So I went for a bit of a drive the other night (on a major road), when it had finished ****ing down. Came across a puddle...no dramas... then another puddle. Couldnt see the curb..or the road so I tried to stay behind the crest but unfortuently this puddle was about 100 meters long and caused water to come up on the front windscreen. So the engine became literally flooded. Managed to coast out of it though, and got it home with the help of some wd-40 (and a few other people too). So now the preliminary sea trials are complete, does anyone know what should be replaced/fixed/oiled? The air filter had to come out because it bacame paper mache. The headlights are drying, i gave everything another spray (leads, sparks, battery). She starts up fine, but my worry is that there are sensors everywhere that would of got wet. Any advice/suggestions?
sounds like you done all the right things. just check your oil for milkiness(or signs of water in there), very unlikely water would of got in there but better to be safe
clean the air intake with ethanol (to evaporate water) and also clean the throttle body. Drop the oil and change it then run it for a little - then change it again to ensure that no water is in the sump.Also run a oil treatment to make sure that the oil gets up everywhere. Run a fuel treatment and cylinder lube to make sure that the heads etc are dry.
For the electrics get a silicone spray (i think thats what its called) you get it from dick smith and it drys out any solering etc.
mainly just common sense stuff
where was this big puddle? ill make sure not to drive anywhere near there. hope the engine survives
It was in rockingham after the storms on saturday. It caught a few people out, so at least I wasn't the only fool stuck with wet feet.
Thanks for the replies naf33n and Classifi3d Calais. No milkiness, but i changed the oil just to be safe. There was a sensor just above the air filter and I am pretty certain this got wet. A) what does it do and B) how can I test if it still working? I did a fault diagnosis and no errors were reported.
thats the air temperature sensor. let it dry out, it should be fine
Thanks classifi3d, your a legend.
Did you know how deep it was before you enter?? Seriously I would bring my car anywhere neat that!!