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Old 10-09-2002   #1
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Drive thru Puddle = Smoke

As I entered the bank, I went through a puddle of water that was about 2-3 inches deep, due to the massive amt of rain we've had recently. I went through at maybe about 15mph and water splashed as it should. My windows were rolled down and I hear this "tsssssssssssssssss...." sound and I see smoke come from my driver side wheel area. What do you think it could have been? My car is stock Enginewise, but I have it lowered w/ 17" rims. Nothing is wrong with my car, well at least it didn't seem like anything yet. What do you guys suppose it was? I think maybe it was the heat of my rotors when water hit it? ....
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im guessing your brakes were hot and when the water hit the brakes, its just steamed.. i duno, my logical $0.02
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I popped the hood and there was water all over the bottom of some of the engine components, but I was in the water for less than a second, so I dont think anything burned. It was just a wierd situation so I just wanted to find out. I think it was my breaks maybe to.... Thanx Hotek..
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That happens to me all the time...I actually look for puddles to do it in too...its a combo of the brakes being hot as well as water splashing on ur VERY hot engine components & exhaust pipes...no biggie...


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yeah no biggie alright,the guy may have his engine block cracked without knowing it,check for any leaks and repair it asap.
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yeah no biggie alright,the guy may have his engine block cracked without knowing it,check for any leaks and repair it asap.[hr]
Driving through a mud puddle is not going to crack a engine block, think about it, you can run cold water through a engine while its hot and it won't crack, Inboard Motors on boats do it all the time.
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It wasn't mud, but it was water... And crack?? [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-frown.gif[/IMG] I hope not...
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It wasn't mud, but it was water... And crack?? [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-frown.gif[/IMG] I hope not...[hr]
Believe me on this one, you will NOT crack a engine block from running through standing water, it would have to so hot for it to crack that the engine would probably seize up before then.

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oh is that right solar...inboard boat motor didnt start off with a pipin hot motor b4 it gets in the water either cus if it did,,, u know that block may get hairline crack that u cant see,hope my friend svong didnt have any problem,it was smoke he said comin from the wheel,lets hope the brake line didnt crack cus i know japanese car r cheap on using rubber/plastic parts.
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oh is that right solar...inboard boat motor didnt start off with a pipin hot motor b4 it gets in the water either cus if it did,,, u know that block may get hairline crack that u cant see,hope my friend svong didnt have any problem,it was smoke he said comin from the wheel,lets hope the brake line didnt crack cus i know japanese car r cheap on using rubber/plastic parts.[hr]
A motor block is not going to crack with water pouring on it, the boat therory still holds true also. Of course I'm replying to the guy that said that the "W" on the oil bottle stands for weight.
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Think about this... Wouldn't it be just rediculous if it was possible to crack an engine block while driving through a puddle? People would be swerving all around puddles, you couldn't drive in the rain... etc. This is one of the funniest posts around!! [IMG]i/expressions/laugh2.gif[/IMG]
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Hmm, for some reason I'm confused and I feel bad for bringing up the subject and have people hate eachother...
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