Questions tagged [hydrolock]

A condition where liquid fills a cylinder on an internal combustion engine and prevents the engine from operating normally due to being hydraulically locked due to the liquids interference.

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Afraid to crank engine - how can I tell if my cylinders are flooded with water?

Backdrop We had really heavy rains here today. I was in my '99 M5, idling in traffic when I noticed the brake pedal feel became really notchy. When I let go of the brakes the pedal would not travel ...