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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-10-2009, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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So I going to work... and turn down the street to get into my office. I see that the water is over the fire hydrant, I try going through... I can feel my car starting to rise so I back up. Then I see my boss behind me, who drives a nice caddy, he plows through the fucking water no problem.. so I of course have to follow. I make it through, I think thankfully to him for making a wake for me... then I pull in the parking lot... Everyone's car is smoking through the grill. One girls car wont start! One person said water came through their door! WTF and we have to stay here still?! It's supposed to keep raining! Meaning water will get higher! I don't want to be stuck at work
So then we all started talking since none of us wanted to get stuck here.. going to move our cars back down that road on about a half a mile and then get a ride back to the office in the work truck.
So now if I need to get to my car, or want to leave I have to ask for a ride to my car... I am hoping my car will even start! It's still smoking after 15 mins.
Rain rain go away.. fuck you and never come back again!
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Hydrolock is a bitch. don't drive through that crap again.
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Hydrolock is a bitch. don't drive through that crap again.
+1 your car is not a boat.

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Hydrolock is a bitch. don't drive through that crap again.
+1

I wouldn't have driven through it. I'd rather take a vacation day than replace the motor in my car.

Mine day is pretty good so far. Got a garage spot for the first time in a while. Looks like I'll be staying dry all day.

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Well i gotta go through one more time.. I am hoping since there will be like 5 cars going through at once the water wont be as high.

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Don't do it, seriously it's not worth it. Your impatience could cost you upwards of 5k for a new V6 in that fancy schmancy new car of yours.
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Don't do it, seriously it's not worth it. Your impatience could cost you upwards of 5k for a new V6 in that fancy schmancy new car of yours.
+1 have fun with the insurance claim totally out your car.

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Consider having everyone pitch in a for a tow truck. I couldn't be much to get one out there split between 5 people.

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If you know where your air intake sits on your car.... that's how high the water has to be... or be able to splash into to get hydrolock. Another reason to own a truck

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It's low as fuck on these new hondas.
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That sucks, Hunny. I hope the water level drops before you leave. We have a respite from the rain for a bit, but there's more on the way.

My morning sucked, too. I woke up around 1am because my big toe was throbbing, I think I whacked it pretty hard at the climbing wall. Then I couldn't go back to sleep for an hour. When I woke up my throat felt scratchy. I really don't need to get sick since I'm going on a ski trip on Friday. Then when I got to the office my badge broke and I locked myself out of the office for an hour. I ended up going to a dark cubicle and napping, so not a total loss.

Oh, and the weather sucks. It's rainy now and then it's just going to get cold.

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BTW if you go out to your car and it won't start, don't force it because you may have already sucked some water in to your engine. If it doesn't start I would at the very least let it sit for a day and hope the water drains to your oil pan so that you can dump your oil, refill with fresh oil and then start.
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yeah, was driving down foster to school and around the foster and pulaski intersection the little portion of the river is above the fence and spilling into the baseball fields. i was gonna take a pic, but traffic was moving pretty well.

if it keeps raining though, foster is bound to flood again. overall commute was ok though.
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Well all the cars were cleared out of the parking lot.. I was last one to go.. I figured if a Saturn could make it through my car could.. barley made it through... and then when turned out the other road.. also high water... you would think you go one car at a time... riiiiiiiiigh? No.. a fucking semi comes towards me as I am mid of the road and fucking makes a wave!!! I'm screaming! Car shifts and I think must have hit the curb because something stopped me. So then I floored it and got outta there. I am just happy to have the car outta there.. I got here at 8:30 and just move it about 20 mins ago.. the water raised at least another 6 inches.

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Willowbrook... I am leaving in like 20 mins to go out to a few jobs.
I work back in the industrial area... 83 and 75th.

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If you know where your air intake sits on your car.... that's how high the water has to be... or be able to splash into to get hydrolock. Another reason to own a truck
To keep the engine safe.

I'll only speak from experience, but Audi's have their transmission control modules and central locking modules under the carpet in the driver footwell. Any time the water is up to the rocker panel you are putting those modules at serious risk.
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I know where you are talking about. Executive east of quincy always ends up under water. It gets deep. You're lucky you made it through that twice. I wouldn't push yourluck any more. I work around the corner. If you ever get stuck let me know I'll pull you out.
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Alot of the local roads were closed yesterday. Webber between Boughton and Royce was closed. Royce west of rt53 was under several feet of water. 135th in romeoville was closed from the river to new ave. And new ave in lemont was closed from main st to 127th. This is going to be a long wet day if the rain doesn't stop. The only bonus is my air intake is about five feet off the ground in my work truck so it goes through anything.
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BTW if you go out to your car and it won't start, don't force it because you may have already sucked some water in to your engine. If it doesn't start I would at the very least let it sit for a day and hope the water drains to your oil pan so that you can dump your oil, refill with fresh oil and then start.
water will not drain that quick or at all and it will remain in the cylinders.
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water will not drain that quick or at all and it will remain in the cylinders.
How long does it take to drain?

(On fiero's of course since that's all your mullet sport knows)
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How long does it take to drain?

(On fiero's of course since that's all your mullet sport knows)
you have two compression rings and an oil ring. Usually, it doesn't drain at all. And the water will sit in the cylinders until it evaporates. And it will coat the cylinder walls with rust.
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you have two compression rings and an oil ring. Usually, it doesn't drain at all. And the water will sit in the cylinders until it evaporates. And it will coat the cylinder walls with rust.
Sounds like you forgot to put a tarp over your house one day.
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Sounds like you forgot to put a tarp over your house one day.
Thats insulting to people that lost their jobs and are living in their cars.
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