Oooop......Hydraulic AGAIN!

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 10:13
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I think i might have hydraulic locked my diesel motor AGAIN! P.O.S.

One of these days ill get around to having a snorkel made. (should have done this the day i bought the damn ute)

Its on my Nissan 720, the air cleaner is a K&N style cone filter that sits behind the left headlight, before running up into the turbo. I went though a creek that was 1" deep AT THE MOST (didnt even come near as deep as my knees). Idled down really low revs in 2nd gear and just virtually rolled through a creek about 4m across, and that caused enough water splash under the bonnet to splash enought water over that air cleaner to lock it motor!!!!!

Its a bit of a mystery to me, and my mates.....but, im well practiced at pulling the motor now, have done it 4 times in the last year, only takes me about 1.5 hours.

To top it all off, the next night, some plick stole my MP3 stereo and guage set out of the ute when it was parked out the front......

4 Sale, 720 dual cab, slightly down on compression in 1 cylender.....otherwise top condition (no stereo). $5. hehehehehehe

NUTS!
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 10:34

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 10:34
Sounds like a little more that that to me. I was in more water on the roads in Sydney last week in the Torrential downpour... Good luck. Michael
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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 10:56

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 10:56
Your lower legs are 1" long ?
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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 13:21

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 13:21
Maybe consider changing your name to "tatoo" from fantasy Island rather than cruisernut ay..what ya recon guys ? :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 16:08

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 16:08
"Maybe consider changing your name to "tatoo" from fantasy Island rather than cruisernut ay..what ya recon guys ? :-)"

LOL..... Toooo funny Angelo!!!!!!!!!! LOL......
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Follow Up By: NissanNut - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 20:22

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 20:22
1", 1' ??? what i meant was about a foot.

yeah, i might get an outboard to put on the tailgate hey....
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Follow Up By: hoyks - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 15:40

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 15:40
He was lying down.;-)
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 11:16

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 11:16
I think Airflow make a 720 snorkel ... under $300.00!
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Follow Up By: NissanNut - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 20:59

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 20:59
No such luck...
from the listings i found, they only make one for Navara 2.7D. I havent tried contacting them though....they arent easy to find on the web...only found them on www.4wdworld.com.au
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 23:46

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 23:46
The factory is in Dromana, VIC. I was sure they made for 720!
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 14:26

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 14:26
Just sell the dog er 720
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Reply By: Member - Allan R (WA) - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 13:30

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 13:30
Nissannut

I had a 720, same problem with not being able to find a snorkal. I guess by the age of the vehicle looks won't be too important. I found a cheap working option that dosn't look too pretty but proved its worth. Got some double skinned wire re enforced air hose about 3-4 inch and after squashing the air intake pipe round and hose clamping it on cut a hole in the guard and by screwing some hose clamps to the windsceen pillar attach the hose followed by insertion of a ram. I know it is rough but it works. Run the engine and spray some aerostart around any joins to check for leaks. I did a 200m water crossing with the max depth at 1m. Check the rubber seal to the inlet manifold as this was 1 of the leaks in mine.
Good luck.

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