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Old 11-12-2006, 08:44 AM   #1
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I parked my car in my buddies steep driveway yesterday and left it there for 2.5 hours. I opened the hatch to put my stuff in the back and noticed the tank was really low. I thought, since the install is new that there could be a leak. I searched but could not find one. I figured I'd call my mechanic on Monday and he would figure it out. I tried to start it and guess what happened? It turned over a few times. I tried a second time and that was it! I'm assuming hydrolock. Today, I am going to remove the plugs and try to blowout the liquid. I hope it works. On monday I'm calling the manufacturer and going to ask why my kit didn't come with some sort of valve to prevent this? I really hope there is no damage!
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:32 AM   #2
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What type of WI kit do you have?
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Old 11-12-2006, 01:16 PM   #3
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Well if there is no famamge to the motor, which you will be lucky you didnt breaka rod, a checkvalve is a simple fix. Coolingmist has a nice one that is simple to install and would prevent any of this. Good luck.
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Old 11-12-2006, 02:05 PM   #4
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Snow. I dont think this kind of thing should have happened. I almost gaurantee it was NOT an install issue ( 3rd one from Snow in one week and like 8 WI in two weeks from this tuner). A professional install no doubt.

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Well if there is no famamge to the motor, which you will be lucky you didnt breaka rod, a checkvalve is a simple fix. Coolingmist has a nice one that is simple to install and would prevent any of this. Good luck.
Yes, the car is fine, however there could be some sinarios that could cause a problem, but this one turns out ok. Yes, a checkvalve ftw! Going thru the Snow instructions, it looks like they fo not use a checkvalve.
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Old 11-12-2006, 02:15 PM   #5
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The snow pumps do have a checkvalve built in, it is nice to install a second one in line but I have been using the snow kit for well over a year on my evo now and have not had this issue once. Let me know if you need any help with anything...sorry to hear about your situation and I hope all is well with your motor...
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Old 11-12-2006, 05:27 PM   #6
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Well, I got the plugs out and had my buddy turn the motor over a few times. I could see liquid blowing out. I put the plugs back in and she started right up. Question is, what is the best way to prime the system?
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Manually ground the system yourself. For my setup, which uses a pressure switch, I just disconnect the ground going to the switch and touch it to the strut tower bolts until the nozzle sprays liquid.
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:33 AM   #8
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Manually ground the system yourself. For my setup, which uses a pressure switch, I just disconnect the ground going to the switch and touch it to the strut tower bolts until the nozzle sprays liquid.
Thanks for the tip. I'm going to check with my mechanic to if if that will work with my setup. If it does, I wont have to drive 1+ to have him do it.

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