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Drive through flood

I drove my 540 i bmw through a flood and it turned off now it wont turn on what do you think is the problem

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Start in the rear; test the battery first; then if all is well turn the key to the '0' key position and test all compotents that should work if all is good there, turn to try to start, if not nothing clicks or turns over then remove the starter and bench test it or take it to Auto Zone...if you have time, check the oil stick for water..Just go ahead and change the oils after you remove the spark plugs...never crank a engine that may have sucked water thru the air filter!!!

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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Car drivin through flood


What do I think the problem is. The driver is a moron.

How many computers do you think your car has? And you think they're water compatible? Tell your dad you saw advertising for a boat and then the bmw commercial came on and you got them confused.

Just for a quick test. put your laptop and desktop computer in the full bathtub, toss in your cell phone and see which one works after they dry out.

Then think to yourself how much time AND money you saved by trying to float the 540.

If you're lucky you liquid locked the motor and nothing else. this is where water from the flood seeps back in through the pistons from the exhaust and you try to crank start it and totally ruin the engine block by trying to compress liquid.

You car is a giant paper weight.

Jun 23, 2008 | 2008 BMW 528i Sedan

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