WATER DAMAGE, WHAT NEXT?

  • Tiny
  • Jackgriffin
  • 1999 VOLKSWAGEN CADDY
  • 75,000 MILES

Diesel engine flooded with water, is there any hope in saving it?
I have left it for a day, dryed the air intake filter as much as possible and emptied the fuel filter of water. Glow plugs seem fine, it turns over (just!) But won't kick in. Any ideas?

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Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 AT 3:20 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Mhpautos
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What do you mean by just turning over? Battery ok? Is the air filter water affected? How deep was the water?

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Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 AT 10:54 PM
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  • Vwscott
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Drain the oil and change filter. Take the hose off the intercooler and let it drain. If it hydrolocked you might need the valves replaced. I had a tdi with a bent valve, 1 valve barely bent and it hardly started. Try a compression gauge, that'll tell a lot.

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Saturday, July 7th, 2012 AT 4:04 AM

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