1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Water in my intake

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TmecTaco79, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Feb 20, 2011 at 2:04 AM
    #1
    TmecTaco79

    TmecTaco79 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Member:
    #48481
    Messages:
    743
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Escondido,CA
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD PreRunner 4x2
    Bilstein 5100's, 33" BFG AT, Magnaflow
    So at about 9:45 tonight I went to get some food. There happened to be a water puddle and I drove through it. When I reached the other side my truck stalled out and died. Got it towed home and pulled the intake off and found water. Pulled the spark plugs out and found water on three spark plugs.

    So bumbed right now:( I'm not sure what to do. I have a warranty still. I was thinking about cleaning the cylinders out and taking it to the dealership.

    Anyone have any thoughts?
     
  2. Feb 20, 2011 at 2:17 AM
    #2
    ViperJay

    ViperJay These are the voyages...

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2010
    Member:
    #45416
    Messages:
    312
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    El Paso, TX
    Vehicle:
    05 Radiant Red DCLB Sport 4x4
    URD CAI, DTLT Headers, Vibrant Ultra Quiet Resonator, Aero 2540i muffler, NST Pulleys, URD MAF Calibrator, Icon 2.5 Coilovers , Bilstein 5100s in rear with All Pro 3" Leaf pack, Total Chaos UCAs, 2 Kicker 12" CVT Subwoofers w/Kicker ZX350.2 Amp, JVC KD-AVX77 stereo, ARE Camper Shell, 1 20" LED bar and 2 7" LED bars in front, 4 KC 6" HID Slimlites mounted on Bajarack roof rack, sliders, Cobra 29 XLR CB Radio, Icom IC-207H UHF/VHF Radio, Bed Lighting, Fog light mod, Projector Retrofit Headlights HID 5000k, HID fog lights 4300k, BHLM, LED taillights and turn signals, Glassworks front fenders, Blue Sea Fuse Box, Mil-Spec Battery Terminals, Odyssey PC2150 battery, Satoshi Grill, All-Pro Front Bumper
    You engine could be hydrolocked, I think I remember seeing a solution where you could take off all the spark plugs and rotate the engine using the starter and the water would come out of the engine.
    But that's just what I have read online. Hopefully someone else chimes in with some better info.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2011 at 3:00 AM
    #3
    rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Member:
    #22964
    Messages:
    3,485
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    tampa, fl
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Off Road 4x4 doublecab
    3" lift, allpro u-bolt flip kit,285/75/16 km2s, hella hid lights, hid conversions for headlights and foglights, led everything, debadged, 9145 reverse light bulbs, black tail lights, black headlight mod,trail-gear rock sliders, dynomax ultra flo muffler,satoshi with custom woven stainless grill,hella 100watt floods in grill, pioneer 4100 in dash dvd player, pioneer 800watt 4 channel amp, pioneer 4way 6x9s, pioneer 4 way 6.5s, 2 rockford p3 10's,rockford power 500.1 mono amp w/bass knob, 7 pin relocated, highlift and mount in bed, diff breather mod, led bed lights, secondary air filter removed,t-rex eyelids, mefab bumper bar, muddy under carriage
    how deep was the water?
    i'm not quite sure what happened ive had my truck in pretty deep without stalling.
    was the water in you intake past the filter or before it? hydro-lock is a posibility and the solution is as mentioned above.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2011 at 3:07 AM
    #4
    BartStar

    BartStar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2011
    Member:
    #48847
    Messages:
    434
    Gender:
    Male
    pa
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tacoma 4X4 Double Cab, 6 speed man
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/05-06-07-08-09-10-TOYOTA-TACOMA-ENGINE-4-0L-6-CYL-/110637750237?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3AToyota%7CModel%3ATacoma%7CYear%3A2010&hash=item19c28617dd

    hydrolocked engine, bent, damaged, or broken push rods, warranty won't cover it, if you fight the warranty claim you can claim poor engineering with the air intake mounted too low and its also designed as an off road truck and should be designed to take that type of abuse, Toyota will come back and claim the size of the water puddle was excessive, and or they don't know how deep the water puddle is and there is no set limit and stuff like that, and Toyota will also find some type of write up in the operators manual about driving thru water.
    you can make a claim with your insurance co and ask them to investagate why the deep water was there and maybe they can file a claim against the government road maintenance claiming their screw up caused that water puddle, or you can get an attorney, but he will cost you big money and with the money you give him can maybe pay for a used engine.
    good luck, its going to take a lot of work and rejections on your end to make it happen.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2011 at 5:10 AM
    #5
    hetkind

    hetkind Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Member:
    #50679
    Messages:
    1,927
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Howard
    Johnson City
    Vehicle:
    2011 SR5 Access Cab, white with Leer Cap
    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    hopefully is just wet...had a BMW motorcycle and the coil case cracked, leaving me stuck in mist one day:)

    Pull the plugs, turn the engine over and see what happens.

