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Old 08-26-2018, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Drying out swamped Rig

I was crossing a creek I've crossed many times before so I didn't pay attention to where people were going accross, needless to say I hit a deep hole and got stuck. My distributor ended up getting wet and the engine died before I could get it winched out. Two 8,000 lb winches and about 20 min later we were out. I checked the air filter, it was dry, no water in the oil, changed the tranny fluid and drained about a gallon of fuel out of the tank before it would fire up. I drove most the way back to the trailhead before it died, probably needs a fuel filter. I was able to drive to it with my dually truck and towed it home. It's now drying out in my shop. Any tips on drying this pig out? I plan on changing the diff fluid and t-case fluid. I need a starter or at least new contacts. Should I pull the ecu? Or would it run if it got wet? Wil the carpet dry in place or will it need to be pulled to dry out?



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My buddy completely swamped his ~92 mr2. The only thing he actually changed besides fluids, was the ecu and the radio.

However, it had wierd little electrical issues after that.
@Wilson swamped his 80 years ago, maybe he'll chime in with more specific info.
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Pull your interior and give it a good hosing with clean water and let it dry
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Those tin cased ECU's can often be opened. Open it up and put in in some rice and the rice will draw moisture from it. My Toyota ECU's were never a issue if they got wet though.
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Swamped mine up to the water mark on the window!!! Even the radio was under water and still playing!!!
Drained all fluids...
Shop vac’d the water out....
Pulled the gas tank to empty that...(went into the water with 1/4 tank... came out full)
Propped the carpet up where I could to help air circulate!!
No problems that I know of!!!



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