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    Posted: 23 November 2009 at 10:32pm
so my car flooded last week and my insurance company sucks (USAA)

they are extremely difficult to deal with that wont pay anything. they also dont look at your car, i have to do all the leg work and then send them the info from the mechanics and then fight with them...

anyways it took them a week and a half to come out and look at my car and dident want to hear the possibility of any electrical or mechanical problems (car was parked)

so its been stalling and having trouble starting and today it wouldent start... so i held the key and gave it gas and after about 10 seconds it started.... then all my oil disappeared... yay

i have killed yet another one :( 4 cars owned 3 left on flat beds and the 4th is on a stretcher :(
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Suck less?
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engines most likely hydrolocked
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thats what i figured but now i have to deal with the insurance company... geico is like twice as expensive as USAA but the service is great and they do things fast
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If it was hydrolocked I don't think it would have the stalling problem
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i think it probably had some water in the cylinders and when i started the car the day after the flood it probably blew the head gasket... now its draining coolant into the cylinders... and oil someplace...
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170,000 miles, still goin strong. Needs a bath tho.
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if its a 3800 want to buy a supercharger and some heads?
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Originally posted by merc merc wrote:

if its a 3800 want to buy a supercharger and some heads?
PM prices?
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1997, havent hit 100k miles yet!

are the heads for a v6?

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yes... 3800 is a V6
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Merc, just knuckle down and buy a pickup buddy! You'd look good in one.

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i know a 3800 is a v6. my mom has one in her camaro. i was just curious
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Originally posted by merc merc wrote:

so my car flooded last week and my insurance company sucks (USAA)

they are extremely difficult to deal with that wont pay anything. they also dont look at your car, i have to do all the leg work and then send them the info from the mechanics and then fight with them...

anyways it took them a week and a half to come out and look at my car and dident want to hear the possibility of any electrical or mechanical problems (car was parked)

so its been stalling and having trouble starting and today it wouldent start... so i held the key and gave it gas and after about 10 seconds it started.... then all my oil disappeared... yay

i have killed yet another one :( 4 cars owned 3 left on flat beds and the 4th is on a stretcher :(
 
 
so, you park your final car in a flood plane, and yet it is USAA's fault?
 
Please go to a different carrier, people like you mean I get less back each year at Christmas.
 
 
(3 left on flat beds because you wrecked them... Yeah, your "insurance" is to blame)...
 
 
here is a tip. Drive better, and don't park where your car can flood...
 
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by FreeEnterprise FreeEnterprise wrote:

Originally posted by merc merc wrote:

so my car flooded last week and my insurance company sucks (USAA)

they are extremely difficult to deal with that wont pay anything. they also dont look at your car, i have to do all the leg work and then send them the info from the mechanics and then fight with them...

anyways it took them a week and a half to come out and look at my car and dident want to hear the possibility of any electrical or mechanical problems (car was parked)

so its been stalling and having trouble starting and today it wouldent start... so i held the key and gave it gas and after about 10 seconds it started.... then all my oil disappeared... yay

i have killed yet another one :( 4 cars owned 3 left on flat beds and the 4th is on a stretcher :(
 
 
so, you park your final car in a flood plane, and yet it is USAA's fault?
 
Please go to a different carrier, people like you mean I get less back each year at Christmas.
 
 
(3 left on flat beds because you wrecked them... Yeah, your "insurance" is to blame)...
 
 
here is a tip. Drive better, and don't park where your car can flood...
 
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by __sneaky__ __sneaky__ wrote:

Originally posted by FreeEnterprise FreeEnterprise wrote:

Originally posted by merc merc wrote:

so my car flooded last week and my insurance company sucks (USAA)

they are extremely difficult to deal with that wont pay anything. they also dont look at your car, i have to do all the leg work and then send them the info from the mechanics and then fight with them...

anyways it took them a week and a half to come out and look at my car and dident want to hear the possibility of any electrical or mechanical problems (car was parked)

so its been stalling and having trouble starting and today it wouldent start... so i held the key and gave it gas and after about 10 seconds it started.... then all my oil disappeared... yay

i have killed yet another one :( 4 cars owned 3 left on flat beds and the 4th is on a stretcher :(
 
 
so, you park your final car in a flood plane, and yet it is USAA's fault?
 
Please go to a different carrier, people like you mean I get less back each year at Christmas.
 
 
(3 left on flat beds because you wrecked them... Yeah, your "insurance" is to blame)...
 
 
here is a tip. Drive better, and don't park where your car can flood...
 
 
 
 
 
Is'nt the purpose of insurance to, oh I don't know... insure your car?
 
uhh no. your supposed to pay them so FE can get more money back at christmas
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Originally posted by FreeEnterprise FreeEnterprise wrote:

Originally posted by merc merc wrote:

so my car flooded last week and my insurance company sucks (USAA)

they are extremely difficult to deal with that wont pay anything. they also dont look at your car, i have to do all the leg work and then send them the info from the mechanics and then fight with them...

anyways it took them a week and a half to come out and look at my car and dident want to hear the possibility of any electrical or mechanical problems (car was parked)

so its been stalling and having trouble starting and today it wouldent start... so i held the key and gave it gas and after about 10 seconds it started.... then all my oil disappeared... yay

i have killed yet another one :( 4 cars owned 3 left on flat beds and the 4th is on a stretcher :(
 
 
so, you park your final car in a flood plane, and yet it is USAA's fault?
 
Please go to a different carrier, people like you mean I get less back each year at Christmas.
 
 
(3 left on flat beds because you wrecked them... Yeah, your "insurance" is to blame)...
 
 
here is a tip. Drive better, and don't park where your car can flood...
 
 
 
 
 
He is not complaining that his car died, he is complaining that rather than doing their job, his insurance company idles.
 
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So explain a bit better here.  Ya had the car parked and the area it was parked got flooded.   you then had a problem for a week after the fact getting the car to stay running and NOW it would not start but when it finely did the thing dumped its oil on the ground?

What kinda car was it?

First off any time ya swamp (off roading in deep water and drawing water into the intake) or have a car involved in a flooding area you SHOULD NOT attempt to start the vehical.

First thing that should have been done was pull all your spark plugs out and crank the engine  for a good 30secs at least to blow out all the water if any was injested.  Second immediatly after the flooding and before running the engine CHANGE your OIL. And engine that has water in the oil is gona be toast in minutes let alone a week.  

I have swamped my 1996 ranger once offroading and i never killed the motor (sold it with 285,000kms on it) same with my brothers 1999 Suzuki Vitara he swamped a # times (i dont beleive were he tryes taking this thing lol) and its got damn near 400,000kms on the clock and STILL goin.

 






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