My car was submerged till the windshield in a recent flood (one month before) in my city. My car was absolutely perfect until then. I have now gotten the car repaired since then.
I have been testing the car and it seems to be running fine for most part now. I have been driving at low speeds now and the car has been running. However, there are some issues still:
It is taking a bit longer to start the car. I am kind of sure it’s not the battery since I have kept car running in idle for a couple of hours now and should have been charged as of now.
There is a slight discomfort in accelerating the car. I have not driven the car over 40 kph as yet, but I have noticed that the first time I try move the car, I need to accelerate it a bit more than usual
Every time I turn on, there is a short while when the exhaust sprays water - I live in a tropical city and I doubt there is much condensation inside.
One wonderful fellow community member on another forum suggested it could be the fuel pump. I am curious to hear from the members here if you also think the same. Could water flooding cause the fuel pump to malfunction. For what its worth, the mechanics have dried and replaced the filters and spark plugs.