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Old 01-17-2013, 05:09 AM
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Truck in water. Need best course of action

Ok guys, I was out hunting last night and a thunderstorm rolled in on us. On the way out I took a different trail with ruts deeper than I realized. Needless to say the truck is in water to the top of the front bumper and the bottom of the back bumper. I didn't have a means of getting it out so I had to leave it. I know starting it back up could cause huge damage I there's water in the tailpipe but I figured I could take the uppipes off to see if it made it by the turbo. If its dry I can't foresee any major issues. Except for the starter and fuel pump being completely submerged ex overnight. Please offer guidance. Truck is a 2002 f250 7.3 4x4

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Old 01-17-2013, 06:09 AM
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Fresh water? I don't think that's high enough to cause you any problems....
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Yea fresh water
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So what could have gotten soaked that isn't exposed to that much water driving through a 1ft puddle at 30mph?

Ford uses pretty good connectors!

Pull it out, start it up, drive it around a bit to dry it off and maybe check the fluids (trans-TC-Diffs) for evidence that water might have gotten in. Other than that, I don't see where it could have done any real harm....

Maybe go for a long drive, after the fluid check, to dry out the hubs & brakes.
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Truck in water. Need best course of action

Personally I'd just change the diffs and transfer case fluids plus re-grease everything since it was sitting so long in water.


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Pull it out, fire it up and grab a roll of quarters and head off to the car wash. I put my work truck through this type of abuse on a normal basis. If it was my personal truck Id take the time to change out all fluids but coolant and maybe brake fld...but my truck gets baby'd
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:42 AM
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Awesome. Thanks guys. Ill pull it out and change the fluids shouldn't be too bad. Thanks again!!
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