WATER DAMAGE, WHAT NEXT?

1999 Volkswagen Caddy

Tiny

jackgriffin

June, 12, 2012 AT 3:20 PM

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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Tiny

mhpautos

June, 12, 2012 AT 10:54 PM

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

Tiny

vwscott

July, 7, 2012 AT 4:04 AM

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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