2006 Other Renault Models Head Gasket Damage

Tiny
ALETTA BOSMAN
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  • 2006 RENAULT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 52,000 MILES
I drove in to deep storm water on the road. My car got stuck and was towed away by insurance. Initially they said the assessor found water in the oil which is indicative of head gasket damage. They now say that they will not repair it as it was not caused by the water. The car was 100% until I drove in to the water. Could the water have damaged the head gasket?
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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 AT 1:33 PM

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Tiny
DAVE H
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I would say the Storm water got into the Oil .. It is true water in oil is a sign of headgasket damage, but I would be very reluctant to state the headgasket is damaged without stripping the head off the car and checking the gasket (the vehicle is a 2006 and this make/model is not prone to H/G failure) .. I think the insurance company are trying to blame the headgasket to get out of paying ... tell them you want the engine stripped down (maybe by an independant inspector) to check for headgasket damage ? as you feel the water in the oil came from the floodwater and NOT from the headgasket failing !!

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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 AT 4:23 AM

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