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Engine died when incontact with water

Golf3 1.8 gsx engine packs up or died when it comes across water

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Hello!
Are you saying Died or Dies? does the car still run but when wet dies? or have you driven through deep water? if driven through water then you have possibly drawn fluid into the intake causing the engine to die as you put it, you may if too much liquid has been inducted have caused damage by bending the con rods as too much compression with water in the cylinders.
Please I hope this isn't so and don't take it out on me if it is?
If the car got very damp try spraying a de-watering fluid or Wd40 around the plugs,leads,coil and any exposed electrical items that look damp/wet. Wait a while before trying to start again as the propellant in the aerosol is highly flammable and could start a fire if your ignition tracks down to earth causing a spark.
Press the Blue button if sorted please!
Sorry to bring bad tidings.
Paul 'W' U.K.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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