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Posted by Phil Coppin on November 22, 2000 at 14:30:26:

In Reply to: My E34 just went thru flooded streets...Should I.. posted by Pete on November 22, 2000 at 08:42:53:

With 12" of water, nothing too bad should happen as the air intake on the E34 is in the headlight grille (but there is a small drain hole at the bottom!)
In that depth of water, just go slowly with plenty of rpm's and don't create too much of a bow wave! If you slow down or stop in an automatic, flick it into Neutral and keep the rpms up.

If you have a manual gearbox you may get a rusty clutch that may stick. Otherwise nothing too much to go bad on the trusty bimmer!!!

Those are about the only mechanical things that could suffer some problems, the other thing is water into the interior (which normally gets smelly and musty). Most car door seals will hold out water from the outside. Miscellaneous unplugged holes in the floor pan will allow seepage but they should be pretty much sealed up.

Phil C.
95 525i 5spd. Shark in sheeps clothing

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