I finally got my car delivered from Houston, Texas and noted a layer of sand and salt over most of the engine.
It did take a car carrier through the midwest, including a snow storm in Wyoming, so that might have been it too.
The title is clean (checked carfax), but that just means they never made an insurance claim for the damage.
Any way to know what happened and if it was underwater, what should I be concerned about? It seems to run fine and the inside is spotless.
I was always told that if the cars engine gets submerged its a goner. A lot of the internal lubrication belts etc get destroyed, plus when water enters the block it wrecks it. I am no mechanic by any means, but that is what i was always taught. Plus there is that issue of getting the water out of the upholstery, walls, etc. which will plague the electrical system. If you know there were floods in the area, which there were a lot in texas recently, you want to send it back or get some sort of written guarantee about the car.
hmmm... well the car runs fine and the upholstery looks good so it is probably ok.
I would guess that it is like a computer in that it will either fail quickly or last a long time.
what kind of car is it???
Nevermind.. I decided to read the other posts.. =0)
[Edited by kain9i6 on 11-15-2000 at 04:44 PM]