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Old 04-12-2018, 02:16 PM
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Hello All,

Please be gentle on me......I have a question for all of you hardened LR veterans.

I was watching several LR club videos on Youtube for the FL area and noticed these guys going through some pretty deep water at least hood level.

I recently went to the car wash and used a pressure washer on exterior only. I never sprayed the engine with water, when it was time to pull away my D1 started to back fire and constant ticking coming from under the passenger dash area. My check engine light was flashing with the ticking sound on and off.

I kept throttling the engine up and down to try to keep it running - eventually it shut down. I waited a few minutes and tried several times, it finally started - I kept the rpm up for a couple of minutes and it has run perfect since.

I dont have a cover on my ECU ( I ordered one from WILL Tillery this week), what else can you think of that I need to do to get this D1 ready to keep up with the LR club if I go out with them and face a water crossing that deep?

If it cant take a little spray from a closed hood with a pressure washer - I doubt it can handle any substantial puddles or water splashing underneath.

I know I need a snorkel - but what other tips or hacks can I do to help mitigate any water intrusion that will leave me "stuck like chuck" out with the club. I dont want to be out with my kiddos stuck because I did not prepare correctly.

Thanks as always,

Mike
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:19 PM
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As a start point recognize visions of the camel trophy discos wading through deep water will destroy your truck...






What year (as it makes a difference what to tell you what will go wrong between a 14 CUX or a GEMS truck)?
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:44 PM
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Thanks Lester,

I thought of that as well... The video is not a Camel Trophy video is a local video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dVc0sHNq9Q

I appreciate the reminder - it's like that bumper sticker that reads "remember stupid you have to drive this home". Ha!

I still need to do some water proofing - it should not shut down at a car wash for sure.

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Old 04-12-2018, 04:51 PM
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Old 04-12-2018, 04:57 PM
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So what year is it?


Some stuff is common regardless; you'll want to elevate your breathers (but still need to change the oil in the difs and such a lot given immersion) but some stuff is engine specific.
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:36 PM
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:56 PM
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You can use this on your Ecu https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008OA7178...v_ov_lig_dp_it
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Old 04-13-2018, 12:35 PM
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Thanks!
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Old 04-13-2018, 08:01 PM
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My 96 did the same thing. There is a hole in your cowl / firewall that will drop water right onto your ECU. You need to move your washer hose to a different hole and silicone a plug in that hole. Pretty sure there was a thread on that mod if you search for it. I also removed my ECU, opened it and dried it out then put it back together with a bead of gasket maker around the outside of the seam. I’ve had good luck with spray on rust prevention that is grease or wax based on my electrical connections. That’s a great start but in my opinion, there is always a price to be paid for any water crossings that are over the tires.
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:01 AM
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ECU is vulnerable. Don’t Get It Wet.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:20 AM
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Thank you for the information. Its greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:21 AM
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you may want to check the crankshaft position sensor plug wire. the insulation can disintegrate over the years from the heat and elements. water and/or moisture can cause a short, rough running and misfires. this happened on my son's '96. any time he would cross a stream of just the right depth the truck would run rough for a bit. as time went on even wet weather, rain puddles and such, would cause issues.

i cleaned up the frayed wires and painted them with liquid electrical tape then wrapped them in more electrical tape and all was good to go.
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:37 AM
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Thank you - yes you are correct - Mine were frayed as well -I had to replace the sensor too - the tip was sheared off - had a few tabs that were bent and would hit the sensor as it was going around. Thanks for the tip.

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