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How Do I Dry Out My 6.7

I have a 2015 truck with a Cummins 6.7 and FS6406-A transmission that got a little wet ...... well really wet, the truck went into a pond and the entire truck was under water for more than 24 hours. It has now dripped dry and I want to see if I can revive it.

I would like to hear from members who have actually been through this and learn from their experience getting a truck like mine on the road again. I want to start with the engine. The trans is a straight forward flush as it a manual trans. I believe that the electrical hardware is going to be the biggest issue , the ECU, PCM and connector pin corrosion. The other components is going to be a one at a time process.

The interior is going to be something else, dash. switches, gages, and wire harnesses.

What do you say, fix it or sell it ????


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Is there an insurance claim on it?
I would think itís a total loss


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I bought it back for $800

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Fix or sell is totally dependent on your budget/timeline and goal for the truck IMO.

If your DIY on the weekends only and want it reliable within a month or two then I would punt and part it out. Labor is expensive and equipment to read things properly is as well if you don’t have access to them.

If budget isn’t a concern really (relatively speaking) and it’s not needed in a hurry I say go for it.

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Have you tried to turn the key to the run position yet? I am curious to see if it will even power up.
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Have you tried to turn the key to the run position yet? I am curious to see if it will even power up.
That could be a very expensive experiment.

Maybe if we start telling people that the brain is an app, they will start using it?

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All the wires and plugs have gotten wet. The best case is that you can unplug and dry them all out. The worst is that they have started to corrode already. The same is to be said of the ab interior. You will have pond scum in many hard to clean places and will need to be cleaned really well. The interior foam should be replaced and the cab metal steam cleaned.


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You're gonna have water ingestion into the the engine. DO NOT TURN IT OVER!
You will need to remove the water from the engine, combustion chambers, oil, trans, fuel tank, transfer case, both diffs., DEF tank, and power steering before you do anything else.

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Just like in the ref link, there has to be a lot of clean-up and verification of water intrusion before I would even turn the engine over by hand. Jimmy N is absolutely correct, trying to run the engine at this stage could/would be a disaster.

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Just too much truck to give up on it ...... I'm retired and have the time

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Then drain the fluids, remove the injectors and blow out the cylinders. You'll want to lube the
cylinders so they don't rust. Then refill the oil, drain the fuel system. Soak the injectors and blow
them out. Reinstall them, add fuel and see if it will start.

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Aside from the mechanical end of it, as I understand it, electronics are best left to dry out on their own.
Which can take quite a while, and the odds that they're still happy after the dunking aren't all that great.

Maybe if we start telling people that the brain is an app, they will start using it?

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