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Old 06-03-2019, 09:21 PM
535iKG1988 535iKG1988 is offline
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1988 535i Flood Damage

Hi all, I'm posting a question I also left on MyE28.
I've inherited a 1988 535i manual that five years ago was in the way of a flood from an adjacent river. The water rose about two feet high and the engine bay and interior have a layer of silt. The water inside went as high as the seats and console. Ironically the leather seems to have survived and there's no rust. The car has sat where it was deluged ever since. Dipstick oil looks to be without water. I put a new battery in and was able to get dash lights but that is it. My guess for starters is at least a starter. I can DIY but I am not a real wrench. I'd like to see if I can resurrect this car to one day run the gears as a daily. Before I drag this otherwise straight white on blue victim to a shop, what am I likely in for? Thanks! KG
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