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Old 26th September 2007, 15:56   #91
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shuvc, felt really bad seeing the silver arrow under water.
hopefully its not major damage.
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Old 26th September 2007, 16:00   #92
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Arre sir he is a top shot in one of the biggest software companies, i am not at all concerned about the wallet (wink, wink)
It'll need many more winks to compensate for the dent to my wallet !Perceptions can be misleading you know, but it's nice if thats the image I have

@Maser - nice thought. I have been wondering when we can have waterproof ICE. I had just managed to isolate and rectify 'chhrk'
'chhrk' sound from a front speaker on Saturday. And then before I could enjoy the setup the car goes under. The speakers were a few weeks old. Cry cry.

OT - Mods we must have a 'crying' smiley !

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Old 26th September 2007, 16:07   #93
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OT - Mods we must have a 'crying' smiley !
OFF TOPIC :
I've asked for the same earlier too.
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Old 27th September 2007, 09:15   #94
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Hows the situation now shuvc, has the water level receded ?
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Old 27th September 2007, 10:09   #95
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This is a problem faced in many cities across India and also the world.
I have a small suggestion to protect our cars.

SANDBAGS
Apartments which are prone to this kind of a problem can keep cement bags made of polythene filled with sand in some corner of the apartment complex.
When the water level starts to increase they can be stacked around the water entry points.
create our own dam.

With some experiance we can prevent the water entering the premises and not go thru this anguish.

lets come up with some solutions or improve on this one.


I feel very very sad looking at those pictures.
Dont want anything like that to happen to anyone, ever.
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Old 27th September 2007, 11:16   #96
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lets come up with some solutions or improve on this one.


I feel very very sad looking at those pictures.
Dont want anything like that to happen to anyone, ever.
@shuvc, its very sad to see all this.

Now I am thinking what can be done. Preventing rain water in premises is difficult. Can we raise the car any moment while parked. I am thinking of platform on which car can be parked always. And this can be raised (at least by 1 feet) whenever required.

Sorry guys if you feel I am stupid but I am thinking of buying 4 jacks. It is good rather than paying this much money for rebuild. Till that time we can survive waiting civil body wakes up and cars can be build weatherproof.

"Prevention is better than cure".

Any suggestion?
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@ shuvc - has the water level receded? in the mean time (if water level has receded) you can take out the carpets from the cabin & boot or do you wanna leave them as it is?

@ omishra - either you can buy four jacks or keep atleast 16 bricks in the garage - once the water level rises - jack up each wheel and place 4 bricks under each wheel - so that the car stands on a higher level - do make sure to engage the hand brake + 1st/ reverse gear to prevent the car from rolling.

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went to the garage to check out the fiat - found water in the floor board (driver's side) spent around half n hour to swipe the water - but the carpets are wet (not smelling though) - took out the rubber mats so that the carpets dry properly (since the sun came out) but - it started raining again :frustrated:

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Old 27th September 2007, 11:40   #98
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@ shuvc - has the water level receded?
So soon ? it's only 50 hrs since rain has stopped !
It has receded another 5 inches (max). There's still knee deep water all around (3/4 ths of a cycle wheel). There's still water inside the car.

This is after special pumps were deployed last night to drain water from this locality. The pumps will be used again tonight. Why night only ? 'Coz the water needs to be pumped through huge pipes/hoses running across an arterial road (VIP rd), hence requiring traffic disruption.

Some options.
1. Wait till tomorrow till the level goes down a bit more and then call for the Maruti tow truck
2. Get some people to push the car for 7-800 metres to the main road (dry) and ask for the tow truck to come there. However, don't see how I can achieve this without the power steering working.
3. Call for the tow truck today.


The cons of getting the truck today.
1. Truck might stall
2. When being towed, car will prob be at an angle and I might end up having water affecting areas higher up in the car which are still ok.

The cons of getting the truck tomorrow.
1. Lower half of the car will be submerged for > 72 hrs. But then how much extra damage will happen between 48-72 hrs ?
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The cons of getting the truck tomorrow.
1. Lower half of the car will be submerged for > 72 hrs. But then how much extra damage will happen between 48-72 hrs ?
Nothing on a new gen/well maintained car.

Dont even touch your car, let the workshop folks do it. Get your car inspected at situation rather than try moving it. Convince your workshop folks, even if you have to wait.
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Nothing on a new gen/well maintained car.

Dont even touch your car, let the workshop folks do it. Get your car inspected at situation rather than try moving it. Convince your workshop folks, even if you have to wait.
Yep. Haven't touched. Still 16-18 inches of water around & in the car. Inside the car, it's below the base of the gear lever now. Climate control is visible again. The level has receded just around 8 inches in the last 24hrs. Hopefully will be able to tow her tomorrow evening.

Probably one good thing is that this delay is helping the top half of the car (ECM, Climate control, seat backs etc) to dry off even before it is dismantled.
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shuv,

wait for water to recede below floor board, push the car out to someplace where you can dry it for a day atleast, if possible get under and remove the rubber grommets to drain the water out.

you can steer the car without power, steering will be hard thats all, then decide on tow or arrange for a truck which can carry the car to the A.S.S.

Dont hurry with anything, first priority is to dry the car, check your oil dip stick, first. If oil is ok half your worries are over.
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OT - Mods we must have a 'crying' smiley !
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I've asked for the same earlier too.
But then will that be a smiley in the first place? A weepy maybe.

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Some options.
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The cons of getting the truck today.
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The cons of getting the truck tomorrow.
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Since we are anyhow OT, you know what? Your genes show through in many of your posts. You are a fundu analyst. I love the way you sneak in a SWOT analysis into everything. I am sure your team loves you too.
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Old 28th September 2007, 02:23   #103
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Now I am thinking what can be done. Preventing rain water in premises is difficult. Can we raise the car any moment while parked. I am thinking of platform on which car can be parked always. And this can be raised (at least by 1 feet) whenever required.
try car ramps. DIY may be cheaper in india.

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Old 28th September 2007, 03:27   #104
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many low end workshops use such ramps, cost around 3000rs.
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Old 28th September 2007, 09:41   #105
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what is the update shuvc? Water receded?
I live in Behala and things are pretty much same there
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