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Old 2nd December 2008, 11:44   #106
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Call the garage, double check on water seepage and then proceed with cranking, not worth the risk. Very less chance of major damage so far, but do check all fluids, including petrol, oils and brake fluid for water contamination.
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Call the garage, double check on water seepage and then proceed with cranking, not worth the risk. Very less chance of major damage so far, but do check all fluids, including petrol, oils and brake fluid for water contamination.
Thanks Jaggu.
I called up CARS India and talked to my service engineer who asks me to tow the vehicle to the service centre.

I also took photos of the car when in water and he said that will help for insurance incase of major problems.

Thanks TBHP, I learnt to keep a photgraph proof for insurance from other posts in the forum.
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Hey guys!

How is the situation now in chennai? And any updates for this weekend?

I have postponed my last weekend trip to this weekend
I hope everything would be fine
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@Iswear: Chennai dries up in an hour usually.

Guess most areas are clear but for some parts of moggappair, arumbakam etc.
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Hot,sunny,humid. Car's AC was struggling and i felt the need for my shades.
Chennai is back!
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@Iswear: Chennai dries up in an hour usually.

Guess most areas are clear but for some parts of moggappair, arumbakam etc.
I would know that! Aftrall I studied there for 4 humid and sticky years

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Hot,sunny,humid. Car's AC was struggling and i felt the need for my shades.
Chennai is back!
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Our apartment had around 2-3 feet water all around and many cars were flooded. Even though we never had waterlogging in the 20 years I have been here, something told me that I should not park my car there while leaving town on 27th. So parked it at a friend's place - I am glad I did that.

However, I forgot about my bike, which remained in the flat parking. Water would have entered the silencer and maybe the engine was also submerged. So, what would be the damage to the bike ? Is it OK to start it or should water be removed from the insides before starting it?
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Biju, do not start the bike if you think there is water in the engine, it will only cause more damage. Take the bike your mech who will do the needful.
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Latest update:
Most of the arterail roads have become normal except for some new craters in the middle.

But the plan from Chennai corporation is to start relaying roads only from the first week of January 2009.

But there numerous lanes/streets/houses flooded. Hope situation improves.

Most importantnly US Navy as predicted yet another cyclone to hit Tamilnadu's coast by 5th Dec 2008 .
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Biju, do not start the bike if you think there is water in the engine, it will only cause more damage. Take the bike your mech who will do the needful.
Thanks, Farhan. Did not start the bike. Had a look at the engine oil reservoir and it had a mix of oil+water.

Gave it to the mechanic yesterday morning and got back in the evening. He said he cleared water from the silencer, cleaned the carb, dried airfilter element and flushed the engine-oil reservoir and put new oil.

Damage to wallet : Labour-Rs150 + Engine oil -Rs220

I was shocked at the engine oil price, but he said thats how much a litre of Castrol costs. Checked the engine oil and it looks kinda light-brown / chocolatish in color.

He said I would need to change the engine oil again after 10 days - mentioned something about not being able to clean the oil reservoir fully etc.

Is it really required to change the oil so soon - just after 10 days of usage ? Anyone ?
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situation in chennai is even worse than Bangalore.
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Is it really required to change the oil so soon - just after 10 days of usage ? Anyone ?
Thats just to be on the safe side Biju. But @ 220 bucks for an oil change, you are damn lucky.

OT: Have been toying with the idea of an oil change in my 540. Looks like I need 8+8 litres, thats the engine, gearbox and 4wd transfer case and differentials for you.

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Happened in the recent rains at Chennai. Place-Saidapet sub way
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OLD THREAD : Chennai flooded-dsc01353.jpg  


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Guys, great to see all those pics, though I wish you never had to go through it. I was in London through the whole thing, but my wife's voice on the phone was seriously scared when the water level started coming up the slope to the sitout. Also when she thought she saw a snake, which is not so unlikely, we've seen them before when the garden is flooded.

If that stuff comes in our house... well, it's not just flooding from the rain, it's overflow from the Buckingham Canal. You all know what that smells like.

Our servant who lives on the edge of the canal (a brick house, not a hut) had water in their house up to the neck. We were so lucky we stayed dry. We have only ground floor.
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I know it is late, but just got my pictures recovered from the camera hence for your eyes.

These are the pictures I took from my flooded house in Velachery during last chennai flood. I had to leave all my house holds for 2 feet of water in side the house and outside was every worse with 4 feet water.

Most of my house hold articles and automobiles were recovered from damages in later 2 months.

OLD THREAD : Chennai flooded-canons3is-123.jpg

OLD THREAD : Chennai flooded-canons3is-128.jpg

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OLD THREAD : Chennai flooded-canons3is-135.jpg

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