Car landed in puddle water

Tiny
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 98,000 MILES
My car was in a rain storm puddle and stall after gotten into pudder, i'm waitng on insurance, to look at the problem i'm not moving car not driving, it's been about4 days now, i'm worry about waiting on the insurance agent to look at car would this create more damage, while i'm waiting, my oil look a little beige from the dip stick
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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 AT 8:42 PM

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Tiny
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Let's see engine will not turn over? Oil beige ie. Water in oil. Car was running went into water then died? If I am right engine hydro-locked and go ahead and wait cause it's not going to get worse or better
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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 AT 8:51 PM
Tiny
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It's does start up just as regular, engine do turn, just oil got a white beige color to it. It stalled after for would turn, nothing, just ititit, did next day it started up regular. It does turn
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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 AT 9:59 PM
Tiny
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It probably when thru the oil dipstick O-ring -Replace oil/filter and check and test the starter motor-
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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 AT 10:15 PM
Tiny
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Thank you very much, you have been wonderful help, I will recommend this site to all my female friend, whom don't have a man to help us thur or don't know what to do. I just gotten the car for a xmas present in dec 2010, I just want to take care of it.
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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 AT 10:38 PM
Tiny
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Remove the plugs and spin the engine over to blow the water out. Install new plugs and change your oil and filter. You need to hope you didnt bend any valves trying to force it to start.
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Thursday, July 21st, 2011 AT 12:19 AM
Tiny
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Thanks cadieman, and rasmataz, for information, you both was right, the agent looked at it and said I didn't have to much damage, change oil, trans fluid, and spark plugs, thank god my engine nor head bad, thanks again for keeping me in sound mind waiting on the insurance agent.
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Thursday, July 21st, 2011 AT 7:22 PM
Tiny
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So how did things go?
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Friday, July 22nd, 2011 AT 1:15 PM
Tiny
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I was told by the insurance agent who came out and looked at the car that, I didn't have any major damaged thank heaven for that, and thank you also for that information, all I need is oil change and spark plugs, and change trans fluid, I should be alright seen no further damaged, thanks again Docfixit, as I said before glade to learn of this sight, I told a lot of my female friend, we don't have to worry, if we don't know how bad things is, when asking other there opinion. Thanks everyone, my baby(car), off to the hospital, for flu like sympton, (smile).
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Friday, July 22nd, 2011 AT 2:06 PM
Tiny
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Good news
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Friday, July 22nd, 2011 AT 2:12 PM

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