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Engine idling when sunk in lake, now has hydraulic lock!
I have a 99 E350 with 7.3 195K miles. A friend was launching a jetski with it, backed the rear wheels in water, put in park, put emrgency brake on, got out of the van to tie ski to pier and the van slid into the water while running. Poor thing sank up to the roof, it did float for a min. enough time to drift away from pier.
The engine now must have a hydraulic lock because it will not turn over.
I'm thinking I should remove the valve covers and exhaust and either remove glow plugs or somehow hold the exhaust valves open then hand crank engine over to remove water.
Any other ideas on that. Also what kind of engine damage should I expect? Bent push rods and bent connecting rods. How do I check?