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well,i was out driving today, and i went through a very big puddle, couldnt avoid, too much traffic, and i went to pull out, everything was fine, and than while pulling out my car stalled. So i thought it was just an electrical short, so after we pushed it into a parking lot, i looked under and could see an oil spot on the pan, reached under, and something was sticking through it. WTF, i wasnt over reving it or anything, nobody believes me though, i seriously wasnt, so not im broke, i have no car, just put a T5 in it, and cant drive it at all. This sucks, but has anyone else ever blown the Rod through the block???? Do you think that because i have turndowns, it could have created enough back pressure in the water to blow the engine????? Im pissed, so sorry, im still venting. ALso,the block has somewhere near 115000 miles on it, had an AOD for all but about 100 miles.
 

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No, but I did split my stock block in my 90 rather eaisly. About 45 mph in 3rd gear I steped on the gas and acclerated about 2-3 seconds then it just died. Sounded like glass breaking, my conclusion on the sound was it had to be the front cover that made the glass sound. Total carnage broke crank, rods mangled it was a mess. Maybe 4000 rpm's no more than 4500 when it happened.
 

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I know an 80 year old guy that had the same thing happen to his chrysler minivan, just started knocking and all of a sudden the engine died and there was smoke everywhere. And my brother threw a rod in his escort, but he was revving it hard while he was stuck in a snow drift. Good luck.
 

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well,i was out driving today, and i went through a very big puddle, couldnt avoid, too much traffic, and i went to pull out, everything was fine, and than while pulling out my car stalled. So i thought it was just an electrical short, so after we pushed it into a parking lot, i looked under and could see an oil spot on the pan, reached under, and something was sticking through it. WTF, i wasnt over reving it or anything, nobody believes me though, i seriously wasnt, so not im broke, i have no car, just put a T5 in it, and cant drive it at all. This sucks, but has anyone else ever blown the Rod through the block???? Do you think that because i have turndowns, it could have created enough back pressure in the water to blow the engine????? Im pissed, so sorry, im still venting. ALso,the block has somewhere near 115000 miles on it, had an AOD for all but about 100 miles.
Well to me it sounds like you hydro locked the motor, if you don't know what that means. Its simple, you ran into a big puddle, the engine sucked in water thru the cold air intake, then the water went into the intake manifold then into the head and into the cylinder. Now this is the point where your engine goes to s***, as you know the engine compresses gas and air in the cylinder, right. But a liquid will not compress, so the pistons and rods are speeding to the top of the cylinder and it hits a brick wall called water. Then rods bends and snaps, then goes thru the oil pan. Now for the bad news, your motor is now a really big boat anchor. I hope I'm wrong, but chance are I'm not. The same thing happend to a friend of my 6 months ago.
 

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The hydrolocked engines ive seen havent put a hole in the block. They bend the rod and it seizes up. But that doesnt mean it didnt happen. The last two I saw were newer Toyotas. One was a Corolla that threw a rod with only 20k on the odometer. The new thin wall aluminum block was nearly cut in two. Rough cut, not smooth of course. It was not overreved ever, and had all the oilchanges. That was just a manufacturing defect with the wristpin. The other was a pickup. The same one with the headgasket recalls. A 3.0 V6, with 52,000 miles on it. That one also put a hole in the block. It too was clean in the valve cover area. No sludge to be seen. Toyota bought him an engine out of warranty. There wasnt anyreason for it to go bad. Sometimes, they just break. If you pull a sparkplug and put something in the hole, see if it has water in it.
 

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If it was damaged by hydrolock it is covered under comprhensive coverage
 

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Why would his insurance cover an incident he caused by putting a "vacume for puddles" on his car?

I agree it was hydrolocked, you then broke the compressed rod and either pushed or shot the remainder out the side of the pan.

THe cold air (fog light pickup esepacially) have long been noted for sucking water. IF you live in a flood prone area, not a wise decision.

Had a guy play U boat comander with a ford ranger (AT RPM) it crushed 4 of 6 rods, the other two went out the bottom of the pan.
 

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Can't say how I know it is covered but it is.:lol:
 
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