I don't think fresh water is as bad as antifreeze, but more
knowledgeable folks will comment.
The fact is you were smart enough to get the water out of the cylinders
before attempting a restart and bending a rod. You got the water out of
the crankcases too and any tiny risidual will quickly burn off with no
ill effects. That must have been some really high water for you to have
water in the crankcase as everything is fairly well sealed. And If it
was that high, I would expect other problems with wiring, sensors,
Last summer I had the same thing happen to me in my '95 Beretta. Removed
plugs, turned over (water shot a good 20 feet), changed oil/filter and air
filter, which was soaked). Also did new plugs and plug wires while I was at
it. Drove it around town for about an hour, changed oil/filter again. I
haven't seen any ill effects from this and it was almost a year ago.
As long as you didn't let it sit for an extended amount of time with
the water in there you'll be fine. After the oil is changed, check the
dipstick a few times to make sure you don't still have water in there.
It will be kind of milky/foamy if you have water in it. Kind of a bad
location for the air intake on the bonneville, if I remeber correctly
the intake is at the same height as the bottom of the bumper.
Thank you Harry. I wondered why that thought died. A puddle that stalls
the engine from the air inlet is not enough to get water in the
crankcase. Water would need to be very high indeed and the dipstick or
some other vent type area would need to be breached. The tiniest amount
might pass through the ring gaps, but not enough to worry about after
he drove it around.
its the acidity of the antifreeze that harms the bearings...residual
water will just settle to the bottom of the oil pan
lots of run time and frequent oil changes are the best thing...it
should all be ok...i'd be checking your trans.
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