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Engine Flood Damage Help!!!!
#1
just drove the van through a small ford and it just stoped.. is there anyway of curing this problem????

any help would be really good

Thanks in advance,

Kersh
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#2
Did it just cut out? Does it turn over now or anything...? And how deep did you go?
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#3
it just cut out completly and to just over the bottom of the bumper and didnt turn over..
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#4
Have you fixed it yet? Is it a petrol or diesel ? If it is still not going take the air filter and plugs out (spark or glow) then try to turn the engine over this should get rid of any water out of the engine.Then put them back in and try to start.
If it is a deisel it might have bent a rod or jumped a tooth on the timming belt depending how fast the engine was running when it sucked up the water.
The air filter is quite low so always make sure that the clips are done up.
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#5
Kersh. What engine in your Bilingo? Otto or Diesel?
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#6
Hi, Where is the lowest point that air is sucked in? Is there any way to seal this and have it only taken in higher up at the bonnet cross member? It concerns me as the road to work floods sometimes! xx bigsacs
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#7
Don't have a "Nuts and Bolts" solution but sounds like you need a tube or "snorkel" for want of a better description. I know they fit them to Land Rovers together with high level exhausts. You would probably have to get something fabricated.
I have seen footage of Landy's completely immersed and still going but I don't think I personally would put my Berlingo through all that....
Berlingo Multispace 2.0HDI '54 reg Mediterranean Blue
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#8
hi big sacs
did mean to worry anyone the air intake is fairly high on most of the engines.What I was meaning was the air filter housing its self is quite low and if it wasn't clipped on properly then it could suck the air in there but if it is on properly it wont suck in from there.
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(10-12-2010, 11:02 AM)bigsacs Wrote:  Hi, Where is the lowest point that air is sucked in? Is there any way to seal this and have it only taken in higher up at the bonnet cross member? It concerns me as the road to work floods sometimes! xx bigsacs

How about doing something like this?


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or modifying something like this?

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I think you might get a few comments from the off-road fraternity though!





2005 Berlingo Multispace 1.6i Desire (Iron Grey)

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.


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