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Re: bad news

> As for whether the car will survive, I'm afraid it's unlikely ... flood
> damage to a car is like soft-tissue damage to a body.  It's not immediately
> obvious, is difficult to verify and often doesn't make itself known until
> much later.  I know if the car was mine, I'd insist upon the insurance
> company totalling it then if I felt really, really lucky, I'd consider buying
> it back from them as the basis for a race- or playcar project.

When I hydrolocked my engine, and had a subsequent adjuster visit, he
never even got past the interior before my car was totalled.  I only
took a pint or two on board (cut it out!), but he treated it as if it
had been soaked and good.

Labor to remove all interior, clean, dry, etc really adds up.

Huw Powell


82 Audi Coupe; 84 4kq; 85 Coupe GT; 73 F250