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How do cars drive through deep water as shown on many videos online?

I have read many warnings about driving a car through deep water. Some problems that this can cause is destroy the catalytic converter and in petrol engines water can cause damage to spark plugs. And ...
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My car has moisture on the inside of the glass but other cars do not

During winter here in Canada, my 2011 Cruze seems like it has humidity on the inside of the windshields. When I take a look at other cars besides mine, there is moisture on the exterior, not interior. ...
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How does condensed water get sent out of an exhaust system?

We've all seen water dribbling out a car exhaust when we're following someone accelerating out of a stoplight. I know that the water is an inevitable product of combustion, but I find myself wondering ...
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What is this container in the engine and should it be filled with water?

The car is Honda Life 2007. While checking for water I wondered what this is and should it be filled with water/coolant? I have attached the image of the engine with the container I am talking about ...
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Drove through high water, what to do now?

Last night there was a huge thunderstorm. During a massive downpour where I could barely see out of my window, I ended up driving onto a flooded street, by the time I realized how deep the water was I ...
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Long crank but still starts

I am in need of some help. I have an 08 Jeep Compass Sport. 2.4 4x4. We have been having a lot of rain and a lot of flooding. I was on my way home from work, and I came to an area where the road was ...
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The effect of hitting deep water hard

Like other questions I've read before posting this one, I was driving through unfamiliar territory during a storm. I was coming down a bridge and it was dark and I couldn't see that the street was ...
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Renault Megane not starting after water damage

Im looking at a Renault Megane 2010 1.5 dci which was crashed into a drain. ECU and electrics on left hand side were submerged. Have changed ECU, circuit box on top of left suspension, circuit box by ...
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Waterproofing small electronic device on motorcycle

I have recently installed a quickshifter controller on my motorcycle. This device consists of a small electronic controller unit, a sensor connected to it and an ignition cutoff cable also connected ...
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Water logged car smell

Car was caught in a flood and water got in up to the glove compartment. We got it running again after replacing a bunch of parts. But that smell. I had another guy shampoo it, but a friend of mine ...
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Car stalls in flood but now starts, does that mean the engine is okay?

I drove my car (Fiat Panda Active) through a flood that was deeper than I expected, it stalled, I restarted it again, it struggled once more when I got out of the flood but kept going. I then had the ...
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How does water in the radiator not boil?

I have been wondering why exactly is it that water in the cooling system of a car does not boil. The boiling point of water is 212 F, and normal engine operating temperatures can get up to 250 F. ...
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Car got mildly flooded - what to do first?

I started driving my car after a day of very heavy rain, and discovered an inch or so of water on the floor of the back seat - apparently I had parked on top of the (insufficient) storm drain. ...
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Why would my passenger door be filling with water?

Nissan Titan 2012 model the passenger side front door continues to fill with water even when it doesn't rain. Per research if the floor board was wet on the passenger side it would be a clogged drain ...
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Crankshaft timing belt

I’ve been trying to loosen my crank shaft pulley to get to my timing belt and water pump. Well I couldn’t find a tool to do it with so I got a air impact and didn’t think it was working and it turned ...
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How to deal with watered down fuel?

I asked this question Why did car go quiter and cut out after fuel change? and somebody mentioned in the comments that I may have used watered down gas. This seems plausible and I did think the fuel ...
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DIY van filtration system question

I’ve recently purchased an in line KDF filter (the one picture below) and I’m scratching my head trying to figure out how I can best plumb it. The filter is meant for RVs and boats and is meant to be ...
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What if I added a little tap water to the engine coolant?

I had my engine coolant level at "below LOW" and I was sure there is a leak. So I added 0,5l of tap water (full capacity of coolant is 5l) to check for the leak. It turned out it is not a coolant leak ...
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How to drive a hybrid in a flood? [closed]

In a traditional IC car when driving through water such as a flooded road or a ford the recommendation is to keep the revs up by using more throttle than is necessary. This ensures that the exhaust ...
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Milky Motorcycle Engine Oil

Good day, I recently replaced the engine oil and it was milky. Water mixed with the oil. Is there any sense in the following process? Drain all the milky oil. Fill the engine with WD-40. Spin the ...
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Oil in water coolant

I have a 2005 KIA Sorento Limited Edition suv which I recently bought secondhand...i just found out that black oil is present in the water coolant, is it safe to still drive it? What could possibly be ...
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Sand like residue inside my engine bay area. Could it have been flooded…?

