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Old 11-22-2008, 05:51 PM   #1
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Default ✙✙Ofna Buggy went into water! NEED ADVICE/HELP✙✙

Ok, long story short, I wasnt paying attention and BLOOOOSH. Ofna Submarine. lol Everything was submerged but the electronics are working perfect but the engine will not start. It sounds like it wants to but will not. Do I need to disassemble the engine b/c there is water in the crank case? I was going to anyways but I am on vacation and didn't feel like taking it apart. If I gots to I gots too.

Please let me know of anything you guys might. Thank u!

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Old 11-22-2008, 06:06 PM   #2
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Ant,

Boat guy here. Okay, if the engine WILL turn over but the fuel but WILL NOT light up, 99.9% likely you lost the filament in the glow plug.

Here's what to do
1. pull the old plug and remove the air cleaner.
2. spray/pour WD-40 (or denatured alcohol in a pinch) in the carb
3. cover the head with a rag (so spray doesn't go allover the place) and turn the engine over A LOT. Run a lot of WD-40 through the engine to soak up all of the water in the block.
4. run fuel through the engine to flush out as much of the WD-40 as you can then install a new plug.

the engine should kick right over for you.

If the engine will not turn over, you have hydraulic lock (a lot of water in the combustion chamber). Either case follow my steps and you'll be running in no-time. If it dosn't work just repost to this thread & I'll help you out.

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Old 11-22-2008, 06:09 PM   #3
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This happened to me also i just plug the glow plug and put fuel in it though the carb and turn it over by hand up side down to get the water and fuel out. I would use a new glow plug and start it up sooner the better and run a tank through it then it should be fine to store as you always do. Do not let water sit in it for long rust will form very quickly. Later.
Damn chunk t beat me, same kinda idea. Good luck.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:13 PM   #4
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my buddy came close to doing this
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man that sucks... i would be sure to go through the bearings and everything in the car as well
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Chuck T-Thank you so much. You know I wanted a nitro powered boat and I didn't even think about flipping the boat. lol. But I did what you said and the buggy still runs. YAY!!!

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Old 11-24-2008, 04:20 AM   #7
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my x1cr did the same thing went in a boat lake which meant i went in the boat lake much to the amusement of my mate and everyone that saw my buggy on 3 wheels !head for a swim i had to change all the wheel bearings and i also changed the diff bearings the vspec didnt do so well its cold in sunny uk at the moment so it went from 240 degrees to cold imediately did the rod and crank in oh well good excuse for a new motor
definately check the wheel bearings it didnt take long to rust up
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