How else would water get into my oil after a flood?

Tiny
MANDY4984
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Parked in a flooded area the water got into my car to. It was windy that night. It is a possible to get it through the exhaust if the valves are open but how else will it get in it.
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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 3:14 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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I think I answered this, but we are having trouble with the site tonight, so I will try again. The only other way is through the engine's throttle body then into the intake then the motor.
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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 3:27 AM
Tiny
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There's a certain time that both valves are open -called valve overlap this is where it can sneak in/exhaust stroke
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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 3:36 AM
Tiny
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When are the valves open? I did not have it started or anything. I had it parked there and the rain came and flooded the area when the rain let up thats when I went out and see it flooded around the car
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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 3:53 AM
Tiny
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There are alway a few open because of cam position.
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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 4:17 AM
Tiny
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To end this thread-whether the engine is running or not-the water will enter it thru the TB and the exhaust system BTW How high is the flood
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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 4:17 AM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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IF IT SAT THERE A WHILE (SAID YOU PARKED IN A FLOODED AREA)---MAYBE THE PAN OR OTHER SEALS ARE NOT SEALING---WATER JUST LEAKED INTO CRANK CASE

THE MEDIC
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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 5:15 AM
Tiny
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To cj medevac I parked it on the road where parking was alond at and it started rainning hard after acouple of hours I went out and seen it was flooded around my car. I dont know with in them acouple of hours how high the water was cause no one was outside during that time.
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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 5:22 PM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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AS WITH ANY WATER RISING THAT IS NOT PURE---DID IT LEAVE A WATER MARK OR DIRTY LINE ON THE BODY? IF SO, MAY BE ABLE TO GAUGE THE DEPTH

MANDY---YOU NEED ONE OF THESE!

REALLY, SOMETHING SIMILAR---I WOULD NEVER TURN LOOSE OF EITHER OF MINE!

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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 5:40 PM
Tiny
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I do need one of them. It didnt leave a water mark on it. It was rainning that night when I got it towed. If it did leave one it got washed away when I had it towed.
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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 5:54 PM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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I BELIEVE I WOULD DO AN OIL CHANGE AND MONITOR THE OIL'S "LOOKS" FOR A WHILE.

ARE YOU RUNNING NOW?

MAYBE IT'S NOTHING BAD LIKE A HEAD GASKET. MAYBE IT JUST SLIPPED IN THRU THE CRACKS LIKE I SUGGESTED

WITH A RIG LIKE MINE--YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE CANOE OPTION!

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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 7:31 PM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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OH YEAH, MEANT TO SAY, LOOK FOR OIL LEAKS, EVEN SMALL ONES---IF THE OIL CAN GET OUT, THEN WATER COULD GET IN

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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 7:33 PM
Tiny
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Let me ask you this were you leaking oil at anytime prior to the flood-I find it hard to believe that H2O will sneak in there below the exhaust manifold unless its leaking oil from the front cove and crankcase area-Have done any checking?
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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 7:40 PM
Tiny
MANDY4984
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I have never notice any leaks I have always checked my oil every month. I have been checking it everyday. It does start and run. But I have not drove it since that happened because of that oil. It is parked. Should I change my oil and filter 2 or 3 times. Like change it than let it run for alittle bit and change them again?
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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 11:07 PM
Tiny
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Do an engine flush and then change the oil and filter
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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 11:17 PM

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