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2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by Scammer(m): 12:37am On Nov 05, 2017
I have a 2016 Avalon limited which was flooded in texas, Coming to lagos soon.
It's a non Starter.

Which competent Auto engineer here Is competent enough to take on this repair Project.
It wasn't heavily submerged.

I've heard names of engineers here like gazuz, mayor and co.

I know labor won't be cheap, but i'm ready if the price is quite reasonable.
Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by Lexusgs430: 2:44am On Nov 05, 2017
Scammer:
I have a 2016 Avalon limited which was flooded in texas, Coming to lagos soon.
It's a non Starter.

Which competent Auto engineer here Is competent enough to take on this repair Project.
It wasn't heavily submerged.

I've heard names of engineers here like gazuz, mayor and co.

I know labor won't be cheap, but i'm ready if the price is quite reasonable.

You have surely taken a gamble here...... You could be lucky or just bought a very beautiful white lemon.....

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by Originalsly: 5:49am On Nov 05, 2017
Why not repair before sending?....or .... have it diagnosed in Texas.... find out what parts are needed... source them and post them with the car for whichever competent mechanic to repair?

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by nurey(m): 6:01am On Nov 05, 2017
That's how one of my colleague saw a very clean 2004 C-Class for $25 when I checked the title, it was flooded. Just told him to forget it. Awoof dey run Belle.

Op you are in luck, but your trip to auction export needs a return leg, just go and look for an extremely accidented camry of same year but with running engine buy and send down, then swap and match em together, that is labour intensive but a cheaper alternative.

Avalon isn't as common as camry and that year you bought is recent trying to make this lone one work is going to gulp a lot of money.

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by mayor2013: 6:45am On Nov 05, 2017
I would comment when the car arrives my workshop grin

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by aieromon(m): 6:58am On Nov 05, 2017
This one pass my power shocked

What kind of gamble is this? Not even a Corolla or a Camry

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by Lexusgs430: 10:11am On Nov 05, 2017
nurey:
That's how one of my colleague saw a very clean 2004 C-Class for $25 when I checked the title, it was flooded. Just told him to forget it. Awoof dey run Belle.

Op you are in luck, but your trip to auction export needs a return leg, just go and look for an extremely accidented camry of same year but with running engine buy and send down, then swap and match em together, that is labour intensive but a cheaper alternative.

Avalon isn't as common as camry and that year you bought is recent trying to make this lone one work is going to gulp a lot of money.


Nigerian mechanics would adapt a Honda BabyBoy into the Avalon....... I trust my Kazeem's.......

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by 3kay945(m): 11:17am On Nov 05, 2017
I admire the car beauty. cool

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by Tyche(m): 10:01am On Nov 06, 2017
Here to read Gazzuz comment
Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by diportivo: 1:18pm On Nov 06, 2017
Tyche:
Here to read Gazzuz comment

gazzuzz be like..

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by Tyche(m): 1:48pm On Nov 06, 2017
diportivo:

gazzuzz be like..
grin
Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by cardoctor(m): 2:04pm On Nov 06, 2017
Buy it now nd regret later.
Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by aninweze(m): 3:08pm On Nov 06, 2017
Waiting for gazzuzz.
Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by fearless2014: 5:27pm On Nov 06, 2017
Scammer:
I have a 2016 Avalon limited which was flooded in texas, Coming to lagos soon.
It's a non Starter.

Which competent Auto engineer here Is competent enough to take on this repair Project.
It wasn't heavily submerged.

I've heard names of engineers here like gazuz, mayor and co.

I know labor won't be cheap, but i'm ready if the price is quite reasonable.


