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Old 08-08-2017, 06:40 PM
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BIG Rain = Hydrolock ?

This vlogger says he didn't go boating, just drove in heavy rain. Does the V8 Biturbo suck in air so heartily that you shouldn't drive in heavy rain... not drive fast... not drive in sport mode? There do seem to be a lot of hydrolock horror stories out there.

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that idiot almost crashed his car doing a burn out so he could get MORE VIEWERS.

if you don't know how to drive a car, GTFO. just another dude trying to get internet famous because he has more money than other people.


who crashes a car doing a burn out? Mustang much?
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:09 PM
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I doubt it. I trust Mercedes testing more than I do some wannabe famous YouTube loser.
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I've driven my C400 through some pretty serious rain, and even a flooded road... No hydrolock, or ANY issues relating to the drive train for that matter.
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My friend had an M3, and he also lived in Pennsylvania just like this youtuber and he hydrolocked his car because he ran through some flooded water that he said wasnt that much. The video also implies that he runs through some flood, I think that the state just needs better drainage cause apparently they flood a lot. I dont think its a car problem tho.
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Take it from someone who lives in florida where it pours and pours and pours, driven at LEAST 2k miles in rain and heavy rain at that and my motor is running stronger than ever.
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It rains a fair bit in Sydney and haven't faced any issues like this... touch wood.
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I live in Houston, which with the rainfall we've had the last few years should be completely under water by now. Had no issues with my car. Have driven in absolute torrential rain for 3 straight hours each way driving back and forth from the rainy 2015 F1 race in Austin (and going pretty fast most of the way). No issues. Drove through 2 or 3 inches of flood waters a handful of times to make it out of an area I knew would flood badly. No issues.

People need to understand what a car can and can't go through when it comes to standing water. Granted that's easy for me to says since I live in and around the area of Houston that is always on the national news for being underwater. I've watched others for many years learn these lessons the hard way.

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This guy and that Maximus black kid are one in the same. YouTube jerkoffs trying to scrape a living out of YouTube sensational videos.
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UK owner here, we've had some pretty heavy rain recently, no issues, even at high speed.
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I daily drive mine, I've been in rain 3 times now in the past 60 days that was so heavy the Distronic Plus was unavailable and most cars were pulled off the road, I've had no issues with this.

I'd suspect this person either drove into a very large puddle with the throttle open or decided to clean his engine bay with a pressure washer, then go for a spirited drive.

I'm interested to hear more FACTS about this but right now I'd suspect it's an ID10T error...
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by msd3075 View Post
I live in Houston, which with the rainfall we've had the last few years should be completely under water by now. Had no issues with my car. Have driven in absolute torrential rain for 3 straight hours each way driving back and forth from the rainy 2015 F1 race in Austin (and going pretty fast most of the way). No issues. Drove through 2 or 3 inches of flood waters a handful of times to make it out of an area I knew would flood badly. No issues.

People need to understand what a car can and can't go through when it comes to standing water. Granted that's easy for me to says since I live in and around the area of Houston that is always on the national news for being underwater. I've watched others for many years learn these lessons the hard way.
me too man, I get paranoid about this. If it's raining bad I'll just park in elevated garage and just wait it out. I'm moving to rice military area hopefully it isn't prone to flooding.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:27 AM
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I daily drive mine, I've been in rain 3 times now in the past 60 days that was so heavy the Distronic Plus was unavailable and most cars were pulled off the road, I've had no issues with this.

I'd suspect this person either drove into a very large puddle with the throttle open or decided to clean his engine bay with a pressure washer, then go for a spirited drive.

I'm interested to hear more FACTS about this but right now I'd suspect it's an ID10T error...
Just want to point out this is not a logical way of thinking about this. A sample size of 1 (you) and your experiences in no way relates to scientific evidence that this car can or cannot deal with water. I don't know what happened, I don't know if he drove in standing water or not, but just because you haven't had an issue doesn't mean any data can be extrapolated from that.
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Originally Posted by jkob5 View Post
Just want to point out this is not a logical way of thinking about this. A sample size of 1 (you) and your experiences in no way relates to scientific evidence that this car can or cannot deal with water. I don't know what happened, I don't know if he drove in standing water or not, but just because you haven't had an issue doesn't mean any data can be extrapolated from that.
You realize, of course, that this also means that no data can be extrapolated from the claims of the youtube star, right?

I'll also point that the person you quoted isn't the only individual saying they've had no problems in the rain.
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You realize, of course, that this also means that no data can be extrapolated from the claims of the youtube star, right?

I'll also point that the person you quoted isn't the only individual saying they've had no problems in the rain.
I never said you could base anything on the youtuber's story.

It doesn't matter how many people in here say they haven't had a problem, hell I've driven through some bad storms, it doesn't matter. All I'm saying is don't make generalizations based on your individual experiences.

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OK, so what's your point, no thread on any forum that relies on subjective reports of issues should be allowed because they don't stand up to scientific rigor?
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I watched the entire thing..... he admits a car coming the other way while he was going thru a puddle tossed a wave at him....

aka it must have been deep enough that the wave must have run up pretty high to fill up the intakes etc...

not surprised he hydrolocked....

