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Old February 17th, 2012, 07:45 PM
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Trouble after a deep water ,V-8

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A water crossing was much deeper than I thought the other day..
got through it ok but...
Now I seem to be running rich.., backfiring in first and second,trembles when I give her more than 3/4 throttle "loss of power". and had a glowing red hot Cat converter. I cleaned the distributer making sure it wasnt wet inside, no luck. Im also smelling a much stronger than normal fuel smell coming from the exhaust.. Any quick ideas to the culprit before I start tearing into her tommorow? thinking I messed up the timing some how?
saving up for a diesel...
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Old February 17th, 2012, 08:06 PM
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Check to see if water got into the storage compartment under the passenger seat where the ECU is located...it may be wet.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 08:12 PM
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Diesel this diesel that.

I wonder if hitting cold water with hot catalytic converters damaged the guts? I did this once on a Z71.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Stupid question but did you pull the leads off the plugs as well and make sure those aren't wet?
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Old February 17th, 2012, 09:14 PM
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Red hot cats usually point to the guts chucking it in.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 09:39 PM
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The ECU got wet or an O2 got wet. Take the ECU out and dry it out to start.
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