    Howard
     
  6. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:56 AM
    #6
    Razorecko

    Razorecko Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Member:
    #18125
    Messages:
    1,447
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    '09 Pyrite DCLB TRD Supercharged
    pull the plugs, give it a day or two to dry. Turn the engine over
     
  7. Feb 20, 2011 at 9:21 AM
    #7
    TmecTaco79

    TmecTaco79 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Member:
    #48481
    Messages:
    743
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Escondido,CA
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD PreRunner 4x2
    Bilstein 5100's, 33" BFG AT, Magnaflow
    The puddle was like 8" deep and the water wast past the intake:( I took out the plugs and found water in three cylinders. Would you recommend cranking the engine over by hand or with the starter?
     
  8. Feb 20, 2011 at 10:07 AM
    #8
    TmecTaco79

    TmecTaco79 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Member:
    #48481
    Messages:
    743
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Escondido,CA
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD PreRunner 4x2
    Bilstein 5100's, 33" BFG AT, Magnaflow
    Cranked the engine over by hand with all the plugs out and it get stuck in one spot. I'm thinking I bent a pushrod:(:(
     
  9. Feb 20, 2011 at 10:11 AM
    #9
    eight3one_offroad

    eight3one_offroad Honey your two French Fries short of a Happy Meal.

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Member:
    #27261
    Messages:
    742
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Richard
    Santa Cruz, California
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport 4x4 with a few things.
    Optima Red Top 34R, OME 885 / N140S + 5100 rear, TSB leaf pack, Camburg Ball Joint UCA, Wheelers Diff drop, AEM Brute Force Intake with filter wrap, Summit Super Turbo muffler, Llumar 5% tint, Pioneer single din head unit, PIAA 510 Ion Crystal Fogs in stock location, Sonar LED tails. Sway Bar removal. Charcoal filter delete. Stant 11509 Locking Gas Cap.
  10. Feb 20, 2011 at 10:11 AM
    #10
    rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Member:
    #22964
    Messages:
    3,485
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    tampa, fl
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Off Road 4x4 doublecab
    3" lift, allpro u-bolt flip kit,285/75/16 km2s, hella hid lights, hid conversions for headlights and foglights, led everything, debadged, 9145 reverse light bulbs, black tail lights, black headlight mod,trail-gear rock sliders, dynomax ultra flo muffler,satoshi with custom woven stainless grill,hella 100watt floods in grill, pioneer 4100 in dash dvd player, pioneer 800watt 4 channel amp, pioneer 4way 6x9s, pioneer 4 way 6.5s, 2 rockford p3 10's,rockford power 500.1 mono amp w/bass knob, 7 pin relocated, highlift and mount in bed, diff breather mod, led bed lights, secondary air filter removed,t-rex eyelids, mefab bumper bar, muddy under carriage
    take all the plugs out(if you haven't already) and turn it over with the starter. at first just for a second and listen for any horrible noises coming from the engine. if no horrible noises, crank it over for maybe 3-4 seconds then leave it alone for an hour. put the plugs back in and try it out...if it still doesn't start try spraying some maf sensor cleaner on the maf sensor let it sit for a minute and try again...if you do hear horrible noises when you first crank it, there is serious internal damage.
     
  11. Feb 20, 2011 at 10:12 AM
    #11
    eight3one_offroad

    eight3one_offroad Honey your two French Fries short of a Happy Meal.

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Member:
    #27261
    Messages:
    742
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Richard
    Santa Cruz, California
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport 4x4 with a few things.
    Optima Red Top 34R, OME 885 / N140S + 5100 rear, TSB leaf pack, Camburg Ball Joint UCA, Wheelers Diff drop, AEM Brute Force Intake with filter wrap, Summit Super Turbo muffler, Llumar 5% tint, Pioneer single din head unit, PIAA 510 Ion Crystal Fogs in stock location, Sonar LED tails. Sway Bar removal. Charcoal filter delete. Stant 11509 Locking Gas Cap.
    I will thank myself for buying a Filter wrap on my AEM brute force!
     
  12. Feb 20, 2011 at 10:14 AM
    #12
    TmecTaco79

    TmecTaco79 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Member:
    #48481
    Messages:
    743
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Escondido,CA
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD PreRunner 4x2
    Bilstein 5100's, 33" BFG AT, Magnaflow
    Another thing too, I have the TRD CAI. But I still have my stock intake. Should I swap out the CAI and then take it to the dealership? Or just leave on the CAI and say I was just driving around town and it stalled on me?
     
