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    ADVICE: Don't drive through a ford after it's rained!!!

    Drove through a ford this morning, usually it gets the wheels a bit wet.

    Got half way through today and the water came over my bonnet !!

    Car then caughed and spluttered then cut out just as I got to the other end.

    Didn't make it through though, my front wheels ended about 3 feet from the end.

    car wont start now. Nothing's turning over or moving!!! reckon i might have fried the electrics.

    Anyone got any ideas??

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    Hope you didnt get any water into the inlet manifold, slim shady killed an engine at about 20k miles IIRC this way.
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    i think steve slimshady did that and he needed a new engine, well the water went through his viper kit ducting

    not good news anyway

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    *Note to self*

    Dont drive through a ford on a rainy morning

    At a guess you have submerged the ECU in the water, (providing you have a mk4 of some sort)...which in turn will probably die.

    Sounds expensive.

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    Had to do some Fording this morning coming into work. 12 hours of rain last night, some of the roads were 3 foot deep in places!

    Unlucky to hear about your motor, Tointon - a friend of mine did the same thing with a brand new Laguna diesel back when they came out first. Engine fell into 3 pieces. Renault redesigned the air intake so it wasn't 6" off the ground for the Mk2 Laguna and refitted a load of the Mk1s.
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    Not good at all. Especially as i also have a viper induction. wounder!!!

    Engine's not turning at the minute, so i'm hoping if the electrics dry out everything will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tointon
    Not good at all. Especially as i also have a viper induction. wounder!!!

    Engine's not turning at the minute, so i'm hoping if the electrics dry out everything will be fine.
    Heres to hoping

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    Best not to to try and turn it over to be honest, at least it may only be a rebuild and not a new engine all together
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    yeah leave it a few days somewhere warm to dry out.. then have a go. Probably filled her up with water instead of air, damn that non burning water/fuel mix (had it in my old serena... snapped a few pieces)
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    My brother killed his Mg Zr this way, the air intake was very close to the floor, sucked the water into the engine and got in to the pistons, water doesnt compress so the water had to go somewhere, so split where the pistons go up and down (very technical there! ) Had to have the engine rebuilt, cost £1k+ and the car was never perfect again, drank oil like there was no tomorrow!

    Fingers crossed though eh.

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