StanH

Flooded?

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Went through a flood last night - all OK. This morning am totally unable to engage a gear and suspect that the clutch is either flooded or too wet to operate.

Is this just a matter of waiting it out to dry out, or is there anything I can do to get going?

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Went through a flood last night - all OK. This morning am totally unable to engage a gear and suspect that the clutch is either flooded or too wet to operate.

Is this just a matter of waiting it out to dry out, or is there anything I can do to get going?

I flood my Levin engine by just cleaning it mate,

Disconnect the battery and leave it for 2-3days

Check your fuses aswell,

Spark plugs should be dry because the ignition. Leads will have sealed them from water getting in.

Clean out your induction box aswell.

Some fuel additive will help expel moisture when running again,

And to be 100% sure all is good,

Id get the fluids changed in the new year to ensure water is not in gearbox oil or engine oil.

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Thanks, Lenny, engine started OK but with clutch fully depressed only got grinding of gears so assumed clutch not doing its job.

Anyway, had an idea - put it in reverse before trying to start engine, turned key , starter moved car and something freed.

All OK now

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Thanks, Lenny, engine started OK but with clutch fully depressed only got grinding of gears so assumed clutch not doing its job.

Anyway, had an idea - put it in reverse before trying to start engine, turned key , starter moved car and something freed.

All OK now

All good mate,

Glad you got it sorted,

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What happened here was that you went through water deep enough for it to enter the clutch housing. This has stuck your clutch friction disc to the flywheel. Putting in a gear and then holding the clutch down is the standard way of clearing this fault so good on you for sorting this out. I have saved several people money by doing this in the past after flood conditions when I worked as a mechanic. You shouldn't get any more trouble with this, stay out of deep water though, you will have been within an ace of getting water into your engine and waving goodbye to your car.

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