Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Other Volkswagen Models 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 114600 miles
My car was unfortunately in a flooded intersection about a month ago. The mechanics seem to think that the engine did not get any water in it, but I know the engine was in the water, the air filter was totally drenched.
The car is a 2000 Cabrio. I know that it is an older model; however, I have kept up on all the maintenance scheduled for fit.
the automotive place had it for 3 weeks fixing up the inside and doing other things that they saw needed to be repaired from the water damage. I had it for a weekend and found the air condictioning did not work so I took it back in and they had it another week.
I got it back and drove it a week and my son-in-law asked if I knew blue smoke was coming out of the exhaust when I started the car. So I took it back to the repair shop. Now the insurance company is saying that the blue smoke is caused by the wear and tear on the engine not the water and will not authorize the repair shop to even look at it. Also, they say that if a car sits it could leak a drop or two of oil into a cylinder and after a while it will burn off and everything will be okay.
Well, I find it interesting that the blue smoke did not begin until after I got the car back from being fixed from being in the water. Can you shed any information on this situation for me. Should I worry, should I fight the insurance company, will it just be okay in a few days? I need some answers! \
Friday, October 31st, 2008 AT 4:27 PM