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Old January 10th, 2011, 09:48 PM
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rolled over rover....

o.k. so we wound up laying on our side, drivers side door down. a soft landing. Tires and rims being replaced tommorrow, the only causualty. My question is maybe silly, .... I am hoping that someone reads this who has also parked sideways and driven away after. Starting it up, I have checked fluid levels, all is good. Is there anything else I should be concerned with? anything I should be checking? As soon I realized the wheels were no longer in contact with the ground, I had shut the engine off... Started it briefly to move it off the tow. before I start it for real though I wanted to be sure that I dont over look anything.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 09:59 PM
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Old January 10th, 2011, 10:06 PM
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I have seen several truck on their sides...mostly discos. As long as you waited long enough to have the oil drain back down into the engine, you should be ok.

Tires and wheels are being replaced, because they were badly damaged? How is the body and cage? Is your truck a SW or ST?
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Old January 10th, 2011, 10:07 PM
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Start it up. If it runs, your good. If not, pull the plugs and crank it for a while, then replace plugs. You will be fine.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 10:13 PM
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I not only rolled mine but landed on the roof first before ending on it side in a ditch.. Lost a sh*% load of petrol. We pushed it back on its wheel and start it up. It needed a recovery truck to pull it out of the ditch and I drove it away. As other have said, let the oil drain back to the sump first and it should be alright. I do not get the part where you need the rims to be replace?
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Old January 10th, 2011, 11:12 PM
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Skimmed a rock at the side of the road with passenger front wheel, peeled the edge of the rim making an aluminum pretzel. The loss of the front wheel caused the truck to drift off the road, lining the passenger rear wheel up the the same rock, cracked the rim, (both tires are blown). Tracking off road into snow, sucking the truck right up a snow pile. Gravity laid it on its side. I turned the engine off as soon as I realized the wheels were no longer in contact with the ground. The truck, back on its feet not even a scratch, just a fender crease from the tow truck cable, almost got away unscathed. I figured that as long as the fluid levels all checked out, all would be good. I just didn't want to find out too late that I overlooked something. I didn't have a chance for pictures, though local cable tv showed up for a video and interview. I haven't seen it air. I saved the pretzel.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 11:23 PM
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I assumed it happed out on the trails. Sorry man. OK then, pics of the pretzel.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 11:41 PM
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Thanks for everyones comformation, It's always good hearing from experience. hoping to be back on the road in a few days.....
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Old January 11th, 2011, 08:48 AM
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I hate to hijack but I have always wondered the best way to right a SW after a flop on its side. It seems like a strap through the windows or to the cage would pull the roof off?
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Old January 11th, 2011, 03:08 PM
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When I pulled my buddys jeep over we hooked the strap to the frame and pulled it right over.
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Old January 11th, 2011, 03:24 PM
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attached is a picture of my pretzel. Righting the truck, from my little experience, tow truck and cables worked, but leaves marks... Next time I think tow straps and a come a long, live and learn...
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Old January 11th, 2011, 03:56 PM
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Let it sit like people said. if it doesn't start check your inertia switch and make sure it ok. it ifs tripped it will cut off the fuel pump. And it usually switches off if you roll or some close to rolling. I've tripped mine just driving on some super rough shit before.
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Old January 12th, 2011, 08:05 AM
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check your battery compartment you may have lost some battery acid, if it has you need to flush it out.
often overlooked untill the battery is left hanging alongside the frame rails.

glad to hear you walked away from it anything else is gravy.

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attached is a picture of my pretzel. Righting the truck, from my little experience, tow truck and cables worked, but leaves marks... Next time I think tow straps and a come a long, live and learn...
Wow that's awesome.
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Old January 12th, 2011, 10:38 AM
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Start it up. If it runs, your good. If not, pull the plugs and crank it for a while, then replace plugs. You will be fine.
This is what we had to do with Abeer when he flopped. Blew alot of smoke since the cylinders filled with oil but was all good afterwards and drove it home.
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