'08 Sierra water damage, is it totaled?

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by bubba lee, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. bubba lee

    bubba lee New Member

    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

  2. RayVoy

    RayVoy Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    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?
  3. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Hey guys watch this................ oops
  4. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    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.
  5. giorge

    giorge Rockstar 100 Posts

    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!
  6. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Not a good way to begin the new year...
  7. bubba lee

    bubba lee New Member

    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.
  8. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Wow. Yeah, I would say that the insurance company will probably total it.
  9. Jamm3r

    Jamm3r Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    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.
  10. bubba lee

    bubba lee New Member

    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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