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Old 8th November 2007, 23:04   #1
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It's raining cats and dogs here in Trivandrum right now, and my cousin's Accent crdi broke down in the flood. It's filled with water upto the level of the seats. The car had to be abandoned in the middle of the road under floods and is now lying under water. We plan to pick the car tomorrow morning with a mechanic if the rain ceases. What all are likely to be damaged and what all things to look out for?? What all precautions to be taken...
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Old 8th November 2007, 23:12   #2
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Sorry to hear about your predicament. Please refer to this thread for some tips. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...der-water.html
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1. Don't start the car before checking everything.
2. Call up Hilton for assistance n get it towed.
3. Take some pics of the car in water. Might help u in claiming insurance.

BTW which part of trivandrum is this flooding??

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Old 8th November 2007, 23:21   #4
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Ok... Is it going to be terribly expensive?? what all is at risk?? And can anything be done now?? The car is still lying under water and it's still raining heavily
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Only thing you can do right now is to try to tow the car if possible to a safer place. Try to take the pics too on kp's suggestion
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Old 8th November 2007, 23:28   #6
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BTW which part of trivandrum is this flooding??
Thampuranmukku , near General Hospital. It's a place not known for flooding. But it's been raining so hard for the last 4 or 5 hours. Never seen it rain so hard here. 2 or 3 cars are stuck there. A Premier Padmini managed to escape. And a fire engine almost got stuck there too. It backtracked, was on its way to a house that had collapsed.
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Dude....i too have a accent CRDI which got flooded during the Mumbai floods July 2005.


One word of advice, do not try to push start the car. Send it straight across to your local hyundai workshop.

I has got a bill of 1.8 Lacs after getting my car back from the hyundai workshop.
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Sorry to hear about your predicament. Please refer to this thread for some tips. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...der-water.html
Yea, this thread should definitely be a good guide for you. Would suggest you PM @shuvc for some first hand knowledge on how to deal with a flooded car.
All the best.
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Old 9th November 2007, 00:20   #9
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If the car engine was shut down before the water got sucked into the air intake; tow the car to the dealer making sure not to crank the car ever till the car has been cleaned completely as mentioned below. Every single mechanical part has to be cleaned with diesel except the brake line and reservoir which should be cleaned with brake fluid only. Remove and replenish every single fluid in the car including supposedly sealed gearbox fluids. Battery and clutch release bearing needs to be checked for water ingress and the clutch may slip too. Last not but the least change the sound deadening material inside the cabin and the dicky. The bonnet sound deadening material will dry out in one long drive. Pray to the almighty for a small miracle especially for the greased joints. A ball park figure for this should be about Rs17000 to Rs22000 for the flushing at the Hyundai service center and about 14000-16000 at the nieghborhood mechanic though I suggest you go to the Hyundai dealer as the engine and pump needs to be flushed too.
A Palio diesel had been caught under similar circumstance a few months ago in the floods near Chalakudi and all the mechanics at TVS did was change every single fluid in the car two times in a span of 5 minutes. The car has been purring along as it did before the floods but the stench remained in the cabin. I did not check up later on what the owner did for the stench. The Palio engine has fewer mechanical parts and is built like a tank so its a different matter when compared to the turbo charged diesel of the Hyundai.

Bye and wear your seat belts.

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[quote=burnt.;621229]It's raining cats and dogs here in Trivandrum right now, and my cousin's Accent crdi broke down in the flood. It's filled with water upto the level of the seats. quote]

Can you elaborate what you mean by " broken down". Was it shut down before the car stopped by itself and the car abandoned? Or did the engine stop by itself once the water level raised?

In the first case, the damage would not be major as long as you took it straight to Garage. You would need to change all fluids. filters and maybe some belts.

In the second case, there would be a major damage as the water would have entered the engine resulting in damaged pistons/connecting rods/cylinder head. The damage would definetely be above 1 lakh.

It doesnt matter what the engine is- whether it's accent's, palio's or volvo b7r's. If the water had entered the engine, being a non compressible fluid, it will result in a damaged engine. No engine is immune to this, how ever tough it's built.
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BTW which part of trivandrum is this flooding??
Yesterday night i went out to east fort. Because of the flooding, had to take a long-long route to reach home. Went in front of his (burnt's) house, and the area was also flooded, but not half as much as east fort-thampanoor!

Had enough with the roads and conditions here!

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Can you elaborate what you mean by " broken down". Was it shut down before the car stopped by itself and the car abandoned? Or did the engine stop by itself once the water level raised?

The engine stopped by itself and the car had to be abandoned.

The car was towed to the dealer's today morning. They're checking it out and I'm waiting for updates from their side.
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ooh man thats bad! My sis is put up near the place you said, she didnt say anything about the flooding.

you said up to the seat level, do you mean up untill the base of the seat, or has it reached the backrest?
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Old 12th November 2007, 18:43   #14
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