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#1 frogstar7055

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 05:44 PM

Went and got stuck in the mud and water.
Didn't get pics of the event but got pics of aftermath.

When I got it pulled out and opened the door water poured out like a waterfall out the door.

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It stalled while in the pit so I had truck that pulled me out tow me back to the house,just a couple of blocks.
It was shorting out like crazy and I just disconnected the battery and started the drying out process.

Not sure yet if I'm screwed but I'll do whatever I gotta to straighten it out.

You'd think I'd learn.

#2 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 07:58 PM

You'd think I'd learn.


Nope! Happens to everyone here, and will continue to happen :) Only thing we learned here is you must bring your camera with you when you wheel!

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 11:23 PM

kinda looks like Guinness in there. good luck drying out. i think more drain plugs are needed.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 12:59 AM

Nope! Happens to everyone here, and will continue to happen :) Only thing we learned here is you must bring your camera with you when you wheel!



ROFLM-MFin-AO:lol:

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:04 PM

did ya have it in this deep??

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hehehehe.. this is why we move our ECUs up high and off the floor.

Nice job..glad you had fun

#6 frogstar7055

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 07:53 PM

That's exactly how deep it was.

I've opened up the brain box (they're not sealed in the slightest) and found VERY BAD THINGS.

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Yes it's fried like an egg over easy.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:50 AM

I've opened up the brain box (they're not sealed in the slightest) and found VERY BAD THINGS.


yikes! :eek:

the ecu is on the floor? sheesh, what a bad idea...

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:12 AM

91-94 legacy's mount the ECU up above the fusebox above the hood release up by the column, that was a great place.

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 03:11 PM

:eek:
OOPS comes to mind


But yer good attitude goes a long way
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 06:09 PM

91-94 legacy's mount the ECU up above the fusebox above the hood release up by the column, that was a great place.


That would have been soaked just like the one in my GL Turbo when I drove it into the willamette river.

Luckily I had the enough time while the car was filling to reach under and pull the ECU. The nuts were already loose, and it just slides off it's mounts pretty easy. Then I hopped out and stoop on the bumper, (in the water) to disconnect the battery.

My ECU was fine and the rest was soaked. the car is running great now

If that car is an automatic, make sure to drain all the trans fluid and then flush it again a few more times. What comes out will look like strawberry Quick* Add some water remover to the ATF when you do.

Change the enigne oil too of course, and the rear diff.

But the trans is particularly vulnerable, as water pressure pushes fluid into the Trans past the axle and rear output seals.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 01:24 PM

That's bad. At my work we do make small chips and flowcells for biological analysis. We make them from a material named PDMS. It is sold under the name Sylgard 184 and 182 (Down Corning). You mix two components in a 1 to 10 ratio and then pour it of the structures to make the chips.
However this stuff was invented to seal of electronics for protection against water and shocks. Maybe a good idea for off-roading.
Wires can get wet, microchips not!

#12 frogstar7055

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 09:31 PM

After getting it to start and run Thursday night I decided to blow work off Friday and change all the fluids and put it back together.
(Interior was still all pulled out)

Now before I get to far let me say that when I first started drying it out and trying to start it I pulled the plugs before I ever cranked it over.
Having had a BAD hydro-locking experience makes me a little jittery about that kind of thing.
When I cranked it,splosh outta the passenger side. I thought "oh ****" I did suck up water,but when I smelled it it was gas.
I figured when the brain drowned it stuck one of the injectors open and filled the cylinder with fuel.
Flash forward to Friday I started it and puled it to the back of the driveway and first did the engine oil change.
It was as much gas as oil so I guess I scrubbed the inside of the motor.
Both diff's had water in them,trans fluid looked good.
Got it all changed and took it out on the road,first time since the incident.

Now before it happened (the incident) I had a slight hum from the rear that I am pretty sure was a rear wheel bearing on it's way out.
Now it's a pronounced grumble.
So I'm in the process of pulling the hubs so I can take them to work and press the bearings out.

Isn't off-roading fun boys and girls?

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 09:55 PM

Good to see that you made it through with only minimal damage!




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