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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Wed, Aug-30-2017, 09:57:17 PM   #11
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Every car in the area is going to get a branded carfax. :/

uh that is bs, mine was high and dry in my garage the whole time...pretty easy to spot a vehicle that's been in a flood in person, it's impossible to avoid wiring corrosion no matter how minimal it may be
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I'm hoping my M3 on jack stands made it. Not looking good.
Where's your place at? I'm over off San Felipe and Voss, water didn't get anywhere near my garage or front entryway. So just depends where you're at, people at the back of my neighborhood were less than 6" from having water intrusion, and that was with water at a depth of at least 18-20" in the street. I have 30" of depth with the Rover and was maybe mid door driving in the back of the neighborhood. One of the only perks of being close to the main street/artery
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Old Thu, Aug-31-2017, 02:22:47 AM   #15
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Where's your place at? I'm over off San Felipe and Voss, water didn't get anywhere near my garage or front entryway. So just depends where you're at, people at the back of my neighborhood were less than 6" from having water intrusion, and that was with water at a depth of at least 18-20" in the street. I have 30" of depth with the Rover and was maybe mid door driving in the back of the neighborhood. One of the only perks of being close to the main street/artery
I made a couple of posts in the flood thread in the off topic section.

I'm on Fry and Mason in Katy. By the time we evac'd by boat, there was about 3-4" of water in the house, about 30-36" (est. waist deep) halfway up my driveway at that time. If I had to guess the water level in the garage was 4-6", and I'm sure the water level rose overnight as they opened up the dams. I got my jack stands up about 15-16", so the car should be fine if the water level in my garage didn't exceed 17+". If the car is totaled, I'm fixing it up. Never getting rid of it. I'll be going back there by boat to assess damage tomorrow.

Also, **** the car fax thing. I could care less.
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Oak Forest Area here.... lucked out. No water damage.
That vid is super depressing! Super props to that vid OP!
He has the energy to save his M3.

BTW - will NOT be retiring in Houston! this place sucks.
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I made a couple of posts in the flood thread in the off topic section.

I'm on Fry and Mason in Katy. By the time we evac'd by boat, there was about 3-4" of water in the house, about 30-36" (est. waist deep) halfway up my driveway at that time. If I had to guess the water level in the garage was 4-6", and I'm sure the water level rose overnight as they opened up the dams. I got my jack stands up about 15-16", so the car should be fine if the water level in my garage didn't exceed 17+". If the car is totaled, I'm fixing it up. Never getting rid of it. I'll be going back there by boat to assess damage tomorrow.

Also, **** the car fax thing. I could care less.
I hope things are ok when you return. It's an unbelievable mess.

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Such a sad situation, it's good that this guy has a positive outlook but damn. Houston got rocked. Lots of people dead or missing from what I read. One of my friend's dad's house apparently got totally flooded. Another friend said he was fine and his house/cars are fine? It's really hard to wrap your head around how much damage there really is, cars are just a small portion. I saw some photos of a MkIV Supra and Viper up to their windshields in water! Can't imagine how many other cool cars are gone now, not to mention homes and businesses. I hope the cleanup effort is well orchestrated and properly funded. Must... Not... Make... Political... Comment... ARGH
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What's happening there is terrible on so many levels. It's crazy to watch that video. That red M3 is easily one of my favorite E36s. It sucks to see it, and everything else, in that position. Hope everyone in the area and their families are safe.

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thats commitment right there, good thinking on his feet
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