I just bought a car from a dealership (2013 Accord 2.4L) and I noticed today that there was sand residue near and around the engine. I was changing spark plugs today and also noticed dry powerdy sand ...
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Oil filling cooling system

2015 Chevy 1500, 5.3 Oil overflowing coolant tank. No water in oil. Checked oil cooler in radiator both with 20 psi of air and 22.5 inches of vacuum. No evidence of leak. Old school, so I pulled the ...
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06 Chevy Cobalt: Low Power, Rough Idle (Misfires), now Water in Oil

Been driving it for two months now in cold Chicago weather. -Car first was only experiencing weak acceleration and some minor engine "pulsating" at idle. -On further probing during drive cycles with ...
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I just bought a 2011 Chevy

I just purchased a 2011 Chevy HHS and when I got home last night the floor board and carpet in the front passenger seat was very wet. I'm guessing this might be a condensation issue. Anyone have any ...
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Water sloshing sound from bottom of car

The past few weeks, I have been hearing a water sloshing sound from inside the car. It sounds almost like there is a large-ish tub below the passenger seat filled halfway with water, which then ...
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Water dropping from radiator without boiling or engine overheating

I observed oil in my ford mondeo and it was diagonized as to gasket issue. This was replaced. After which my mechanic noticed the car was somewhat over heating so my rewire had to set the fan on high. ...
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2001 Toyota Tacoma collects rain water in bed

My 2001 Toyota Tacoma is normally parked slightly downhill. Since it has a plastic bed liner with no drain holes, the rain water collects near the front and I end up with a koi pond. Doing some ...
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Tightening sequence for water pump bolts (Peugeot 406 1.8 16V)

I'm curious about the tightening sequence of this water pump. The manual says nothing about it. I have included 2 pictures and assigned numbers to the bolts. What sequence do you recommend for this ...
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Possible water damage from puddles?

Recently drove through what I thought were two shallow puddles this morning. I saw another vehicle like mine actually get stuck after I went through. Now granted his suspension was modified as the car ...
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Deionized water for batteries and radiators

Confused! Auto parts stores sell deionized water for auto use only; claiming they are prepared solely for this use. Not for human consumption. What do they do differently after making DI water? Are ...
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Driving thru high water

We recently had a hurricane that dumped tons of water all over the county. My fiance and I HAD to venture out the day after the storm to get his paycheck, we ran into several spots of high water. It ...
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2001 ford explorer water leak

I put water In the radiator of this vehicle I just bought and water just leaks right out from behind the fan pulley somewhere on the engine. I have checked the hoses and they're all good. Help!
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Manual rotation of water pump before starting the engine. Is it necessary?

Today, I came across this article while surfing through Gates website: https://www.gatestechzone.com/en/news/2017-06-water-pump-replacement It mentions some points about installing a new water pump. ...
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Electrical issue - Honda

A few things recently happened. About a week ago I drove through some flood water, probably high enough to out the exhaust system under water. There are also a few things I've noticed while at work ...
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Water resevoir has a hole. Water boils out

My water resevoir has a hole in it, the vehicle does not overheat, but the water boils out like an eruption. will replacing the resevoir correct this problem?
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My battery exploded and made a hole in some plastic in the transmission and now I have water in my transmission

I've been out of town for a month. When I got home last week my 2018 Ram Promaster city van (2.4L 9 speed auto) with 20k miles would not start. I had full power for lights. When I opened the hood I ...
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I have a 2015 Nissan Rogue my heater wasn't working so I changed my water pump and now I have oil in my radiator until this happened I had NO oil leak

I just changed the water pump in my Nissan Rogue because my heater wasn't working and now I have oil in my radiator but no anti freeze in my oil what could be causing it? My car didn't leak oil until ...
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switchable engine water pump, an improvement?

Some engines nowadays have a switchable water pump that can be turn off at cold start, like the ones found on some Volkswagen diesel engines. Those a mechanical pump that can be disabled at cold start ...
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2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i : Water is dripping onto the ground from underneath the drivers side

I have recently encountered an issue my car in which I notice water puddling underneath the car between the driver and passenger doors. It seems to be pure water and not coolant or oil. I haven't been ...
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Water leak from car. Part identification

A have a leak from my car that is easily visible and accessible. I do not know what part it is or wether it's an indication of another issue within the car. Please see attached picture. My finger ...