2007 Cobalt - Chevy Cobalt Forum / Cobalt Reviews / Cobalt SS / Cobalt Parts
New Member Introductions For new members of YourCobalt.com to introduce themselves!

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
Newcomer
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1
Angry 2007 Cobalt

My name is Marty Meyers and I'm not happy about my 2007 Cobalt. My son drove it through less than 12" of standing water and $800 later it's been repaired. Apparently the intake is low on this car and it sucked up water into the engine hydraulicing it. I'm NOT HAPPY. Please learn from my mistake.
mtmeyers is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 05:30 PM
XFE
Wootsauce!
Staff Alumni
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 8,593
Send a message via AIM to XFE
Well...welcome (from '09)

It's sounds funny. Even with the intake being low to the ground, he would have had to drive thru a huge puddle for a long time to suck up that much water. Or gunning the engine to suck it up that fast.




XFE is offline  
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 06:05 PM
Cobalt Specialist
 
Nighthawk243's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, Pistolvania
Posts: 1,218
Garage
A foot of water is too high to drive through ever. Any car without a snorkle will suck in water at that depth.

Plus anyways, it doesn't even take that much water to carry a car. General rule is if you cannot see the road, it is impassable.


GM Stage II | 2nd Gen Projectors | 5000K Low Beams | 3000K HID Fogs | LED Tails| SS/TC Seats
▲RIP 2007 G5: Totalled 1/26/10▲
Nighthawk243 is offline  
 
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 06:49 PM
Not justice...Punishment
Staff Alumni
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
Will mpg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Brownsville, TN U.S.A.
Posts: 3,829
Garage
I am at a total loss to think why on earth anyone would want to drive a car thru a foot of water.

Will mpg is offline  
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 06:51 PM
Banned


 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Mechancisburg, PA
Posts: 7,805
Send a message via AIM to camopaint0707
insert facepalm picture here



camopaint0707 is offline  
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 07:16 PM
Veteran
 
GpB311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 713
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by camopaint0707 View Post
insert facepalm picture here
Best ive got....


---------- Post added at 07:16 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:15 PM ----------

welcome to the forum, even if youre only here due to a rather unfortunate incident. These guys are extremely helpful and knowledgeable so you and/or your son should def take advantage!

GpB311 Showoff Profile https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/veh...ngeles-ca.html


You might also know me as Dick Thrusthumper...
GpB311 is offline  
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 07:18 PM
Cobalt Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sunshine State
Posts: 1,250
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtmeyers View Post
My name is Marty Meyers and I'm not happy about my 2007 Cobalt. My son drove it through less than 12" of standing water and $800 later it's been repaired. Apparently the intake is low on this car and it sucked up water into the engine hydraulicing it. I'm NOT HAPPY. Please learn from my mistake.
Welcome to YC.com. Note to self...Cobalt is not a boat...LoL!

Ex-Cobalt Owner
Red07SSNA is offline  
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 07:49 PM
Super Moderator
YourCobalt of the Month Winner


 
Beamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 3,783
Garage
Send a message via AIM to Beamer Send a message via Yahoo to Beamer
Sounds like you should not be happy with your kid for doing that to your car.

My Gone But Not Forgotten Cobalt(s) Show off

2015 Fiat 500 Abarth | 2016 International Durastar

Check out my Youtube page
Beamer is offline  
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 08:17 PM
Forum Regular
 
2010cobaltblack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Battle Creek, Michigan
Posts: 153
Garage
i would beat the kid, lol this coming from a 19 year old lol
2010cobaltblack is offline  
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 12:46 AM
Cobalt Specialist


 
Nosfuratu9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Tx
Posts: 1,442
Garage
Nosfuratu9 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome