4.7L Front fell in water, intake pulled water inside moter

Tiny
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Front end fell in water(no salt) & intake pulled in water till engine died.
Changed the oil then tried to start, will turn & almost start, when turning by hand can feel something jamming.
Could this be a valve or a rocker that unclipped, should I even think of repairing it?
Thanks.

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Saturday, August 31st, 2013 AT 5:55 AM

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Tiny
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RECKON IT'S WATER IN THE CYLINDER(S)?

YA KNOW YOU CAN COMPRESS STUFF LIKE GASSES

. BUT YA JUST CAN'T COMPRESS WATER!

PULL THE PLUGS, SEE IF YOU CAN ROTATE IT OUT

AN OIL CHANGE MAY BE IN ORDER TOO!

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Saturday, August 31st, 2013 AT 6:23 AM
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Remove the spark plugs to see if it frees up but you have likely bent or broken a connecting rod now and will be looking for a new engine. We see 3 or 4 of them every time there is flooding.

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Saturday, August 31st, 2013 AT 7:25 AM
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Thank you for you're answers. This confirms what a few of my friends said. Ithought I could get away with top end parts(valves or rockers).I guess if you play you gotta pay.

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Saturday, August 31st, 2013 AT 8:30 AM
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Nope, if there is damage, it will be the lower end. I've seen a few punch a hole right through the side of the block.

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Saturday, August 31st, 2013 AT 8:35 AM

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