Water versus Steel


These are what bent and broken conrods look like. Some poor bloke who patronises the same mech as I do got caught in a flash flood.

The car stalled as it injested water. As the driver got confused and tried to crank the car again, the system tried to compress the mixture as it always does. Water does not compress, who knew the starter motor had so much power. One bent conrod, one broken. You probably don’t see it in the picture, the piston with the broken rod attached also has a hairline crack.

The parts for the engine rebuild won’t cost too much. It’s the labour charges that’ll get to you.

Tip: If you drive into a large puddle and your car stalls, don’t try to start it again. Put your hazards on and call for help. Drive safe!