking, should i pull the plugs and crank it over to clear it out more, change the oil, or what. any input would be good
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Old 05-11-2003, 02:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If it's running, then the motor didn't hydro-lock on motor oil in the cylinders, so pulling the plugs wouldn't accomplish anything.

Both times I've been over (neither more than 5 minutes) I just let it sit rubber-side-down for a minute to drain the oil back into the pan, and it fired right up. Check the oil level, and add any if it's low. Same with the diffs and t-case. My Toy's T-case leaks like an SOB when it's sideways.
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Old 05-11-2003, 02:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If it started and runs it's OK.
Check your motor mounts.
If you go over very hard the stock mounts will pull apart.
Is usually causes the clutch fan to hit the shroud, and will over heat at low speeds.

If you ever go over again, and don't have tools; do as TNTtoy says, and when you go to start it, just barely bump the starter several times to make sure it's not hydro locked. If the starter barely grunts or the motor doesn't turn over. Stop and go get a plug wrench.

I drove mine over on it's side this weekend running Cracker Hill.
The hood never made it to 90-degrees (probably around 60), but the top was grinding on the side and the motor wasn't running very well.
I'll have some pics later in the week.
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Old 05-11-2003, 02:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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sweet, ya it was on its side for quite awhile. So just top off fluids?


Thanks for the heads up on the motor mounts, i'll go check them out. I went over very easily, but i was sitting a full 90* over.
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