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Old 08-14-2007, 01:07 AM   #1
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My 02 is in bad shape. Nasty storms on Thursday put my baby under water up to the base of the gear shift. Smells like a decaying animal inside. Trying to upload video having problems. Curious on your thoughts. . . . .

Totaled or not? ECU I know is cooked. Anybody ever run into this problem? Could the car be fixed?
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:16 AM   #2
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....that deep is done
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:18 AM   #3
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Its toast.
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:19 AM   #4
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How does the insurance company handle this if it is totaled? Do they give you retail? wholesale? The car has 138,000 on it and is in mint condition. . . .minus the water and smell now. What would I be looking at?
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:21 AM   #5
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Well when my G20 was smashed, dealers were selling them for ~5995.

They wanted to give me $2000. We threatened a lawsuit against the person who smashed me, and they fixed the car, $5500 worth of damages.

So its hit or miss. Since your damage was caused by mother nature you can't really do much. They'll probably give you KBB "good" condition.
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:24 AM   #6
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I owe about $11,000 on her. THIS SUCKS!
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:15 AM   #7
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You owe 11k on a 02? Holy crap.
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:26 AM   #8
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Ok this is what you do.
1) call insurance see if they will cover it (if the answer is no then proceed)
2) do not attempt to start the car and disconnect the battery.
3) drain the engine tranny and rearend to see if they have water in them. if they do continuing is more of a gamble do to bearing issues that may arise in the future.
4) replace old fluids with new fluids
5) remove the entire interior place fans inside the car to help dry it out.
6) pressure wash the carpet and steam clean the seats using a pet odor cleaner.
7) wipe down all interior surface with a bleach water mix to kill any nasty's
8) remove ecu to dry out and remove cover to inspect for damage.
9) reinstall ecu, connect battery and attempt to start the car listen for the fuel pump. the car should turn over regardless
10) if the car does not start borrow a friends ecu or buy an ecu from nasioc or a good ebay source.
11) install cleaned interior while waiting for the new ecu.
12) if the new ecu starts the car you are good and enjoy the car for many miles to come.

I am speaking from experience. I have rehabbed a few flood cars with a dealer friend of mine over the years.
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:31 AM   #9
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I have to know, where did you come up with that list of things to do for flood damaged cars?
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:36 AM   #10
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You owe 11k on a 02? Holy crap.
What's so bad about that? I'm sure you could go buy an 02 right now for 11 grand easily if it had low enough mileage.
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:44 AM   #11
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i owe more then that on mine. because of my negative equitity on the old car. oh well.
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:46 AM   #12
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I want to know where the hell all that water came from
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:10 PM   #13
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:41 PM   #14
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still trying to get the video up. . . . . .
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:47 PM   #15
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thanks for the info 2superblus! I didn't read this before trying to start. This happened on Thursday and I have tried every day since. I just tried it and it started throughing a 1560 code? I'm not sure what to do now. Insurance will cover it so I don't know if I wish it were fixed or not. I just want to be able to trust it again. I drive 120+ miles a day.
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Old 08-14-2007, 04:29 PM   #16
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sorry for the loss man, IF water is in her internals she is probably gone.
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:14 PM   #17
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What's so bad about that? I'm sure you could go buy an 02 right now for 11 grand easily if it had low enough mileage.
I agree, it should be real easy to buy an '02 for 11K.
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:39 PM   #18
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Mine was 11k with 70k on the od. After financing and getting screwed with some BS roadside/dent removal service, it came out at about 16k or something. Still pissed about that Cali based POS company that is supposed to fix my dent!
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:52 PM   #19
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Wow, real bummer. If they cover the car, use the money to buy a new one but keep the old one, tear it down and make a racer out of it. If you do what 2superblus told you to do, wich he obviously knows from experience, you should be able to salvage and refurbish most of the parts. My biggest conscern would be the ECU. Good luck with the insurance company.
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:58 PM   #20
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any water in the car and the vehicle is totalled start stripping it now if you had parts on it


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