Well, i think im gonna make it into an issue of fourwheeler in the near future. (And NO, thats not a good thing!)
Me, Steve (86convert4wd), Joe (91FordTough), and a couple other guys on quads went out fourwheelin earlier today. All was going well, until we found this water hole to play in. Well, me and Steve were zipping around it, throwin mud and water everywhere, but that became a little easy. SO, naturally, i had to do the stupid thing, and try to cross it.
I got about 80' in, maybe a little more, when it started to get a little deep. Actually, thats an understatement! Then i got stuck. Big problem!!!!!! So now im stuck here, way out of reach of any of our tow straps. Suddenly, water starts coming in! AHHHH!!!!!!! It must have been quite amusing to see me climb up onto my roof to see me call for a strap, and fast!!! Steve decided to go in after me, but only got halfway to me before he got stuck, too. So Joe rides his quad out to go get his truck to pull us out.
To make a long story short, the water was beyond cold (im not sure how it wasnt frozen! [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]), and my hitch was under water (alot of water). I was tied to Steve, and Steve was tied to Joe. This setup only worked to get me out by about 3-4', and then Joe just couldnt pull anymore. It ends with a second tow truck, this one a wrecker, pulling out both me and Steve at the same time. This was about 4 hours ago, and the truck is still dripping! [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] Needless to say, i took on a little bit of water. Fortunately, the driverside was higher than the passenger side, cause i was in water up to my glovebox!!!!!! The driverside was up to the parking brake pedal.
Now, to the point of this post. Im gonna be doing alot of reading tonight, but what are some things important things i need to do? The vent lines were all up behind the master cylinder, which was dry, but im gonna check all my fluids tomorrow anyway, and most likely change all of them, too. the electric is all fine, and everything seems to work, but my battery is a little low on juice now. The distributor is dry by now, but it certainly wasnt earlier. Im gonna go over the ignition system tomorrow, and see if everything is ok. I think the pcm is still ok, cause all my lights work, and all the idiots light do their normal thing when i cycle through the key positions. There was alot of water in my exhaust, most likely cause it sat under water for an hour or so while we waited for a wrecker, so im gonna pull most of it, and see what i can get out of it. Im expecting to find some majorly clogged cats, so i might end up pulling most of the exhaust off.
And of course, the entire interior needs to be removed and thoroughly cleaned and dried out.
So, tell me......do you think i should start looking for another engine?