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Here's the story... I have 2 separate engines for my truck, one was sitting on the floor of my garage ...



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Old 09-27-2017, 12:52 PM
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Water in the oil.

Here's the story...

I have 2 separate engines for my truck, one was sitting on the floor of my garage during the flood and is a total loss, the other is in my truck. It got water over the bottom of the valve covers. This was my better engine from EED. It could have been fine but I am a lazy ass and never changed the dipstick tube that had cracked two years ago, this let water fill the oil pan. I dumped the oil twice now and refilled, each time the oil has come out looking like milk. The th6060 filled with water, and I sent to back to transzilla for a rebuild. It had water in it from the vent tubes going under. The rear end was the same, but was easily cleaned by dropping the diff cover and cleaning it out with some solvent. The interior has been gutted, and the smell of harvy is gone.

My question now is wtf do I do about the engine... rebuild is out of the question till the house is put back together.

EED has not returned my phone calls, but Justin at JMB seemed to agree with me that if I keep running it and changing the oil I have a chance to be just fine. The main issue is no trans right now so I can't drive it and get it hot. I have read on 4x4 forums of v8 going under multiple times and surviving.

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Oh how many will the bad guys be trying to be peddling that have had the engine full of water? ALWAYS happens after a hurricane. Caveat emptor Buyer beware.
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buy cheap arse oil, run it to operating temps, then drain while hot, you will have a lot of residual in the valve covers, but keep doing it with fresh oil and it will be just fine
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buy cheap arse oil, run it to operating temps, then drain while hot, you will have a lot of residual in the valve covers, but keep doing it with fresh oil and it will be just fine
This is exactly what I would do. I'd also use a light weight oil 0/40...

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I have floated Honda Big red three wheelers (showing my age) in the creek
before and pulled with a chain till it started back up with water gushing
from exhaust pipe. I agree get it running back up to temp will help drive
moisture out make sure you change the oil filter too!
I think you would be surprised to know how much moisture lives in the crankcase all the time anyway just think about temperatures up north are like,
but a good oil can handle some. but when it turns milky it's capacity to suspend the water is gone.

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