Touareg: 2006 V8
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: United States
Second Vehicle: VW 2
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other than just saying the engine was hydro-locked, did they say if anything was bent or broken?
I am aware that water does not compress. If nothing is bent or broken, can spark plugs be removed on the cylinders that have water in them to have the water dried up/ejected like I've seen at some point in my life. I know it was on an older car/engine so I'm not sure if the same applies to modern engines.
Did the dealer supply an actual damage report with the identified damage?
Did they check the air box for a wet filter? If so, what was their thought? how many modern cars hydro lock their engines with zero modifications and on paved surfaces (that aren't flooded)?
Did you check the air box for a clogged drain after the dealer diagnosis? [will a drill fix this issue?]
for a vehicle capable of fording rivers, this really seems like a WTF moment that no one thought of.
Sorry to hear about your situation, but in all actuality, how hard would it be for VW to issue an air box recall notice to fix the offending part?
could you imagine people driving down the hwy, in the rain, and their engine hydrolock while the car is traveling at hwy speeds...not good
I feel you pain. best wishes.