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jimmy running rough after hydrolock

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by az ranger, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. az ranger

    az ranger 1/2 ton status

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    after draining most of the fluids and packing wheel bearings I took it for a spin and it has a bad hesitation under acceleration I am thinking maybe my gas has water in it now since the tank was under water for a while or maybe the spark flugs are fouled I havent changed them yet, any other suggestions?
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I would drain the gas tank and also replace the fuel filter
     
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    did you check your distributor for water??? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Pull your spark plugs and do a compression check. Hydro locking an engine can bend connecting rods, break pistons and bend valves. If you have bent valves a compression test will show low or no compression in however many cylinders you have problems.
     
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    If you still suspect water in the fuel, you could use a few bottles of fuel system drier (Heet or Isoheet). This should work unless there is a LOT of water in there.
     
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    thanks, for the replies. I heard of Heet from a friend of mine, oddly enough he is from Alaska too, must be a common problem there.
    thanks again
     

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