a few years ago, my dad was driving and went through a puddle, and it died. It started up a few minuets later and drove fine. I drained the oil and transmission fluid, and there was no water…not sure what makes it do that.
A wire got wet. Hard to say which one.
Could have sucked a slug of water in air filter housing snorkel tube Enough to impede air flow to stall motor but not enough to get into cylinders.
And, at least the OP should be glad that it restarted–after he performed an 18th Century dance several times.