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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by chicharronne View Post
    First off, Thanks to all for the input. I checked the filter and it was sopping wet and sucked in. it was bone dry from the filter to the intake. It cranked and ran.
    I retraced my steps and couldn't believe I got home. My main route home was probably 6' deep, so I went another route that ended up 3' deep in the beginning, and when i turned on Krick (yep) it got deeper. I was pushing a good size wake in front so when I got to an invisible 3' dip, it only added another foot.
    Bottom line is, if it had fugged my van up, I deserved it. But God protects the feebs.
    You are lucky! That could have trashed the engine. Time for a snorkel kit!

  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    I think there's a valuable lesson to be learned here. Never go straight for the tail pipe.

    Nah... the lesson is ... read the original post fully before responding.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    You are lucky! That could have trashed the engine. Time for a snorkel kit!
    looks like that might be the norm for Nerferk. We're #1 in loss of land due to rising oceans.

    It made it to my mechanic about 10 miles away. there was a noise that sounded like bearings going in my alternator. Turned out to b my belt tensioner. No problems anywhere else. My stupidity will only cost me $250 repairs plus truck rental. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY less than I originally thought.