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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-23-2013, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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xk hydrolock on the trail

hey guys I went off road yesterday here in central florida and traveled through a lot of water. tried to go across a long three foot puddle that had a huge dip mid way. when the front end dipped down, i sucked in water and hydrolocked. got pulled out went back to the camp site and pulled all the spark plugs out of the 4.7. cranked the engine, big water sprays, wd40, cranked again, put sparks plugs back in, and kept on trekking. here is the youtube of the first crank, spraying the water out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=8aKIVict_ps
if you cant copy and paste, in youtube, type in: orlando jeep club, hydrolock repair on the trail and see the video of the water spraying out. commanders are amazing. now the only problem is the two inches of water inside the cabin. we dont have "real" floor drain plugs. tried to remove the oem ones, even hammer them out, and no go. instead i drilled 3/8 holes and plugged them with polyurethane hole plug. now what to do with the carpet?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-24-2013, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Any ideas on how to get the water out of the inside cabin from the carpet and the underlying foam?
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You should probably start off with a wet/dry vac to suck out as much water as possible. When things are kind of dry, you might consider pulling out the carpet, but I'm not sure if that might deform it and make putting it back in more difficult.

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I would take it to a DIY car wash and use their vacs. They are usually more powerful then your home vac. And you will not have to clean out your vac and replace the stinky filter...

Then I would go to your local Walmart and get some moisture absorbing buckets used in RV's in the RV section.


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carpet and padding would not dry. took the carpet out and i love it. decided to keep the carpet off and not to replace it. it looks tough and rugged. feels more jeep-ish. i thought it would be more noisier and really isn't. probably get some weathertech style floor mats. anyway, took all the seats out to get all the carpet out. front are easy, back seats are a bugger.
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