View Full Version : wheeling near foley lake

01-24-2010, 10:52 PM
we headed up past a gate that closes at 2pm, it kept climbing an climbing till we hit snow. the jeeps couldn't go any farther then raz had to lower his tire pressure an schooled both of us making it up the hill, an exploring somemore in the snow. but that got old fast an we headed down to foley lake for a fire an food till raz decided to play in the creek till he found a whole :eek: hahaha











pulled the glow plugs an pumped all the water out, it started up just fine after but while we were in town his trany started acting up do to to much water in it. got a toe home [36]

it was a good day though [36] [36]

01-24-2010, 10:56 PM
Glad I rode with Raz was fun in the snow and IN the water:D

Was a fun day, feels good to put socks on again:)

01-24-2010, 10:59 PM
JJ you are always having fun

01-24-2010, 11:13 PM
I feel so sorry for that g wagon :o

01-24-2010, 11:18 PM

01-24-2010, 11:48 PM
My shoe came out with the running water. Did anybody get it?! I only wore those once :(
It was a good day [36]

01-25-2010, 12:23 AM
lol awesome

01-25-2010, 12:29 AM
it was too short of a day, but very interesing indeed, I guess thats what makes it so fun!

Thanks for the hinies! [cheers] [cheers]

01-25-2010, 03:02 AM

that's a expensive swimming pool

01-25-2010, 07:07 AM
That's why you strap JJ to the front bumper to tell you if it's OK.

01-25-2010, 08:38 AM
Nice pics, looks like a good trip even into the creek!

01-25-2010, 10:02 AM
looks like that got deep fast..... and it looks like those heavy g wagons dont float... good u got her out...

Momma Taz
01-25-2010, 10:10 AM
I am glad to see my old man ain't the only one to go under water while Nick is around!LOL

lincoln locked
01-25-2010, 10:30 AM
wow that kinda sucks but with a little work im sure you will have it back in the bush in no time great pics

01-25-2010, 10:51 AM
Looks like a good day out , nice pics... Hope all goes well with your rig , raz .. [cheers]

01-25-2010, 11:02 AM
sweet man you will have to put flippers on it next

01-25-2010, 11:10 AM
looks like a good time.. good to here all made it out...

01-25-2010, 11:16 AM
G-Wagon ain't a u-boat

01-25-2010, 11:19 AM
probably water in diff, tran, ....
usually it will act even more after it seats for a while

Metal Mulisha
01-25-2010, 11:21 AM
Good stuff guys, i woulda been there if i coulda got my garage door open:mad0217:

01-25-2010, 11:27 AM
Good stuff guys, i woulda been there if i coulda got my garage door open:mad0217:

:D :D :D
I have heard all kinda stuff except this one

Lieutenant Johnson
01-25-2010, 12:22 PM
wow great pics!

Love the boat as well!!

01-25-2010, 12:31 PM
So did the snorkel have a leak in it?

01-25-2010, 01:26 PM
Yes, I guess it would be good practice to always chek the snorkel plumbing before attempting this.

I wanted to thank everybody for getting me out of there, and hangin out with me till the tow truck came.[cheers]

Honestly, I don't see why this is a problem. Tonight I'll change all fluids, and once the truck is dried up it's gonna be nothing but a good storry to tell later.
I actually want to go do it again, and make it all the way through, only in the Summer this time!

Thanks again everybody there for helping me out!

01-25-2010, 01:56 PM
Hey Raz

Heard through a friend that it would be a good idea to check your turbo bearings as well , maybe rebuild it :dontknow:

01-25-2010, 02:09 PM
nice vid, i really like the shoe flowing out. hope you got it back

01-25-2010, 02:50 PM
Hey Raz

Heard through a friend that it would be a good idea to check your turbo bearings as well , maybe rebuild it :dontknow:

I'll check the turbo as well, thanks!

Aparently the best way is to flush the tranny instead of just changing the fluid. Since I can drain my torque converter and my cooler lines I was thinking to do a couple of oil changes over the next week, but maybe I should look more into this.

01-25-2010, 03:50 PM
suposedly it did float. for a while. till it filled up :D

somewhere.. floating slowly around foley lake...


also put a space heater under the trani, it will slowly heat the water and eventually it will help evaporate it out (wont be quick, but it will help a little bit) I used a propane heater under a diff, it cooked all the water out of it (was in the bush hunting, had no gear oil and it had a bunch of water in it, so I left it for a couple days with a propane heater under it.. cooked all the water out)

01-25-2010, 04:39 PM
Just called a shop to see what they have to say.
Aparently the transmission is garbage, and it needs a complete rebuild. 1800$ +tax if I do the re&re. RIGHT!
Aparently the bands come apart as soon as they come in contact with water.:dontknow:

01-25-2010, 11:21 PM
ahh shitty to hear that.

yeah l went and picked up the shoe. it didn't float too far away.

01-26-2010, 12:55 AM
Ah no worries man, those guys are crazy.
I did 2 oil changes today and it's much better. I drove it arround got the fluid hot drained it and put new one in...drove again. When the fluid is new (just leaving my place) it works great, then I can feel it slip a little as it starts to mix with the old fluid. So I think once I do enough oil changes and get rid of all the nasty stuff, it'll be just fine. If not, 600$ for a used tranny.
Untill then...[36]

01-26-2010, 06:41 PM
Nice pics did he bring his life jacket?

01-27-2010, 01:15 AM
The G is alive! After 2 flushes, and 2 more oil changes today I left my neighourhood and drove it for about 200Km. After going on steep hills, full bore, it acts up a little untill it cools down again, so I think maybe 2 more oil changes and hopefully it will be fine. Being able to drain the torque converter on this truck helped a lot I think.
I feel lucky is running again :) at least we made it top right [36]

Are we still missing some pics? I thought it was a 3'rd camera there.

01-27-2010, 02:37 AM
I way to build up heat fast is to stall the converter(do a brake stand without the tires spinning) Don't do it for too long though(less than 30 seconds) because it builds up heat really fast and burn things up.

01-27-2010, 07:52 AM
Good to hear Raz

When we going back :D

Yeah Tony was taking pics where are those

01-27-2010, 10:28 AM
Yes, brake stand builds heat fast... The question is if I actually want that :) I'm thinking maybe better take it easy for a while and let all the crap slowly come out. This way I don't risk anything.

Well, JJ if you're talking going for a dip, I think we better wait till the water is warm. :D
It seems that the way to go is to plumb all breathers into the intake, and pressure test the system at 2psi. :dontknow:

Ok, gotta go work, trying to get off early to make it to the city hall tonight.