C200 Cdi went I heavy rain/flood not starting!

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I had no option but to drive through heavy rain and I got stuck in a high level of water that entered the car too, after I towed it home it wouldn't start . The starter doesn't turn but now it does but the car wouldn't start. I pushed the car on the same day and it started for a bit but switched off then soon. Now even after pushing it , it doesn't start. What should I do? All electricals work fine I guess
 

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Get someone to empty the water out of the engine and replace the bent con-rods would be a good start.........
 

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In a nutshell you've knackered the engine...............my neighbour done the same with his C220 CDI bent all 4 conrods.

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Definitely did come in the cabin , I have no clue about the engine but must have entered it.
What do I do?
 

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Pull the dip stick and check to see if any water bubbles on the dip stick
 

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You need to determine wether you have ingested water into the engine for sure.
Repeated attempts to start won't help but make things worse.
I have seen some of the flooding on the BBC news it does look bad, best wishes for your people.
 

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This guy could have water damage

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Nonsense just needs a sponge and a few of those Silica Gel packets :lol::lol:
 

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Nonsense just needs a sponge and a few of those Silica Gel packets :lol::lol:

True,, easier with a soft top as the sun dries it all out leaving it like new

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^ Those floods in Germany have caused a few other showroom casualties...

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I first thought that was one of those "wrapped" cars, must be getting old.
 

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They're sort of wrapped.

In silt. :(
 

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It happened to my neighbour, it was dark and did not relise how deep the puddle was, as the river had broke through the bank, all off 3ft the insurance paid him out. Hope this helps
 
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