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water damage (flood damage)

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"08 REG FIAT GRANDE PUNTO SPORTING 1.9 JTDM TURBO DIESEL 6 SPEED, FLOOD DAMAGE, ALL THE ELECTRICS WORK FINE AND THE ENGINE CRANKS OVER FINE AND TRIES TO START BUT DOESNT QUITE MANAGE TO"

am i look at a big bill to get something like this sorted ????

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hello
GRANDE punto 1.9 2008
"08 REG FIAT GRANDE PUNTO SPORTING 1.9 JTDM TURBO DIESEL 6 SPEED, FLOOD DAMAGE, ALL THE ELECTRICS WORK FINE AND THE ENGINE CRANKS OVER FINE AND TRIES TO START BUT DOESNT QUITE MANAGE TO"

am i look at a big bill to get something like this sorted ????

thanks
I dont know if its 100% accurate but i read somewhere that if a car is flood/water damaged it is automatically a write off or cat C/D etc. It could have been mentioned on an old episode of 'Autotrader'
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Re: water damage (flood damage)

Depends on if the car was just sat in water or was it running..... if its taken a gob full of water and wrecked the engine
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I dont know if its 100% accurate but i read somewhere that if a car is flood/water damaged it is automatically a write off or cat C/D etc. It could have been mentioned on an old episode of 'Autotrader'
Read wrong - thats only if it goes through insurance, and if its more than the vehicle is worth to repair.

Only time its slightly different is if its sewage tbh. Fresh water isn't to bad depending upon the level of submersion.
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''The sad truth is that most cars that have been in heavy floodwater will be declared write-offs, especially if the water has gone above bonnet height''

http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/floo...flooded/226645
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to what degree is it flood damaged? are we talking parked in a big puddle and some water got in the doors or parked in a tsunami flood plain at the height of earth quake season.

with out knowing how much damage is done there is no way of saying how much it will cost to fix?

if you've not drained and changed the oil, purged the fuel system and emptied the fuel tank and refilled with some nice new diesel, then i wouldn't expect it to start either.
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