Severe Flooding won't stop a VR4

pu-11-me

and put an LSD in it
Location
NSW
First Name
Dawso
Drive
VW Touareg
Well, not even severe flooding could stop the VR4 last night.

160mm of rain fell here yesterday, 130 of which fell between 9:30 and 11:30PM.... When i was trying to get home!

I had many instances trying to get home last night where i had water halfway up my door!!!

The VR4 survived 2 hours of this (In my 10km drive home) and pulled through with no hassles....

Clutch was a bit slippy as were the brakes but the engine and electrics all done their job beautifully.

I did however lose a tow hook cover, bend my number plate and fill my lights with water :(

Bad things happened here last night, i'm sure NSW guys will hear about it on the news. There is people missing, cars washed away, millions of dollars property damage etc and about to storm again with the main river here peaking at 3 this afternoon. The town is already cut in half by it!!!

Poor car, i wouldn't have gotten home without you -

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VR-04-TT

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NSW
First Name
Paul
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2005 Liberty 3.0R Spec B
Kudos to the VR4 and your guts to power through :D Glad to hear you're all safe and sound!
 

BuzzPuppy

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Victoria
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Gavin
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レグナム Super VR-4
That's hardcore mate... hope that you and all you know remain safe and sound!
 

pu-11-me

and put an LSD in it
Location
NSW
First Name
Dawso
Drive
VW Touareg
Cheers lads.... I tell you what, it would have to be one of the scariest things i have ever done in a car!

Twas' good for an adreneline rush

Took the car for a drive this morning and no weird noises or odd things going on and the clutch feels fine so +10 to VR4 strength and reliability :D

*edit - All my close mates and family are all safe too :)
 

SiliconAngel

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Location
Perth, WA
First Name
SA, Trevor
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'99 Legnum VR4 Black MT
Sorry to hear you lost the tow-hook cover mate, but glad you got home safely. Pull those headlamps off and get them draining ASAP or the water might stain or even etch the lens.
 

pu-11-me

and put an LSD in it
Location
NSW
First Name
Dawso
Drive
VW Touareg
Sorry to hear you lost the tow-hook cover mate, but glad you got home safely. Pull those headlamps off and get them draining ASAP or the water might stain or even etch the lens.

Cheers Trev, its still raining though and the garage is unusable so i will hop to it ASAP after the rain stops :(
 

bradc

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New Zealand
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Brad
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Facelift Manual 400hp VR-4 Legnum
Cool :) As long as the water doesn't get up to the level of the air intake snorkel you should be ok in 90% of cars.
 
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This is near Tamworth yeah? I'm planning on driving down the coast tomorrow, so the roads better be ok there...
 

pu-11-me

and put an LSD in it
Location
NSW
First Name
Dawso
Drive
VW Touareg
Cool :) As long as the water doesn't get up to the level of the air intake snorkel you should be ok in 90% of cars.

There were lots of cars that didn't make it haha..... 90% of which were Mitsi's

This is near Tamworth yeah? I'm planning on driving down the coast tomorrow, so the roads better be ok there...

Its clearing up now and most major roads are open so you should be right :)

I'm 300km from the coast anyways and i read it wasn't nearly as bad there!

*dreaminly thinks about living near the beach
 

Tom

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
NSW
First Name
Tom
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New: 2006 BMW 335i M-Sport | Old: 2000 Galant VR4, MY04 STI WRX, 2009 Audi A4 2.7tdi
First QLD gets hit with severe weather, now we get heaps of rain and hail!

Rained on us installing my front mount today for about 10mins out in the shire.. then I get to my mates place in Ermington around 730 tonight and it hails on us and rains full heavy for a little while, flooding the street.. then cleared up, got warm, then rained for ages again lol.
 

SiliconAngel

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Location
Perth, WA
First Name
SA, Trevor
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'99 Legnum VR4 Black MT
Brad I think you'll find fully submerging your transmission for more than a min or so will stop most cars in their tracks, as water will come in through the breathers and flood the clutch pack :(
 

naughtika

OzVR4 Stalker
Location
Brisbane, QLD
First Name
Christian
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'96 Galant VR4, '17 MB A180, '25 Macan GTS
not to forget.. the starter motor.. hope yours will still be fine..

if not.. luckily it's easily accesible.. a rebuild shouldn't cost that much.. AFAIK the carbon brush some how loses its contact..
 

king_panther

Gettin' tanked
Location
New South Wales
First Name
Brad
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2012 VW Caddy 1.6TDI 7-Speed DSG. Still crappy DSG.....
Yea good luck Dawso hope it's not all too bad. Was just reading online then about the big storm, with the town being cut in 2 by the flooding.

How's the situation now up there ?
 

pu-11-me

and put an LSD in it
Location
NSW
First Name
Dawso
Drive
VW Touareg
Water has gone down and left us with a MOUNTAIN of mess to clean up.... I still need to find out whether my other car survived! It is in a workshop in an area that got hammered on Friday night....

*crosses fingers

The white car is fine though, still runs like a dream :).... Just missing a tow hook cover lol.... At least i'll blend in with the crowd hehe

I dried the lights out too now its stopped raining!
 
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this thread is useless without action pics of the vr4 fighting the water lol :p

lol nah, glad to hear you and everyone else is all doing well :)
 

pu-11-me

and put an LSD in it
Location
NSW
First Name
Dawso
Drive
VW Touareg
this thread is useless without action pics of the vr4 fighting the water lol :p

lol nah, glad to hear you and everyone else is all doing well :)

Trust me, if i had the camera i would've video'd it! Lol.....
 

pu-11-me

and put an LSD in it
Location
NSW
First Name
Dawso
Drive
VW Touareg
REBOOT survived, just got confirmation..... The tyres got wet but that was it lol
 

pu-11-me

and put an LSD in it
Location
NSW
First Name
Dawso
Drive
VW Touareg
Oh shit. Water got past the headlights and close to the top of the bonnet bro? :eek:
Did any water get into the car?
What happened to your home man?

My place is alright..... Some got some damage but it was mainly businesses in the CBD and industrial area

No water got in the car thankfully, and as soon as it started coming over the bonnet i turned around and went back lol.... Was a bit hectic i can tell you!

The lights filled with water because i realised yesterday when i took them out to dry them that the seals around the lights are busted. Probably from the HID kit that used to be in there!

Everything on the car seems to be fine but i will be checking all the oils etc tomorrow when i can get it on the hoist :)
 
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