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      08-30-2012, 02:30 PM   #67
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That sucks man. I hope it all works out for you in the end.
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      08-30-2012, 04:33 PM   #68
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That's exactly what I would tell him. You don't drive sports cars in floods, ice/snow, riots, fires, sketchy areas, etc. If you do, you take your chances and you get no sympathy from me when something happens. Sorry if that makes me a dick.

Its not like the M3 is a Ferrari or something. Its just a souped up 3 series. And since its the OP's daily driver it obviously needs to go wherever he goes. No need to rub salt in an open wound for something that was not the OP's fault.
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      08-30-2012, 06:27 PM   #69
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Its not like the M3 is a Ferrari or something. Its just a souped up 3 series. And since its the OP's daily driver it obviously needs to go wherever he goes. No need to rub salt in an open wound for something that was not the OP's fault.
You're preaching to the choir here. Mine is my daily also (it's the only car I own but not the only car I have access to). I don't idolize the car at all (I don't LOVE it like most people here). That said, I think OP should have been more careful. Taken the day off work perhaps. Simple as that. While I expressed my opinion which everyone seems to disagree with, I also tried to give the OP some hope so I don't think I'm some kind of asshole ripping OP a new one.
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You're preaching to the choir here. Mine is my daily also (it's the only car I own but not the only car I have access to). I don't idolize the car at all (I don't LOVE it like most people here). That said, I think OP should have been more careful. Taken the day off work perhaps. Simple as that. While I expressed my opinion which everyone seems to disagree with, I also tried to give the OP some hope so I don't think I'm some kind of asshole ripping OP a new one.
Nice way to back-pedal..

So now you guys want to switch to the topic of "idolizing these cars" well I assume since I was the only one on this thread that suggested having an alternate vehicle was a good idea..here is something to idolize..

How about not driving a car that has a bottom fed intake setup through a flood..naaah too much common sense there.

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Nice way to back-pedal..

So now you guys want to switch to the topic of "idealizing these cars" well I assume since I was the only one on this thread that suggested having an alternate vehicle was a good idea..here is something to idealize..

How about not driving a car that has a bottom fed intake setup through a flood..naaah too much common sense there.
It's not backpedaling. It's the truth of the matter. Also, your reading comprehension sucks. Nobody said anything about "idealizing" anything.
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It's not backpedaling. It's the truth of the matter. Also, your reading comprehension sucks. Nobody said anything about "idealizing" anything.
Oh the semantics game..pardon..not "idealize".."idolize".
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Its not like the M3 is a Ferrari or something. Its just a souped up 3 series. And since its the OP's daily driver it obviously needs to go wherever he goes. No need to rub salt in an open wound for something that was not the OP's fault.
You're preaching to the choir here. Mine is my daily also (it's the only car I own but not the only car I have access to). I don't idolize the car at all (I don't LOVE it like most people here). That said, I think OP should have been more careful. Taken the day off work perhaps. Simple as that. While I expressed my opinion which everyone seems to disagree with, I also tried to give the OP some hope so I don't think I'm some kind of asshole ripping OP a new one.
"hey boss, yeah can't make it in to work today. Yeah see forecast is for rain and I drive an M3, the intake sucks in air from bottom of bumper so you understand right? Thanks, and we'll talk about my promotion next week when I'm able to come into the office."
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      08-30-2012, 10:05 PM   #76
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"hey boss, yeah can't make it in to work tommorrow. See forecast was for flooding and I drove my M3, the the intake sucks in air from bottom of bumper so I will not make it to work tommorrow because I fried my $70K car's engine."
Fixed that for ya...
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Originally Posted by ec_E92
"hey boss, yeah can't make it in to work tommorrow. See forecast was for flooding and I drove my M3, the the intake sucks in air from bottom of bumper so I will not make it to work tommorrow because I fried my $70K car's engine."

