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Old 23 Sep 2004, 03:23 am   #1 (permalink)
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My 1998, 78k miles, camry have a couple of problems after It got recover
back from a flood.
Its been a month now:
1. weird louder noise from the engine can be hear when engine start and
while driving fast or slow.
2. I have to add some more oils once awhile (every 200 miles) because oils
seem to loose or goes somewhere else.
3. I measure my gasoline per miles and it is 13 miles per galon.
4. When I press the gas paddle the rpm meter seem to goes to 3k fast, but
the car still running slower than it should be and it also make lounder
noise.

My mechanic says he will change or swap another engine for about 2000
dollars, which I don't have.
Please help me.


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Old 23 Sep 2004, 11:35 am   #2 (permalink)
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"murphylaws" <murphylaws1@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<4c5f689f5760be9b928c08c5db3575f2@localhost.t alkaboutautos.com>...

> My 1998, 78k miles, camry have a couple of problems after It got recover
> back from a flood.



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Old 23 Sep 2004, 11:59 am   #3 (permalink)
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"murphylaws" <murphylaws1@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> My 1998, 78k miles, camry have a couple of problems after It got recover
> back from a flood.


Unfortunately cars which have been partially or wholly submerged in flood
water, can sustain a lot of damage to the engine in the form of dirt or sand
getting into the inside of the engine or waiting to be drawn in once an
attempt is made to start the engine,..before CLEANING it out properly.

It only takes a small amount of dirt to be sucked up into the
oil-filter,..cause the filter to clog,..then the bypass valve operates
allowing the dirt to mix with the oil which is fed to the engine's
bearings,...engine failure follows farly quickly.

Submerged engines must be stripped down and thoroughly cleaned. If your
engine was not cleaned properly, then I'm afraid it may well be junk by now.



> Its been a month now:
> 1. weird louder noise from the engine can be hear when engine start and
> while driving fast or slow.


That noise is the engine's bearings hammering.



> 2. I have to add some more oils once awhile (every 200 miles) because oils
> seem to loose or goes somewhere else.


Your donk is burning the oil due ring and bore damage from the dirt,.. plus
loose bearings cause an increase in oil consumption through increased
oil-spray onto the cylinder walls in severe cases..



> 3. I measure my gasoline per miles and it is 13 miles per galon.


Be thankful the engine goes at all.


> 4. When I press the gas paddle the rpm meter seem to goes to 3k fast, but
> the car still running slower than it should be and it also make lounder
> noise.


If it is a manual gearbox, the clutch has probably thrown in the claw,..if
an automatic,..could be anything.


> My mechanic says he will change or swap another engine for about 2000
> dollars, which I don't have.
> Please help me.


A cheap second-hand engine which has no sludge or other signs of problems
would be the most economical way out.

Youre transmssion will also need attention, if it too was submerged....

Jason



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