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p&g
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BATON ROUGE
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Need little mechanic help with my mule, bc I’m not one
Drowned it out yest eve going to stand

Water wasn’t terribly deep 2-2.5’
Just stalled out


Winched out
Engine Won’t turn over just clicks

Took the Breather box off and good bit of water poured out air filter hole.
I just left it there.... go back later this week and get it when water goes down.

If it still won’t turn over what should I do?
Obv I’ll change oil out again.


Thank!
This post was edited on 11/29 at 8:46 am


Catahoula20LSU
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re: Need little mechanic help with my mule, bc I’m not one
Go back now and bring a battery with you. Pull. The spark plugs and turn it over. Change the oil and and air filter. Wipe up any water in your air filter housing. Check your gas for water. Then see if you can get it started. Bring it home and change the oil again. Hopefully you didn’t ruin the rings on your pistons. But do this now as soon as the rain stops. You don’t water sitting in your engine


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lsujunky
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re: Need little mechanic help with my mule, bc I’m not one
Change oil where it sits before doing anything else. Pull spark plug and and turn over the engine with the plug out because the cylinder is full of water maybe even spray some WD40 or pour some gas down the cylinder and turn it over to try and get the water out. Then run it for a few minutes and drain the oil again. Keep changing the oil till it’s not milky after running it.


p&g
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BATON ROUGE
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re: Need little mechanic help with my mule, bc I’m not one
Ok

There’s no way I can get to it till water goes down

I left breather box off

I’ll bring tools to change oil and plug but I’ll be 2-3 days at least
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Redlos
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re: Need little mechanic help with my mule, bc I’m not one
So water sitting in engine is bad, but your cylinder walls won’t rust if totally full. They will if you drain and air gets to them. So as soon as you pull plugs and drain, be ready to treat walls of cylinders.

Pickling Engine

I used the following guidance when my Yamaha F250 got submerged in 2016 flood. It’s still running strong today following my “pickling”. I used diesel fuel for cleaning crankcase and fogging oil spray for all the cylinders. Changed out plugs and all oil/fuel filters on rig.

Good luck


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