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Re: Sabre Fuel Solenoid question
I say sell it for what you can and move on. If the engine had enough water to float oil into the carb and such, it's probably done for. You're bound to have untold electrical problems forever.
If you're determined to try, you need to drain that hydro, period. "doesn't look like" and "level seems ok" doesn't cut it. That engine needs to be drained, flushed, and repeated several times until you see no water or milky oil coming out. After that, it's still probably going to smoke like a chimney, because your rings are likely rusted to **** from sitting in the water, and it could easily be full of silt, also. If you're lucky, it'll just stay smoking, and they won't break or score the cylinder walls.
There's a reason flooded vehicles are totaled, even when they do work ok after. You're beginning to find out why. You're looking at putting a good chunk of money into that thing, only to have an engine or hydro go later.
With the financial situation you describe, I just don't see this as being a smart move, sorry.
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