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Thread: Caterham SV Flood Car up for Auction

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    The car was flooded to the level of the horizontal panel in the engine compartment where the battery normally sits. That means the ECU was under water but the instrument panel was above the water. I would speculate that the column mounted ignition switch was likely under water since it is below the lower level of the dash board.

    There was no mud in the car, just a thin white layer of something after the water dried up. The car was under water for at least 4 days, that's how long the flooding lasted in that area before receding.

    He is going to send me pictures later today or tomorrow and I will post them.

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    You can see where the water got to, not as bad as I thought when I first talked to John after the flood.

    Since the air cleaner stayed above water I doubt any got into the engine at all. It also looks as if the ECU remained above water.
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    Concerning water in the engine, transmission and differential, the ex-owner sent me the following:

    It appeared, from the oil slick trailing out from beneath the car following the flood, that water at least series seemed into the engine's sump, the transmission, and possibly the rear end.

    Not sure what "at least series seemed" is supposed to mean. He sent it to me from a cell phone so some fat fingering seems to be involved.

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    Options on the car per the ex-owner:

    6 speed Trans
    Limited slip diff, I think ratio is. 3:62/1
    Brake upgrade
    Leather adjustable seats
    Heated (defrost coils ) windshield. (Maybe all had that).
    Can't recall what else.
    I had put new Odessey (sp?) battery in it recently before flood.
    Not sure if that survived , but I t wasn't under water.
    I believe soft top was in boot when it left here, and driver's carpet was on top of passenger's in passenger footwell.
    Full doors were on car.

    No lowered floor.

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    I'm snickering at the irony Skip...
    Have you done us a favour posting this or created a monster with a bunch bidding against each other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Hill View Post
    I'm snickering at the irony Skip...
    Have you done us a favour posting this or created a monster with a bunch bidding against each other?
    That thought occurred to me as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Hill View Post
    . . . created a monster with a bunch bidding against each other?


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    Well, for the record, I will NOT be shilling for anyone, nor will I be bidding at all. If I had not collected all the bits to upgrade (no flame wars as to the validity of that statement) our early Caterham basketcase to a Zetec then I would be in there like a dirty shirt! Plus, it is a nice time of the year for a trip to somewhere away from the ice, snow, and cold temps of eastern Ontario.
    Maybe in my next life?

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    Run as fast as you can!! It is way over value now. A flood car is only good for parts and then you have to dissemble them down to basic parts and wash the silt off and the treat the rust before use. the frame would be the same all of the interior needs to be treated. These things (flood damage) come back as night mares.

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    It certainly is not exactly MY idea of a great deal at the present 15k +....
    Time will tell where the price of this pig-in-a-poke ends up.

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