Hi all! This is my first post on this forum so hopefully I get some good feedback.
On Thursday after the downpour in the Boston area, I was on my way home and drove through a flooded section of the road (approximately 15’ long). I used to drive an Audi Quattro and this was never a problem but now I drive a Golf and I’m afraid I may had made a big mistake! I plowed through it with no problems (no smoke, stalling, sounds, check engine light, etc.) and was home about 5 minutes later. About half an hour when I got back into the car, I noticed that the check engine light was on! I imagine I did damage when I drove through the water but I am not sure that the two are related.
This was Thursday and I’ve been driving it around fine all weekend with the check engine light on. My mechanic is open on Saturdays and I plan on dropping off then for an official diagnosis but I was curious if anyone could tell me if they think I’ve really screwed things up. ;-( I guess I’m hopeful that I may have just flooded the engine but that it will dry itself out and the light will go off. Or am I just wishful thinking?
Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!