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Old 05-07-2011, 09:29 PM   #6
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1996 SW2
Default Re: 2000 SL2 with no-start situation. Need extra brains on this!!!

(Hm, thought I had replied back when you opened this; maybe I fat-fingered it...) Well, you dodged two bullets. Good thing you got the water evacuated and got it to crank again, without the engine ever hydro-locking.

But your real good fortune is getting out of the water situation itself. Anytime you encounter water that deep, the only safe option is "turn around, don't drown". Even if you know the road, and think you know how deep the water is, that assumes that the road bed is still there. Any patch of water that big can quickly wash out or compromise the road underneath, and you're looking at the car getting physically stuck at best, and getting washed away with it at worst.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

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