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a pond formed around my corolla

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by MotoTacoma, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Sep 30, 2010 at 6:55 AM
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    MotoTacoma

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    tacoma sold 11/13/13 Not much on Tundra yet, just Husky Weatherbeaters front and back
    Woke up to a doorbell and knocking at the door..
    My neighbor tells me I may want to move my car..
    This is what I see..

    [​IMG]


    hopped in it and drove it to dry land (slowly)...
    no water damage at all.. water was just below the door line and far from the intake

    close call.. thank you, neighbor
     
  2. Sep 30, 2010 at 7:00 AM
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    Toyotacrawler

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    Wow! Glad you got it to dry land!
     
  3. Sep 30, 2010 at 7:04 AM
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    danteisme

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    holy hell, dont got that much rain on this side
     
  4. Sep 30, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    MotoTacoma

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    i'm up near scranton/wilkes-barre area... we are getting hammered... hammered with rain... i'm not sure how much philly's supposed to get tho..
     
  5. Sep 30, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Great neighbor letting you know & glad you were able to rescue it outta there!
     
  6. Sep 30, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    MotoTacoma

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    tacoma sold 11/13/13 Not much on Tundra yet, just Husky Weatherbeaters front and back
    thankfully all of the houses on this street are built up much higher than the street.. the street is the only thing flooded at this point... the deepest part is of course in front of mine.. if i didn't have the taco in the garage i wouldn't be able to get out of here haha
     
  7. Sep 30, 2010 at 7:18 AM
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    Brunes

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    Buy that neighbor some beers or something...
     
  8. Sep 30, 2010 at 7:23 AM
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    MotoTacoma

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    me too judy haha


    yes i'm lucky, my neighbors rock...
     
  9. Sep 30, 2010 at 7:26 AM
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    BrokenTusk

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    Wow, thumbs up for good neighbors
     
  10. Sep 30, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    tacoma sold 11/13/13 Not much on Tundra yet, just Husky Weatherbeaters front and back
    i guess this is why they call it flash flood...

    same spot, approx. 1.5 hours later

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  11. Sep 30, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    Danosabre

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    Glad you got your car out. I'm going on a motorcycle trip tomorrow and all that rain is hitting us tonight and through tomorrow. I think I'm going to need hip waders on the bike.:eek:
     
  12. Sep 30, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    Janster

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    Buy that neighbor a case of beer and sit back with him/her and drink a few with them.

    My god, it's been raining all night and it's coming down like buckets at my house (near Lancaster, PA) right now and has been for hours. I can't believe how much water has come outta the sky here all night.

    The ground is sooooo hard & dry that it can't absorb all this water and its running off everywhere. My yard is pooling up and if it keeps raining like this, I'll have a small river running through my back yard.
     
  13. Sep 30, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    MotoTacoma

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    hahah have a safe trip

    if it gets too deep you can try pastrana's hydroplane method

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eMi3cYJb0Y?fs=1
     
  14. Sep 30, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    I hydrolocked an old car once. Biggest pain in the ass. Although it was pretty fun when you pull the plugs, crank it, and shoot water all over the garage walls :D
     
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