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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Tue, Sep-12-2017, 12:59:22 PM   #21
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Default Re: Steps to take to ensure flood car doesn't run into issues?

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Wow man I am so sorry.

Do not give up on the car though!! Not worth it to give up a nice example. Very nice car
The car will probably live.
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Old Tue, Sep-12-2017, 06:59:58 PM   #22
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Default Re: Steps to take to ensure flood car doesn't run into issues?

I work with electric motors that cost 30-50k and are not designed to get wet, however they are constantly getting wet and the electrical box would fill with water. Obviously it ruins the motor and it used to ruin the power leads. So we started using a terminal gel, since then we haven't had any issues at all. Im willing to bet if you let the car dry out and put some gel into the connectors that did or even could get wet that you would be fine.

Here is a link to the terminal gel, it's super cheap and it really works

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You are one of the lucky ones of sorts re cars. There are about 10,000 cars out at the race track in Baytown. Can't imagine the misery of having to redo the
house. My son in law's father's house was flooded in Baytown. Anyway back to the point, this is one of those times when WD40 is actually a thing to use. It is designed to displace water so I would use it on some connectors that are wet and maybe use a contact cleaner after they dry.
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The wiring looks fine, but I will keep the dehumidifier in there and keep inspecting. I'll look into the WD40 and terminal gel methods.

Currently fighting with insurance on a fair market value. Their initial offer won't even get me a high mileage M3 in shitty condition. And the ****ers adjusted/lowered the "listed price" of a local car and included a car that doesn't even exist (verified using VIN) on their retarded valuation report.
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The wiring looks fine, but I will keep the dehumidifier in there and keep inspecting. I'll look into the WD40 and terminal gel methods.

Currently fighting with insurance on a fair market value. Their initial offer won't even get me a high mileage M3 in shitty condition. And the ****ers adjusted/lowered the "listed price" of a local car and included a car that doesn't even exist (verified using VIN) on their retarded valuation report.

Which insurance company?


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