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Gold Rush Toyota Hilux flooded, making me mad

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by toyota4wd, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Feb 18, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    toyota4wd [OP] Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2012
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    OME 887s Dakar Leafs, SPC UCAs, Spidertrax wheel spacers, Kenwood touchscreen, diff breather mod, Magnaflow 22in. muffler, AFE Pro dry S air filter, secondary charcoal filter delete. Soon to come Warn M8000 winch on a a Westin winch trey, full retros with demon eyes
    So I happened to see some of the gold rush guys, now in South America on TV. I don't really follow them but this episode left me wondering. They've got a Toyota Hilux diesel, and a guy jumped in it to take off and get some parts. Long story short he sinks it in a flooded creek, the front emblem was almost underwater. After getting it pulled out and going on about how the electronics will be ruined if it stays in there too long, they call down the mechanic. The whole engine was full of water, oil level higher, soaking wet air cleaner, I guess they didn't have a snorkel. The mechanic looks at the watery oil and the wet air filter(at least thats all they showed on camera)
    and called it done for. They towed it back to base. They were calling the engine basically a lost cause and ruined. But really??? I mean pop out the glow plugs spin it over and get the water out, change the oil and let the whole thing dry out, see if there's water in the fuel system, and deal with that but the engines certainly not toast. What do you guys think? He shut it off before the pistons actually tried to compress any water... why would it even be phazed after a good fluid flush and every thing like that... those engines are indestructible. I guess they probably did it all for the camera and probably got it running again..:cool:
  2. Feb 18, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Guerrilla Smurf it.

    Apr 24, 2013
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    Coast to Coast
    El' Black 13 DCSB 4x4
    Yosemite Sam "Back Off" Mud Flaps, Flint Sparkle Curb Protectors , Persian Rug floor liners, Salt water crocodile skin seat covers "with head on head rest, that's battery operated and shakes side to side when you sit down (Like it's tearing your head off) Also piece of the tail on passenger side seat that flops back n forth controled via an old Atari joystick mounted on the console (for the ladies) " All four Flipper claw feet remain on skin (one set at your shoulders other at waist and cradle hug you into the seat buckets, Three Diamond stitched Silk Snow Leopard print throw pillows from Bangladesh , Chameleon Glitter tint and more to come, so check back for updates.
    TV drama, The End.
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