07 Cobalt SS w/ cold air, it was a dark and rainy night and I ran it through some deep water. maybe 8 inches. the car died and I was able to get it to start back up, it was acting like it wasn't getting any air but if I just kept the rpms up it ran fine, I only drove it down the road. at the end of my trip there happened to be another puddle, (it's dark outside guys I know better and underestimated the depth of the puddle) car dies, and I can't get it started. at first it just wouldn't start, no click, turn over, nothing. it took my awhile to push the car out of the water. maybe 10 minutes. I tried starting again, and now I get the NASTIEST grinding naoeivrjas;efj when I turn the key. I've asked around and have scoured a few forums about this problem, and this is what I have so far:
-one person told me to take the spark plugs out and try to start, the horrible noise is a common occurance in this situation, and let the engine purge the water. check the oil for water, best bet is to drain the whole bitch and refill with new oil
-internet tells me I'm probably boned, but i should change the oil, pull the plugs and try to start to purge water, and pull the intake to clean and dry it. but nothing I find on the internet says anything about the noise. most other people i see that have had this problem just say "won't start" and dont mention this god forsaken sound my engine is producing.
It's been a full 24 hours almost since i last tried to start the car, I was able to push it into a safe parking spot.
help? comments? suggestions? Am I ****ed?