1998 Toyota Landcruiser Engine Flooded with water

Tiny
MICKWOSS
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  • 1998 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 135,000 MILES
Hi, my wife went into a skid in our Land Cruiser, Amazon, Diesel engine and ended up in a winter pond in a field. She is sure she turned off the engine before water got in there but water eventually would have been higher than the ar intake so I'm pretty sure water is now inside the engine.

How do I check this (i.E. To find out if water is inside the enginge and if that is the case how do I get the water out). I have not tried to start the car since it was taken out of the water but have dried carpets, electrical contacts etc.
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Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 AT 3:39 PM

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Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

Drain the oil and change the filter, replace the air filter, remove the glow plugs and SLOWLY turn the engine over by hand, DO NOT CRANK. If water is in engine it will be ejected through the glow plug hole, this will not remove all the water. If you get water keep turning till no more comes out, get this far and let me know if you do have water in the engine, you don't want to crank it over because any water in the cylinder has to be ejected through the flame port of the pre combustion chamber, this is a small opening and with a fast crank you can still cause problems, wee need to eject as much as possible before cranking and then ejecting the remainder out the exhaust.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 AT 4:40 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for this, we got the water out of the engine and its running now. Sort of. Occasionally the engine warning light comes on and when I turn the ignition on the hazard lights keep flashing. Also SRS airbag indicator is lit. Any ideas?
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Thursday, December 31st, 2009 AT 12:55 PM

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