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How To Avoid Buying Used Car Which Was Flooded Before?


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:39 PM

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What to look out for?
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Posted 16 October 2014 - 08:14 AM

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QUOTE (mych @ Oct 15 2014, 10:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What to look out for?

Not easy to detect if they did a good job cleaning it out. Years ago the Sri Muda flood, saw my mechanic did for one of his client, remove seat and carpet and thoroughly clean the whole car.
Unless you can look into those nooks and corners for mud stains.... smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 10:15 AM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Oct 16 2014, 08:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not easy to detect if they did a good job cleaning it out. Years ago the Sri Muda flood, saw my mechanic did for one of his client, remove seat and carpet and thoroughly clean the whole car.
Unless you can look into those nooks and corners for mud stains.... smile_tongue.gif



locate the ecu and look at the ecu socket for mud traces in between....the most hardest part to clean....

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 09:06 AM

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QUOTE (rallychamp @ Oct 16 2014, 10:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
locate the ecu and look at the ecu socket for mud traces in between....the most hardest part to clean....

But then depends how high the flood waters. Some ECU are near dashboard height, some are in engine and on top, so if flood half the car, then ECU not affected

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 10:05 AM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Oct 17 2014, 09:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But then depends how high the flood waters. Some ECU are near dashboard height, some are in engine and on top, so if flood half the car, then ECU not affected



because major concern on flooded car is the electrical problem...especially expensive ecu/tcu replacement after water damage....

so if ecu/tcu not affected...should be less worry

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 01:24 PM

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QUOTE (rallychamp @ Oct 17 2014, 10:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
because major concern on flooded car is the electrical problem...especially expensive ecu/tcu replacement after water damage....

so if ecu/tcu not affected...should be less worry

Even flood water don't reach ECU, if know is flooded car also not shiok already.....hhahahhahha smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 11:21 AM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Oct 18 2014, 01:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Even flood water don't reach ECU, if know is flooded car also not shiok already.....hhahahhahha smile_tongue.gif



atleast better than cut N pasted accident car at numerous body point (altough not severe but very ugly dent hidden woooo)

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 08:33 AM

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QUOTE (rallychamp @ Oct 20 2014, 11:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
atleast better than cut N pasted accident car at numerous body point (altough not severe but very ugly dent hidden woooo)

Cut and join easy to see mah...... smile_big.gif