"cameo" wrote in message
A while back as I was driving through a 2" deep puddle on a rainy night
at about 25 mph, the engine of my '94 Accord suddenly stopped as if I
removed the ignition key. Before I got out of the car I tried to start
up the engine again and after some labored cranking it came alive and I
was able to slowly clear the puddle. Then I was able to drive home and
never had a similar incident again. True, I never hit a similar puddle,
either, but I still wonder what could have caused it when the car's
electrical parts are pretty well insulated from street water splashes
under the car. So I wonder how common such incidents with Hondas are and
what could the most common cause be. Any of you experienced it, too?
Only car I had where I experienced a "drown-out" was a 1964 Jaguar XKE. The
distributor was located at the lower right front part of the engine - behind
the radiator. The solution was to wrap it in a "baggy" or avoid driving it
in a downpour. Never had a problem in any Honda.