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Way home from work today, got caught in a rainstorm...It was raining so hard, I couldn't tell that the storm drains were backed up, and I drove through about 36 inches of water, and the engine stalled. It was still raining hard, and I was surrounded by water..I looked over at the passenger side, and there was about 5 inches of water on the floor, in front and back. Luckily, some people pushed me out of the water, and I called AAA. I bailed the water out of the car while I waited for the tow truck. When the tow truck lifted the front of the car, a bunch of water came out of the tail pipe...I had it towed to my house, and tried starting it after about an hour, and it turns over right away, but then it makes a disturbing "CLUNK" sound...So I spend the last couple of hours drying the carpet, and applying carpet cleaner. I called my insurance company, and the are sending out an adjuster to take a look...Meanwhille, I wonder if my engine is full of water, or if it might just need to dry off...

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Comfort Control Module is likely shot along with possibly hydro-locking your engine. I would just pray the insurance guy totals your car. Even if they fix the motor, you will likely be chacing electrical gremlins for life.
 

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Hey Slab-
I've just fucked my engine, and by the way, I was behind a Ford F-350 Dually, and could not see the water level until the last minute. Added to the fact that there was a Cadillac plunging in right behind me, and I was under a bridge at the time, I really had no choice but to keep driving into the water...The guy in the Caddy got stuck too. I'm glad you find amusement in other people's misfortune..Hope that works out for you
 

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Yikes. That situation sucks. Grab what you can and go car shopping. Fortunately hydrolocks are a pretty clean way to a total, so the insurance shouldn't give you too much of a fight.

If they don't want to total it, try to get the dealer to demand a complete new wiring harness and install to go with the new motor. That will certainly get you over the total amount.
 

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Where was this high water so that other B5ers in the area can avoid it when lots of rain is about?

It will almost definately be totaled. :cry:

if you have any aftermarket stuff, I see the classifieds in your future.
 

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i'm reminded of "risky business" when the tow truck guy says " so, who's the u-boat commander?" :lol:

Sorry for your misfortune, but when things suck that bad it sometimes helps to laugh just to keep from crying.I hope everything works out o.k.
 
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