water damage?

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at gmail.com
Mon Sep 25 08:35:00 EDT 2006

Howard has a 2004 A8, not an S8.

Driving into water is just stupid- if you don't check the depth before
trying to go through, you're going to risk ruining the car.

For the OP, you need to get the seats and carpet out of the car, dry
it out (including the felt matting underneath) and sanitize it so you don't
end up with mold and mildew, then after drying everything out, you need
to check the electrical systems.

If you've hydrolocked the engine, you might need an engine rebuild- it will
have to be inspected and possibly come out to know for certain.


On 9/25/06, pasquale pilato <pasqualep99 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> No personal experience, but Howard Stern just drove
> his S8 through deep water on a city street and the
> engine stopped.  Insurance wants to total it. He is
> now looking for a truck with Sirius.
> You have to find out why the engine stopped, find any
> electronic damage,  and see if you have water in any
> of the fluids under the car, tranny, diff's...
> I did drive my 1990 100q into a pond. (it was dark)
> Went to the tow company in the morning and drove home!
> Pasquale

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