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I recently put my ford transit 2009 2.4 in a water logged ditch the aa recovered me and the van drove fine for around 5 miles then it started to blow white smoke and lost all power I had to get towed home and the van won't start now any ideas

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Sounds like you may have gotten water into the air intake somehow as this would cause white smoke, hope the block isn't cracked.

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Hi Mark,
Probably water is in the fuel, and the distributor could have moisture in it. The best way to clean the distributor, is to use denatured alcohol, also called methylated spirits. Dry off the distributor cap and the rotor button, then wash with the alcohol. This will mix with any moisture, and when you empty the distributor cap, all the moisture will also be removed. Allow it to dry off - evaporate, and its moisture free and ready to go.
You can also put 1/2 pint, or 500 ml of the same alcohol in your fuel tank - it will mix with any water, and pass through your fuel system without any harm.
Hopefully you will be able to fire up your van now, and have trouble free running, that is if you keep it out of ditches!

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