Tip & How-To about Honda Civic

Never drive your vehicle in deep water.

If you drive your vehicle in deep water and it stops. More than likely you have caused a major engine damage.
This is what happens. The water gets sucked into the intake manifold. Goes into the cylinder and since liquid cannot be compressed it will bend the connecting rod in the engine.and damaged everything that is in the way. It is not a simple thing as letting it dry out. You will end up spending a lot of money for a new engine and the labor to put it on. So never take a chance.

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