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Old September 28th, 2009, 02:01 PM
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D-90 Is Afraid of Water

Help. My D-90 is afraid of water.

Last year at MAR, as I went through a decent depth puddle at high speed, the truck immediately shut off.

We tinkered around with the distributor but there was not signs of water getting into it. About 15-20 min later it stated working again. A month later, as I was power washing that nasty MAR mud off the engine, same thing happened.

I was hoping the experts in the forum could list a few things for me to check before heading done again this year. Yes, short notice but better late than never.

Thanks in advance.

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Old September 28th, 2009, 02:14 PM
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its not some much as water getting in, its more of a condensation issue
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Old September 29th, 2009, 10:41 AM
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Do you mean condensation in the distributor cap? If not where else?

Thanks.
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First off don't drive through the deep water fast. It will splash all up in the engine area. drive at it slow and steady and push the water away. also put di-electric grease on all the distributor plug caps and all the end leads that go to the spark plugs.

remember its a gas engine so its not water proof at all.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 09:51 AM
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Mine doesn't like water in the engine bay either. I have found every time it will not run or start there is moisture in the connectors associated with the ignition amplifier module (either hung on he side of the distributor or remotely mounted on the left inner fender well). Pull those connectors and check for moisture. I have sine gone with dielectric paste in them
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