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Fixed that for ya...
Your boss said to not come in at all, as for you there is no "tommorrow" with that company.
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      08-31-2012, 06:24 AM   #78
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To those that sympathize, thanks
To those that have a fleet of cars, can take off from work at will, and have multiple homes they can run to in bad weather, please count your blessings and I apologize for possibly ruing my 4 year old convertible, that based on many posts here is not a real M anyway.

For those who care, they have run two oil changes and cleaned the spark plugs, but the service rep seemed unclear on the status of the engine other than they need more time.

Geico has instructed them to remove the seats, remove and clean the carpets and replace the pad. Not sure why they would do that unless they felt the engine could be saved.

Since I Idolize the car (but obviously not enough) even she gets repaired, I'll just keep her for a few years so that resale value will not be an issue.

Will be interesting to run a carfax in six months and see what is reported.
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That's odd, so basically they can't confirm if the engine is toast or not? ^
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"hey boss, yeah can't make it in to work today. Yeah see forecast is for rain and I drive an M3, the intake sucks in air from bottom of bumper so you understand right? Thanks, and we'll talk about my promotion next week when I'm able to come into the office."
I don't think it's too much to ask to get the day off when there's a fuckin tropical storm, torrential downpours, and flash flooding.

OP, sounds like there's some hope!
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Hope this works out for you. Too bad about all of the DBaggery in this thread from the peanut gallery.

Good luck!
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"hey boss, yeah can't make it in to work today. Yeah see forecast is for rain and I drive an M3, the intake sucks in air from bottom of bumper so you understand right? Thanks, and we'll talk about my promotion next week when I'm able to come into the office."
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This thread, in short

"I might have hydrolocked my engine."

"Sorry to hear that. Hope it works out," say the humans.

"You shouldn't have done that," say the finger-waggling armchair quarterbacks who either love stating the obvious (because I'm sure the OP wouldn't have experienced one moment of regret without their constructive nagging) or believe in time travel and find benefit in hashing over things we can just go back in time and prevent (and whose other car apparently is a tardis).

OP, please post updates. I'm especially interested in how Geico treats you. Hope it works out to the best result!
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Good luck to the OP and I'm curious to see how this pans out. This is sort of the worst case scenario where the car is on the verge of being totaled.

This forum is apparently full of people that seem to have ready access to a soapbox to extol their view of the world - which of course is the only correct one.

It's rather silly to hear people say the M3 is the perfect all-around car and then turn around and become a critic of someone who used it as such. I don't think OP woke up in the morning and set out to see how much water his M3 could displace. This could've happened with any car.
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Good luck to the OP and I'm curious to see how this pans out. This is sort of the worst case scenario where the car is on the verge of being totaled.

This forum is apparently full of people that seem to have ready access to a soapbox to extol their view of the world - which of course is the only correct one.

It's rather silly to hear people say the M3 is the perfect all-around car and then turn around and become a critic of someone who used it as such. I don't think OP woke up in the morning and set out to see how much water his M3 could displace. This could've happened with any car.
It's the perfect all-around CAR, not an amphibious vehicle.
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It's the perfect all-around CAR, not an amphibious vehicle.
I will go further and say its NOT the perfect all around car..RWD, high HP..low riding..summer tire equipped (standard)..its time to face facts and live up to what this car can and cant do.
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The latest new for nice people (other can lok away now, I am sure that there i somewhere else you can spew):

Despite repeated oil drains, the car still has water in the engine so the dealer has advised Geico that the engine needs to be rebuilt or replaced.

However, the dealer could not reach the adjuster, and by the end of the day Friday, his mailbox was full. Unfortunately, he was not a local, but an adjuster brought in from out of town to help and he had told me that he was going back to the west coast on Friday.

With the holiday, I will not know anything until Tuesday at the earliest...

If they total, I will have to start looking for another car. CPO M3 at top of my list, but budget is tight, so I may have to hold off for now. Nothing local M3 wise has any appeal (so few for sale).

Thanks for (mostly) the support
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Good luck. Either way it turns out, its gotta sting bro.
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