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Wheelin woes

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Panther, Apr 9, 2001.

  1. Panther

    Panther 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys, here is the Mastercard version (sorry, I know it's a tired method, but it's so condensed [​IMG] ) of my troubles on Sat.

    Feeling of dread when your truck dies coming out of a mud hole 30 seconds
    Pulling plugs 15 minutes
    Replacing plugs 10 minutes
    Pulling plugs again 15 minutes
    Pulling starter 30 minutes
    Cleaning mud outta starter 10 minutes
    Replacing starter 20 minutes
    Replacing plugs 10 minutes
    Watching starter/solenoid connection turn red and shoot sparks 1 minute
    Getting new starter 1.5 hours
    Installing new starter 20 minutes
    Putting out fire on carb caused by starter fluid 1 minute
    Putting out second fire 30 seconds
    Hearing your engine come back to life 12 hours after you sucked in water ... Priceless
    Knowledge gained about my motor and TBI ... Worth even more

    Time it would have taken to prevent this problem by turning around the air intake the way I had planned to before I went out

    About 5 minutes [​IMG]

    <font color=blue>"It's just a differentialator....Totally unnecessary" [​IMG]</font color=blue>
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    So is it running OK now? Water is pretty unforgiving to a motor...

    Rene

    [​IMG]<A target="_blank" HREF=http://jules.coloradok5.com>http://jules.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  3. Panther

    Panther 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah it's still running. It starts pretty clean now too. It idles a little rough, but I still have to get some gas additive to kill any resident water and clean out the injectors.

    I don't think I did any structural damage to the engine.

    <font color=blue>"It's just a differentialator....Totally unnecessary" [​IMG]</font color=blue>
     
  4. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    bummer glad everything is ok ie no damage

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
  5. Panther

    Panther 1/2 ton status

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    Pic of what I did

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.nexterra.org/b2b/images/DCP_1241.jpg>http://www.nexterra.org/b2b/images/DCP_1241.jpg</A>

    <font color=blue>"It's just a differentialator....Totally unnecessary" [​IMG]</font color=blue>
     
  6. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Re: Pic of what I did

    Glad everything turned out ok. That looks like a fun mudhole though.

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    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
     
  7. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Re: Pic of what I did

    very cool pic
    [​IMG]

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
  8. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Re: Pic of what I did

    damn if i did that i would flood my cab i need to do some water profing befor i go that deep lol

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
  9. Panther

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    Re: Pic of what I did

    It actually wasn't all that deep. I just came crashing into it a little fast.

    And I had planned on moving my air intake and extending the breather lines the last week before I went. I just never got around to it. Looks like I shoulda made time!!

    <font color=blue>"It's just a differentialator....Totally unnecessary" [​IMG]</font color=blue>
     

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