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RE: Help, high water

I did the same thing and also thought it was terminal.  It turned out not to 
be.  Chances are the hose leading from the airbox under the frame rail was 
leaking.  When the car hit the water it probably just hydrolocked it.  
Everyone told me mine was toast but I was stubborn (and broke) and I sucked 
the water out and cranked it until it eventually started.  It ran great until 
I did the transplant which was about 5 months.  Do not believe a compression 
test.  If I would have I would have given up.

BTW it makes a great excuse to do a transplant.:-0

Pat Martin
864000csq turbo, 2 1/2 cat back, H&R-Boge, MC and loving it.  Drilled rotors 
stopping it. Koenig Cobra 16x7 with AVS Intermediates turning it,  K&N and 
95 subaru legacy 
Bothell, Wa

OK....These are the facts: Son driving 86 4kq in raging storm 30 miles from
home encountered rising flood waters that surrounded him on a road in rural
Ohio. Tried to back out to higher ground and the engine died.  Nearby
farmer towed vehicle to higher ground, using pickup truck and long rope.

Son called Dad and I drove to the scene and rescued him, soaking wet in
raging storm and 40 mph winds. Brought home son, abandon car for daylight
examination and some sunshine.

How deep was it? The water came into the cabin through floorboard openings.

Why did the engine stall? Don't know yet. That is the reason for this post.
Need as many BTDT's as possible this morning. What to look for, what to do,
what not to do?

I figure drying out the distributor cap is the easy one, and looking for
water in the air box, air filter is the scary one. Beyond that.....open to

If there is water in the air filter, I'm not going to try to start it, but
will tow the car to a garage and let Audi mechanics deal with it, unless I
hear other advice from the list.

Like to hear from you in the next two hours, if possible. 9:41AM here in
Ohio. Help...glub...glub.

Doyt Echelberger
86 4kcsq    wet
87 5kcstq   dry, 1.7bar and still smiling, sort of