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    Default '08 Sierra water damage, is it totaled?

    I drove the front end of my truck into a pond on some property i was on last night, how bad is this and what all might have to be replaced? Also in the long run of the truck how will this affect it later on?

    thanks guys

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    03 Silverado LS 2wd ext. cab
    Rockford Fosgate 12" shallow mount w/1200 watt amp
    Cobra CB radio and PA w/whip ant.
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    That's not good!!!!!!!!!!
    90 per cent of the electrics are under water, they will be toast.
    The engine is under water. The engine would have ingested water, filling some of the cylinders. Water won't compress, so the pistons usually break.

    You probably have insurance, can you place a claim?

    Btw, was it a good time, up 'til then?

    '09 Avalanche LTZ - Black
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    Hey guys watch this................ oops
    2002 Chevy Silverado & 1995 Ford Bronco

    02 Silverado: 50K miles, 20" Motto Rims, Flowmaster 50 Series
    95 Bronco: 160K miles, 4" Superlift, 33/12.5/15 Mickey Thompson
    01 Civic: 75K miles, DD

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    I would seriously be surprised if it wasnt a total, thats not good.
    Other than the truck dunking I hope the rest of the night was good.

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    Yeah I have to agree it is probably totaled. If it isn't I will be surprised, I hope you have good insurance!

    Good luck!
    Ford has a better idea! Drive a GM!

    07 GMC Sierra Classic
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    I don't own this truck, I just drive it!

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    Not a good way to begin the new year...

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    It was a great night until the truck went for a swim. Hey 2013 can only get better. Insurance is going to look at in the morning.

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    Wow. Yeah, I would say that the insurance company will probably total it.

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    Wow. Hope everyone was OK.

    The extent of the damage will depend on:

    1) Whether that's salt/brackish water, or fresh.
    2) Whether you sucked water into the engine before you shut it off.
    3) Whether the dash was under water by the time you pulled it out.

    Who knows, considering the value of the truck maybe it's worth replacing the carpet and seats and going over or replacing the wiring harness. If you get to it right away before mold mildew and corrosion set in it can be done. There tend to be long term problems with corrosion of electrical components although most of the firewall forward stuff is pretty well sealed.
    Minneapolis area - 1997 K2500 regular cab long bed + 8.5' Western Unimount plow + modified transmission + 2nd battery + modified camper charge circuit + 1971 Cayo camper -and- 2004 4x4 Suburban 2500 8.1 + Maxbrake controller + 2nd battery + modified trailer charge circuit + Reese receiver, pulls 30' Airstream trailer

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    Ya i just met with the Insurance man, the trucks dash was under water (fresh) for about 30 min untill we could get the tractor down to get her out. I defanatly got water into the engine also.

    Insurance man totaled it, so now onto shopping for another.

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