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it's a flash flood, and I drove through it ?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 4421.frank, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Jul 24, 2010 at 3:05 AM
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    4421.frank

    4421.frank [OP] Well-Known Member

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    nasty dent on driver's side bed panel, shabby seats, cigarette burned interior roof, missing berf bar pad, cracked rain visor, removed hood scoop, unmentionable stain on back bench?
    so it rained buckets this evening and early morning here in chiacgo. Making my way home became a 4 hour ordeal for what normally is a 45 minute trip. Cars stranded in high water everywhere, but I was confident, I have my trusty lifted taco:D

    So at first i pushed a small jetta out from a viaduct, the cute girl was very gracious and even said to give her a call:D

    then I did the same for a chevy malibu. The owner was a suspicious fellow though. Nevertheless he showed his appreciation by giving me what Ibelieve is an 8 ball of cocaine :eek:

    so this brings me to my dilema: after traversing such water heights, much up to the sides of the quarter panel, my truck died out:mad::eek:

    so I took the aftermarket intake cone off and gave it turn.

    started up perfectly:D with some hesitation. but soon was cruising along as before.

    but now my "check engine" light is on, what could cause this it's presently drying out in the garage.

    tomorrow morning I will hook the obdII sensor up to it and see what it sez

    until then anythign else I would need to check out?
     
  2. Jul 24, 2010 at 4:03 AM
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    Take the night off and call the girl with the Jetta, she can drive and take in a movie and dinner!
     
  3. Jul 24, 2010 at 4:28 AM
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    ^That is genius!!
     
  4. Jul 24, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    4421.frank

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    mt madman,
    I called her and she is still interested

    but my big concern is what happens when the truck was in high water like that to make it sputter out and shut off? Should there be anything else I should look at?
     
  5. Jul 24, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    What did the OBDII reader say?? I would say if it just kinda sputtered out and would not turn over you'd have some real worries...or if it was making funny noises etc etc.

    But at this point I'll bet it got choked out without ingesting water and just has some misfires in the computer...Clear them and no big deal...but that is just a guess- not factual info...so gotta keep collecting the info!!
     
  6. Jul 24, 2010 at 1:09 PM
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    ive done that to mine a few times. it may just be a electrical connection that got splashed and killed it. you probably just had a random miss fire.
     
  7. Jul 24, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    The things required to pull bitches
    Check your oil for signs of water. (milky looking oil)
     
  8. Jul 24, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    I am dropping it off at a performance tuning shop on monday to have the URD 7th injector kit installed on monday. I'll have 'em check the oil while they're at it. Couldn't find the sensor, turns out my shitbum buddy whom borrowed it a year ago never returned it :mad: . I drove it today though, no problems, but the "check engine light" is still on. But as was said in the opening post there may be a silver lining to this cloud :)
     
  9. Jul 24, 2010 at 2:24 PM
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    i think maybe you meant "white lining"


    hahaha wtf at the 8ball
     
  10. Jul 24, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    no i was talking about the woman I helped out in the storm

    as for the powder that guy gave me it was around 2.5 grams

    I gave it a try this afternoon, not bad

    I'llnhold on to it until I can find a good use for it
     
  11. Jul 24, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    so uhhhh what did you do with the cocaine.
     
  12. Jul 24, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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    Well then call up the Jetta girl and have a party.
     
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    scope out the O2 sensor
     
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    That is too funny! "A keepsake and a kiss"
     
  15. Jul 24, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    youll be fine. trust me, been through the same shit with a 92 4runner and still have it. runs smooth
     
  16. Jul 24, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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  17. Jul 25, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    exhuast under water? too much back pressure that caused the truck to stall? happend to my subaru once. the puddle didn't look that deep :cool:
     
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    if you unplugged a sensor when you took the intake off and started it then it will set the light.
     
  19. Jul 26, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    Good luck w/your truck man
     
  20. Jul 26, 2010 at 8:44 AM
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    I had an old s-10 with a cracked distributor cap every time I hit a decent size puddle it would stall.
     
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