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Bent a rod today... FML... i hate friday the 13th.

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    Bent a rod today... FML... i hate friday the 13th.

    yup.
    went through a deep puddle ive been through a thousand times, guess i hit it wrong today tho. as soon as i came out the water every light in the dash light up an the loudest THAP THAP THAP THAP shook the hell out the car. i shut it off that second, had it towed to a buddies shop, an yup, bent rod. Friday the 13th blows.

    any suggestions on a new engine? should i rebuild if the block isnt trashed?

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    are you sure you bent a rod? sucking in water will cause the car to shake for a short period of time. the noise could misfire. to bend a rod you would of had to hydrolock that motor

    next question is why you going puddling with a camaro? its not a truck

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksstamp09 View Post
    yup.
    went through a deep puddle ive been through a thousand times, guess i hit it wrong today tho. as soon as i came out the water every light in the dash light up an the loudest THAP THAP THAP THAP shook the hell out the car. i shut it off that second, had it towed to a buddies shop, an yup, bent rod. Friday the 13th blows.

    any suggestions on a new engine? should i rebuild if the block isnt trashed?
    Puddles are a no no for camaros I had my engine hydrolock in one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    are you sure you bent a rod? sucking in water will cause the car to shake for a short period of time. the noise could misfire. to bend a rod you would of had to hydrolock that motor

    next question is why you going puddling with a camaro? its not a truck
    it wasnt a shake tho it was more like six people shakin the car side to side. i cranked it back up two times an it was just as bad.

    an i know it was stupid but thats the only way out besides goin the highway route where i had a very bad wreck a couple years back.

    44 days in trauma ICU (33 in a coma) was plenty for me to stay off that road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric1987 View Post
    Puddles are a no no for camaros I had my engine hydrolock in one.
    what did you do? rebuild or replace?

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    so instead of driving little more cautious on highway you chose to endanger the car? well not a decision i would of made but good luck on getting new motor for car

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    hydrolock??

    wow!!! i didnt know u could hydrolock the motor goin through puddles....i just participated in a scca event in the pouring rain driving there and back and runing the track and yes huge puddles there...one thing that did happen was on the way home my car started bogging down a little...i thought it was just a little water got through the the filter...how does the engine hydrolock???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    so instead of driving little more cautious on highway you chose to endanger the car? well not a decision i would of made but good luck on getting new motor for car
    no i choose not to endanger my life over endangering the car.

    im not even takin a chance of this happenin again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer X Vpr Klr View Post
    wow!!! i didnt know u could hydrolock the motor goin through puddles....i just participated in a scca event in the pouring rain driving there and back and runing the track and yes huge puddles there...one thing that did happen was on the way home my car started bogging down a little...i thought it was just a little water got through the the filter...how does the engine hydrolock???
    apparently ALOT got threw my filter. it bogged like you said, right before all hell broke loose lol.

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    cars and engines can be replaced.i agree with you on your route selection.a ls6 long block would be a good choice,imo,since yours is a 01 and has the ls6 intake.scroggin-dickey advertises the ls6 long block for a little over five grand
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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    cars and engines can be replaced.i agree with you.
    yup. takin a outta control 18 wheeler doin 55 in your driver side while your drivin isnt a pleasant experience. that god for old school steel.

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    dude!!! someones lookin out for you man...no doubt about it

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    dude that took me few minutes to realize that a was a late 70s early 80s pick up. no need to explain how that happend. least your living

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    im really considering the ls6,

    id like to go the crate motor route so i could get a warranty, an sell off parts of the ls1.

    an would my stock wiring harness work? with a tune id imagine?

    id love an ls3 but it seems like it requires alot more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quik View Post
    dude that took me few minutes to realize that a was a late 70s early 80s pick up. no need to explain how that happend. least your living
    yeah it was a 87. i miss it =\

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer X Vpr Klr View Post
    dude!!! someones lookin out for you man...no doubt about it
    im sure about that. when ppl see the pics they always say there is no way someone left that truck alive.

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    i believe the wiring will be ok.www.sdparts.com i have last years catalog so price may have changed.their address is in lubbock,don't know how close that is to you,but maybe shipping will not be as high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    i believe the wiring will be ok.www.sdparts.com i have last years catalog so price may have changed.their address is in lubbock,don't know how close that is to you,but maybe shipping will not be as high.
    wow thanks! thats within driving distance.

    whats the better choice of a ls2 vs. ls6?

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    i guess that's depends on your plans for future power output, my car's a daily driver not a pure strip car so i'd probably take a long block ls6 and be happy.the guy that did my tuning(www.speedsouth.com) recommended several engine combos depending on what i wanted as far as power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    i guess that's depends on your plans for future power output, my car's a daily driver not a pure strip car so i'd probably take a long block ls6 and be happy.the guy that did my tuning(www.speedsouth.com)recommended several engine combos depending on what i wanted as far as power.
    mkay thanks man appreciate the help. its a DD for now until i can find another shortwide truck, a nice one is so hard to find around here but i guess i better get my ass to lookin.

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