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something is getting wet under my hood

 
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:42 PM
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something is getting wet under my hood

any ideas on what my problem is? every now and then when i go through mud puddles something under my hood is getting wet and it boggs out my truck. then it kills my battery and i got to give it a day to dry out before i can jump my truck!
i heard the best way to seal up electrical componets is to spray liquid electrical tape on them...is that true?
 
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ohhh if i had a penny....
 
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any ideas on what my problem is? every now and then when i go through mud puddles something under my hood is getting wet and it boggs out my truck. then it kills my battery and i got to give it a day to dry out before i can jump my truck!
i heard the best way to seal up electrical componets is to spray liquid electrical tape on them...is that true?
I bought some really spiffy electrical insulation spray but I have more faith in good ol' fashioned di electric grease. It's been used for years for off road motorcycles and 3 wheelers etc.

If I was real serious, I'd get a spray bottle and hit things/connections/wires one at a time until it died.

Kinda the same with hot/cold problems.

Hair dryer and compressed air combo works great for the ignition unit in the distributor.

Heat it up, it croaks, cool it off it works...
makes it easier to justify buying a new one.
 
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thanks bud..the good old fashion greese your talking about.... white luithium grease? ive been useing that on my dirtbikes an quads for years! is that the grease yur talking about?
 
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Dielectric grease. Not white lithium.

-Rod
 
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The truck is getting age on it.....Maybe its just havin' some incintinence issues.....

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Liquid tape will seal it, as long as you want a real hassel trying to get connectors open again if it doesn't work. There are various ways to seal connectors, but the best way is to try an locate which electrical connection is causing the problem. Start with the basics and check all major connections by taking them apart and checking for corrosion and moisture. Clean the connectors and reseal with dielectric grease. Spray down all wires with a moisture displacing electrically rated lube like LPS. They make various grades of sprays depending on your needs. It will take some work if you want to do it right.
 
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i use autolite pro plug wires, silicone on the distributor, block plates on the coil and other things and i do this and havent stalled out once.[IMG][/IMG]
ok maybe some other things too but you got to pay to know that, lol.
 
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That title... why does it sound sexy?.

But really... Look for a distributor cap with a breather and seal the cap properly to the distributor, that's the main issue, i travel a lot and go through deep fordings every now and then, that's the only thing killing your engine.
 
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i was waiting for a busted washer squirker line
 
 
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