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me too man, I get paranoid about this. If it's raining bad I'll just park in elevated garage and just wait it out. I'm moving to rice military area hopefully it isn't prone to flooding.

With the recent Memorial Day and Tax Day floods, people have fresh in their mind the flooding from overflowing creeks/bayous that usually take days (and sometimes weeks) to subside, but the thing that will catch you out while driving is the flash floods we get, much like what happened Monday night/Tuesday morning.

Everywhere in Houston is susceptible to flash flooding if a storm either decides to park itself overtop of you or if you get a training effect. Flat topography coupled with concrete everywhere means we have to rely on the drainage systems on all the roadways, and pretty much any street drainage system can be overwhelmed if it gets enough water quickly.
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With the recent Memorial Day and Tax Day floods, people have fresh in their mind the flooding from overflowing creeks/bayous that usually take days (and sometimes weeks) to subside, but the thing that will catch you out while driving is the flash floods we get, much like what happened Monday night/Tuesday morning.

Everywhere in Houston is susceptible to flash flooding if a storm either decides to park itself overtop of you or if you get a training effect. Flat topography coupled with concrete everywhere means we have to rely on the drainage systems on all the roadways, and pretty much any street drainage system can be overwhelmed if it gets enough water quickly.
Yeah about a week ago I was driving home when it started to rain hard. By the time I got to beltway / westheimer, westheimer had started to flood, few inches to the point you couldn't' see the road stripes cars had to drive on the lane closest to center. That was scary enough and then you have the idiots in large suvs driving fast in the flooded lanes sending a huge wake towards all the cars in the center lanes. Many ****s were yelled. It stopped raining or otherwise we would have been flooded.
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I live on Cypresswood in the Champions area near 249 and I get nervous every time it starts to rain. Had a moat around my place for a few days last year, and lots of people lost bottom floor furniture, beds, etc.
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I live on Cypresswood in the Champions area near 249 and I get nervous every time it starts to rain. Had a moat around my place for a few days last year, and lots of people lost bottom floor furniture, beds, etc.
yeah man NW has got it rough the past couple of years.
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I live on Cypresswood in the Champions area near 249 and I get nervous every time it starts to rain. Had a moat around my place for a few days last year, and lots of people lost bottom floor furniture, beds, etc.
Did your ride arrive? 😀
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I live on Cypresswood in the Champions area near 249 and I get nervous every time it starts to rain. Had a moat around my place for a few days last year, and lots of people lost bottom floor furniture, beds, etc.
I live 249/Louetta and grew up in the Champions area. I don't have enough fingers and toes to count how many times I've seen Cypresswood underwater. I drive it everyday to/from work (office is at 1960/Stuebner), and the time I mentioned above about 2" to 3" of water was inching my way along Cypresswood by Meyer Park after a typical summer rainstorm started to flood the road. Had to make my way to that Catholic church parking lot and wait it out.

On a side note, I see another C63S every so often in the morning on Cypresswood headed west toward 249 at Cutten as I'm either waiting to turn or am heading east. Usually 7:30ish in the mroning. Might be you from what you said above.
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Did your ride arrive? 😀
Not yet. The dealer called in early July to tell me it was already built and in the US, but haven't heard anything since. I'm hoping before the end of the month.

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I live 249/Louetta and grew up in the Champions area. I don't have enough fingers and toes to count how many times I've seen Cypresswood underwater. I drive it everyday to/from work (office is at 1960/Stuebner), and the time I mentioned above about 2" to 3" of water was inching my way along Cypresswood by Meyer Park after a typical summer rainstorm started to flood the road. Had to make my way to that Catholic church parking lot and wait it out.

On a side note, I see another C63S every so often in the morning on Cypresswood headed west toward 249 at Cutten as I'm either waiting to turn or am heading east. Usually 7:30ish in the mroning. Might be you from what you said above.
I wish it was me that you saw but I'm currently driving a 2014 Porsche Cayman S. I moved up here in 2014... the area isn't that bad but the flooding is ridiculous. I used to live down near Lake Jackson/Freeport, so I'm used to weather but man... the roads get covered in standing water fast around here.

I actually haven't seen that many W205 AMG C63/S around here... I see a silver C63S sedan on 1960 from time to time, and I've seen a debadged black sedan that I think is a C63S based on the red brake calipers. Not even sure I've seen a coupe yet, only a couple cabs.
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I watched the entire thing..... he admits a car coming the other way while he was going thru a puddle tossed a wave at him....

aka it must have been deep enough that the wave must have run up pretty high to fill up the intakes etc...

not surprised he hydrolocked....

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*To address a previous comment*

Though I did not perform a scientifically accredited test to come to my *OPINION* of this subject, the aforementioned point from the video does fall in line with the line of thinking when making my comment of how it likely happened.

The internet is a melting pot of people, don't rush to your panic room the first time someone says scary things.

It rained extremely heavy for 4/5 days this week during my commute and even another day during my drive home of extreme rain wherein my DistronicPlus was unavailable again, my car still runs well despite my 32 mile commute.



Perhaps I should start a YouTube channel and tell positive stories about my C63S?
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