I did it on Saturday late afternoon right after a major storm.
Well, it didn’t seem that deep to me. I thought it would be fine. But the car stalled. And was not to start again.
Now guess what? I have to get a new engine!! I’m not making this up!
I think this is totally bogus. Yes, before I turned onto the street with that water I was splashed in a major way by an SUV barrelling by me. (They don’t slow down much.) But really, I don’t think water would have been sucked into the engine through the air intake, whatever that is. I wonder where it is? It should be on top, in my opinion. I should not be where water can splash up into it.
Anyway, this is supposedly going to cost $7743. This is after I found out that to save money on premiums we have a deductible of $1000. So when I called the car place again on Wednesday (car was towed there on Sunday, by Wednesday mid-day they still hadn’t looked at it) he mentioned insurance and I said, “Oh, we have $1000 deductible so I’m sure we won’t be dealing with insurance.” He said, “Oh yes you will, it’s going to cost a lot more than that. You’re going to need a new engine.” I said, “But I drove through some water, I was submerged in it.” They hadn’t even looked at it yet!
So today he calls and says sure enough I need a new engine. I still think this is bogus.
At least it’s high enough that the insurance claims adjuster will really check into it. I’m sure they don’t want to pay out $6700.
I’m really bummed, and also tired of people (mainly my husband and daughter) making fun of me, and tired of people telling me no way I need a new engine, but they don’t give me any suggestions about how to deal with it. I don’t know anything about cars.
I do know what street I’m never driving on again if it’s raining.
Also, maybe next time my husband wants a particular food and it’s raining, he can go get it. Or maybe I’ll drive the old car that needs replacing that has 212,000 miles on it. Could that car have been messed up? NO. That car will last a lot longer, I guess.