I’m new to this site, it’s a fountain of knowledge. I understand Diesel engines, but my petrol / gas engine knowledge is flaky at best.
2 days ago the heavens opened and I had about an hours drive through heavy rain and partial flood waters. The car got me home. When I restarted the car it started fine but after about 500 metres after coming down the gears it started sputtering as if it was going to stall. Which it then did. I managed to restart and get to a safe place.
I’ve started at idle and left for 30mins with no problems except I have small amounts of white smoke, and water from the tail pipe. Tried to drive again, was ok at speed but when slowing down same stalling issues occurred. The distributor is sealed, and looked dry on the outside, the oil looks fine and not milky and apart from that I’m stuck, I’m hoping it’s not hydrolocked.