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Old 04-24-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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As unbiased people.. allow me to ask you...

I own a 2008 Honda Ridgeline. Late last month, I drove the truck through some standing water, and Hydrolocked the engine. My gut feeling is that the stock intake would be prone to sucking up water in the right situation.

Now, had this been you, and while you're on the side of the road waiting for a tow.. and a guy in a Ford Focus drives through the same water and has no problems.

Would you be pissed off?
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I don't get how water could get in there, is there a snorkel that goes way down or something?
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I'd be mad as hell. But then again I wouldn't own a Honda Ridgeline.
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I'd be mad as hell. But then again I wouldn't own a Honda Ridgeline.


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it goes in through the scoop and down, makes 180 degree bend and back into the airbox.







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Old 04-24-2008, 02:18 PM   #6
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Holy freaking vacuum, Batman!!

I'd be seriously pissed, but that seems like a hell of a long twisty up-and-down route and a lot of volume to fill up to get to a hydrolock. My friend's Q45 did it, but the intake was a lot closer to the ground than yours. Water must have been really deep, or you made an impressive bow wave.
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Pissed off? Certainly. I hate waiting for towtrucks. Never takes less than 2 hours.

I sucked a good deal of sandy sea water into my 250k mi Toyota truck engine crossing a river delta at Pizmo. Pulled the plugs, turned engine over to purge, changed oil (at the beach), that's all. Fired it up, went wheeling that day, drove another 30k miles before I sold it.

You didn't mention any damage. Can you get it running?
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did you dive off a cliff into the water?
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No cliffs were involved. The water crossing was much deeper than I thought.
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i don't see how you h-locked that ish. Probably just got something wet.


Yes, I'd be pissed.
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i don't see how you h-locked that ish. Probably just got something wet.


Yes, I'd be pissed.
+1....i cant see how you'd suck in enough water with that half-mile long intake to do it.
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Pissed off? Certainly. I hate waiting for towtrucks. Never takes less than 2 hours.

I sucked a good deal of sandy sea water into my 250k mi Toyota truck engine crossing a river delta at Pizmo. Pulled the plugs, turned engine over to purge, changed oil (at the beach), that's all. Fired it up, went wheeling that day, drove another 30k miles before I sold it.

You didn't mention any damage. Can you get it running?
Bent rod. Replacing short block.
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damn dude, you have no luck
warranty?
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I had the truck towed to the dealer. They instantly denied any warranty claim when they found water in engine. They also suck at returning phone calls in a timely fashion are fairly rude, and treat their customers like they are all morons.

I ended up having the truck towed out to a local shop that specializes in hondas..

I claimed it on my comprehensive insurance policy. Total to date is $4543.42, including 2 tows, 1 dealer diagnosis, and the actual parts and labor.
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yuk, hey at least you can claim it.
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I would have waited for the other guy to go through, then maybe followed his path? I guess you will have learned about crossing water and the need for a snorkle? or at least have know about your intake?

AND, we all wonder why our insurance rates are high? Claiming on your comprehensive? Sorry but, your comprehension of water hazzards was low while the water hazzard was much higher.

Waiting on a tow truck does take a while, waiting on repairs takes longer. The only person that you should have been pissed at is yourself. You should always know your limitations and the risks, then you have better information to make decisions upon.

I drive a Miata, I would have taken the ferry.
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Sorry but, your comprehension of water hazzards was low while the water hazzard was much higher.
It's cool. I've taken every kind of abuse one could imagine over this, over on the ridgeline forum.

I just want some perspective from other people.

As for the hazard, I've driven pretty much every car I've ever owned through this same place, including one of the two miatas.. Never had a problem.
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more proof that the ridgeline is not a truck!
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more proof that the ridgeline is not a truck!
Nothing like getting hate on one forum for owning a miata, and then hate on another forum for owning a Ridgeline.
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I wouldn't call the responses here "hate" because you own a Ridgeline, this is a Miata forum, no one hates you because you drive/have a Miata. Probably the same could be said over on the Ridgeline forum, place for Ridgeline discussions not Miatas. No one 'hates' you, they may have criticized you about the water crossing, but then, that is not hate.

As far as the Ridgeline being a 'truck', in my perspective it's a tonka truck, no different than a Frontier or any other small, 1/4 ton payload (at best) truck. I have heard people call Explorers and other SUV body style vehicles a truck when they are actually just SUV's or glorified station wagons. Still, no 'hate' coming out of me, just maybe some clarification as to why your interpretation of constructive albeit sarcastic criticism is not in line with what 'hate' is composed.

FYI - take a look at my sig and you will understand my def of a truck.
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