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My corolla altis 1.6E 2002 submerged in flood for 24 hrs. What repair is needed?

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Hi PSTC,

Where to begin? Well if you went below periscope depth, it's going to need a lot of attention in a very short period of time . Hopefully it was fresh and not salt water.

Your going to need a lot of oil, oil filter, rislone, gas, Gas cans, oil pans, Cap, rotor, plugs battery, leaf blower (serious), wet/dry shopvac, air compressor with air gun (spot drying), halogen lights, fans

The engine: Don't turn it over yet!!!

  • Pull the plugs
  • Drain the oil
  • Replace filter
  • Put aquart of rislone in with the first oil change
  • Turn it over a couple times, you will probably get very Vegas like fountains from the plug holes
  • Put a little oil in each plug hole
  • Turn it over again to coat the cylinder walls.
Transmission: drain and replace appropriate fluid at least twice.

Hit the interior.
  • Pull the carpets up far enough to find the floor board drain plugs.
  • Pull them up, push them through where ever there is still water.
  • Use the shop vac to **** up as much of whats left as you can.
  • Same in the trunk.
  • Unbolt the seats and pull them out. Put them in front of fans, in direct sunlight, you get the idea?
  • Use the leaf blower like a big hair dryer

Theres a bunch more, but these steps, if done immediately can save your engine, tranny and keep you interior from turning into an inside out chia pet

Best of luck to you,
Mike

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Well im sorry for you ...
But can you tell me was the water up to the steering wheel, if yes then the engine would also be under water ,and then it will be full so it needs to be taken out stripped down and cleaned out 100% But if checking the oil it is on the full mark and no higher then the water may not have got in to the bottom end only the top (Head) then remove head job only.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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