  13. Feb 20, 2011 at 10:16 AM
    #13
    rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Member:
    #22964
    Messages:
    3,485
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    tampa, fl
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Off Road 4x4 doublecab
    3" lift, allpro u-bolt flip kit,285/75/16 km2s, hella hid lights, hid conversions for headlights and foglights, led everything, debadged, 9145 reverse light bulbs, black tail lights, black headlight mod,trail-gear rock sliders, dynomax ultra flo muffler,satoshi with custom woven stainless grill,hella 100watt floods in grill, pioneer 4100 in dash dvd player, pioneer 800watt 4 channel amp, pioneer 4way 6x9s, pioneer 4 way 6.5s, 2 rockford p3 10's,rockford power 500.1 mono amp w/bass knob, 7 pin relocated, highlift and mount in bed, diff breather mod, led bed lights, secondary air filter removed,t-rex eyelids, mefab bumper bar, muddy under carriage
    shit you wrote this while i was responding....well unfortunately you may have bent a connecting rod(not pushrod) time to take it to a mechanic....all conecting rods will have to be checked and hopefully you didn't hurt the cylinder wall..
    just a question for ya, were you running a stock intake?
     
  14. Feb 20, 2011 at 10:16 AM
    #14
    TmecTaco79

    TmecTaco79 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Member:
    #48481
    Messages:
    743
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Escondido,CA
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD PreRunner 4x2
    Bilstein 5100's, 33" BFG AT, Magnaflow
    That's what I meant instead of pushrod lol. Kinda hard to focus on things right now.
     
  15. Feb 20, 2011 at 10:17 AM
    #15
    rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Member:
    #22964
    Messages:
    3,485
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    tampa, fl
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Off Road 4x4 doublecab
    3" lift, allpro u-bolt flip kit,285/75/16 km2s, hella hid lights, hid conversions for headlights and foglights, led everything, debadged, 9145 reverse light bulbs, black tail lights, black headlight mod,trail-gear rock sliders, dynomax ultra flo muffler,satoshi with custom woven stainless grill,hella 100watt floods in grill, pioneer 4100 in dash dvd player, pioneer 800watt 4 channel amp, pioneer 4way 6x9s, pioneer 4 way 6.5s, 2 rockford p3 10's,rockford power 500.1 mono amp w/bass knob, 7 pin relocated, highlift and mount in bed, diff breather mod, led bed lights, secondary air filter removed,t-rex eyelids, mefab bumper bar, muddy under carriage
    damn you keep answering my questions befor i get done asking....
     
  16. Feb 20, 2011 at 10:18 AM
    #16
    TmecTaco79

    TmecTaco79 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Member:
    #48481
    Messages:
    743
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Escondido,CA
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD PreRunner 4x2
    Bilstein 5100's, 33" BFG AT, Magnaflow
    No I have the TRD CAI. but I have the stock one in my garage.
     
  17. Feb 20, 2011 at 10:23 AM
    #17
    TmecTaco79

    TmecTaco79 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Member:
    #48481
    Messages:
    743
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Escondido,CA
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD PreRunner 4x2
    Bilstein 5100's, 33" BFG AT, Magnaflow
    Do you think I should leave the TRD CAI on and take it too the dealership or put the stock one back on since it's still under warranty?
     
  18. Feb 20, 2011 at 10:24 AM
    #18
    TmecTaco79

    TmecTaco79 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Member:
    #48481
    Messages:
    743
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Escondido,CA
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD PreRunner 4x2
    Bilstein 5100's, 33" BFG AT, Magnaflow
    Probably like 6 to 8 inches. And it was in a parking lot lol. Late night cravings get you into trouble.
     
  19. Feb 20, 2011 at 10:25 AM
    #19
    rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Member:
    #22964
    Messages:
    3,485
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    tampa, fl
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Off Road 4x4 doublecab
    3" lift, allpro u-bolt flip kit,285/75/16 km2s, hella hid lights, hid conversions for headlights and foglights, led everything, debadged, 9145 reverse light bulbs, black tail lights, black headlight mod,trail-gear rock sliders, dynomax ultra flo muffler,satoshi with custom woven stainless grill,hella 100watt floods in grill, pioneer 4100 in dash dvd player, pioneer 800watt 4 channel amp, pioneer 4way 6x9s, pioneer 4 way 6.5s, 2 rockford p3 10's,rockford power 500.1 mono amp w/bass knob, 7 pin relocated, highlift and mount in bed, diff breather mod, led bed lights, secondary air filter removed,t-rex eyelids, mefab bumper bar, muddy under carriage
    i guess im just lucky or the stock intake saved my ass:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Feb 20, 2011 at 10:28 AM
    #20
    TmecTaco79

    TmecTaco79 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Member:
    #48481
    Messages:
    743
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Escondido,CA
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD PreRunner 4x2
    Bilstein 5100's, 33" BFG AT, Magnaflow
    Ya that's what I was thinking:( worst part is I'm getting laid off this coming up Wednesday. F my life right now.
     
To Top