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Old 07-30-2006, 06:39 PM
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I wouldn't bother to change the oil, but I would pull the dipstick and see if the oil was a normal colour. If it is a beige/white colour, you have water in the sump. If not, forget about it.

I don't see the connection between water in the footwell, and water in the engine. Possible, but a real stretch. It is far more likely that if there was a heavy rainfall, or you drove through deep water, that the ignition system is wet. You even noticed the similarity to the coils arcing.

Yes, there could be a bent valve, but that doesn't fix itself, and you note that you can drive at over 4000 rpm. Again, it is possible but unlikely.

Go back to the advice of Tomaz, and make sure it is dry under the hood. Then go to the dealer and get the codes checked. Drama over.
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