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Old 02-15-2013, 10:24 AM   #81 (permalink)
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FYI Flood soesnt mean it was at the bottom of a river. If a "new" vehicle gets water up to undercarrige its a flood car.
This is determined by the insurance agency not dealers etc.
It is no longer able to be sold as a "new" car after that.
It may sneak through if water does not touch engine, trans, or wet the carpet liner.
On the other hand flood vehicles here in MS. tend to have a combination or water that is toxic to cars electrical systems.
Salt and fresh combined, when it hits the carpet liner as I said figure 5-8 year shelf life to all electrical connections that diddnt die outrite. and immediate surface corrosion to all bare immersed metals copper, aluminum, and steel surfaces.

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Old 02-15-2013, 06:14 PM   #82 (permalink)
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I got to start tearing apart the car last night. Some of it looks pretty good...... and some of it doesn't!

Lets go straight to the worst - under the back seat. Unfortunately, that's where the EV-ECU is!!!

Here's some shakey and bad cell phone video of the worst of the project.

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Old 02-15-2013, 08:00 PM   #83 (permalink)
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It really doesn't look too terrible. It'll be a lot of work, sure, but I think you'll be finding that it's 'not that bad' in the scheme of things.
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That really doesnt look too bad, that equipment is supposed to be waterproof. Just keep drying things out and wash out the carpet and it might be good to go.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:54 PM   #85 (permalink)
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There are a bunch of new cars that come with an air compressor and tire sealant instead of a spare tire. I know the Honda Fit does for sure.
Takes up less room that way....
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There are a bunch of new cars that come with an air compressor and tire sealant instead of a spare tire. I know the Honda Fit does for sure.
Takes up less room that way....
Are you sure? Isn't the US-spec Fit still supplied from Brazil? Back here it still has the spare tyre...
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Are you sure? Isn't the US-spec Fit still supplied from Brazil? Back here it still has the spare tyre...
I AM sure. Saw it with my own eyes. Maybe us Canadians don't get the US-spec, Brazil supplied version.

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In certain markets, Honda offers the Fit/Jazz without a spare tire, a system marketed as Ultra Luggage, where the spare tire well is used as part of a 'Tall' mode cargo area behind the rear seats.
But enough of this....I want to hear more about Ben's new i-MiEV!
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At least my last two flat tires were beyond the abilities of tire sealant to even temporarily repair.

Mechman, why did you bring up air compressors and tire sealant versus spare tires?
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I watched the video. Ugh. I'm with the folks telling you to find some way to flush the bejeezus out of everything before even thinking about applying electrical sources to anything. Rinse rinse rinse rinse rinse, dry dry dry dry dry. Cross fingers cross fingers cross fingers cross fingers cross fingers. I'll cross mine too.

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