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Hydrolocked

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by NavyNate06, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Sep 22, 2008 at 6:55 AM
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    NavyNate06

    NavyNate06 [OP] yeah i fix F/A-18s

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    :(:(:(

    so i broke my one rule that i never ever ever freaking break. i went though water that i couldn't see the bottom of. well...it was deeper than i thought and i hydrolocked my engine. if that wasn't enough, we pulled the plugs and got it turning over. reinstalled the plugs and got it running but it was knocking really really badly. i thought it was lifter knock but as i was driving back to the trail entrance. BANG, WHAP WHAP WHAP. threw a rod. got out, cried, kicked dirt, yelled profanities and picked up the peices we could find, and towed it home.

    so now i have a new engine on the way and the old one is sitting on the deck. the damage was a lot worse than i thought it was. there is a hole about 2" by 5" in the block behind the starter, the oil pan has a gash about 1" by 4" and two bullet holes from shrapnel, and another hole about the same size in the block behind the oil filter.

    a word of advice, don't do this. 3RZ's are expensive, and a truck with a three inch lift with 33's makes the truck rather hard to work on for anyone under 5' 5".

    pics are on the way.
     
  2. Sep 22, 2008 at 7:00 AM
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    Khaos

    Khaos Big Member

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    That seriously sucks. What you gonna do now?

    Where'd this happen, anyway? I see your in Jax as well, where you wheeling somewhere?
     
  3. Sep 22, 2008 at 7:01 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Moderator

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    that's an expensive lesson to learn. How much was your replacement engine?
     
  4. Sep 22, 2008 at 8:45 AM
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    NavyNate06

    NavyNate06 [OP] yeah i fix F/A-18s

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    well, the engine cost me 2700, its a recycled engine with less than 60k on it, and its got a lifetime gaurantee on it. so if it breaks again i call them up and they send me a new one.

    i did it out in Argyle Forest in Orange Park. the mudding was sweet but i had the biggest truck so i was the first to go through most of the muck.

    and for the lesson part, absolutely, i do NOT want to have to do this again.
     
  5. Sep 22, 2008 at 4:46 PM
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    humanoid

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    You live and learn I guess...
     
  6. Sep 22, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    Sorry that happened to you man, hope you get her running up soon...
     
  7. Sep 27, 2008 at 4:51 PM
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    NavyNate06

    NavyNate06 [OP] yeah i fix F/A-18s

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    well, the old motor is out and the new one is in. let me tell you, toyota makes an engine that is not meant to be changed. difficult barely begins to describe what i've just gone though.

    Pics!!!

    truck 025.jpg
    truck 016.jpg
    truck 012.jpg
     
  8. Sep 27, 2008 at 6:56 PM
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    ubermx5

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    Just be glad you can remove it...


    Try doing this ona previa...
     
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