Toast, will spend all your life savings on it and will still not have a car..........Sad but true.
Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by elshanAutos: 6:29pm On Nov 06, 2017
Water level is actually high for this vehicle. BUT, Your vehicle can still start most likely, fear not wink

If it doesn’t, fear not, and sell as parts. The parts cost a fortune wink

Anyways, I’m sure you have no atom of fear in you, to bring in a flooded 2016 Avalon wink

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by dokiOloye(m): 7:43pm On Nov 06, 2017
Shebi U know say customs,shipping company,etc no go pity U upon say na flooded car and non starter?
U must give Buhari and his brothers at least 2.5m in custom duties oo.
Its a high risk venture,d car is a recent model and d parts will surely be very expensive,stuff like ECU will likely be toast and dem go de call at least 500k for U,and that is 1/50 of d things U will surely replace.
DON'T DO IT BRO.

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by GAZZUZZ(m): 7:45pm On Nov 06, 2017
Job declined.

Will watch from the sidlines as other elders fix.

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by nurey(m): 8:08pm On Nov 06, 2017
elshanAutos:
Water level is actually high for this vehicle. BUT, Your vehicle can still start most likely, fear not wink

If it doesn’t, fear not, and sell as parts. The parts cost a fortune wink

Anyways, I’m sure you have no atom of fear in you, to bring in a flooded 2016 Avalon wink

Avalon for parts, extremely funny, how many Avalon are on the road

Part cost a fortune, very funny, except he is going to open his own private shop, before he even gets parts sold, he will have to beg Satan to help him jam the exact Avalon so the owner can come for his parts.

The only easy parts to sell are headlamp and tail lights, anything electrical is dead on arrival, Avalon is so scarce on road it would take a miracle to spot one not to talk of it needing body replacement

Shocks and leg work, he would have to store that for 5years cause before a 2016 rarely used or used only in lekki 2016 camry get leg problems rapture for don come

Also car is flooded, rust loading.

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by Kufie(m): 10:23pm On Nov 06, 2017
Not worth it sir

Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by SmartchoiceNGR: 10:25pm On Nov 06, 2017
great buy...find mazdaengineparts for fixing...ciao, gazzuzz nor no work

Scammer:
I have a 2016 Avalon limited which was flooded in texas, Coming to lagos soon.
It's a non Starter.

Which competent Auto engineer here Is competent enough to take on this repair Project.
It wasn't heavily submerged.

I've heard names of engineers here like gazuz, mayor and co.

I know labor won't be cheap, but i'm ready if the price is quite reasonable.
Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by hoodboy(m): 11:09pm On Nov 06, 2017
SmartchoiceNGR:
great buy...find mazdaengineparts for fixing...ciao, gazzuzz nor no work


why you evuls like this
Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by GAZZUZZ(m): 11:16pm On Nov 06, 2017
hoodboy:


why you evuls like this

he is a demeanor grin

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by elshanAutos: 7:33am On Nov 07, 2017
nurey:


Avalon for parts, extremely funny, how many Avalon are on the road

Part cost a fortune, very funny, except he is going to open his own private shop, before he even gets parts sold, he will have to beg Satan to help him jam the exact Avalon so the owner can come for his parts.

The only easy parts to sell are headlamp and tail lights, anything electrical is dead on arrival, Avalon is so scarce on road it would take a miracle to spot one not to talk of it needing body replacement

Shocks and leg work, he would have to store that for 5years cause before a 2016 rarely used or used only in lekki 2016 camry get leg problems rapture for don come

Also car is flooded, rust loading.
@ bolded, exactly why the parts won’t come cheap wink
So as he has bought and is shipping in the car, if it doesn’t start, he should burn it to ashes ?
What exactly are you suggesting he does with the car if it doesn’t start ?
Or you don’t realize the OP says vehicle is hitting Lagos soon ?

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by nurey(m): 9:54am On Nov 07, 2017
elshanAutos:

@ bolded, exactly why the parts won’t come cheap wink
So as he has bought and is shipping in the car, if it doesn’t start, he should burn it to ashes ?

NO

elshanAutos:

What exactly are you suggesting he does with the car if it doesn’t start ?

He has already bought the car, he needs to fix it. The most logical thing to do is find a running one with body having extreme damage and match them together, i have said that before.

elshanAutos:

Or you don’t realize the OP says vehicle is hitting Lagos soon ?

I heard the vehicle is hitting lagos soon, now let both of us do a breakdown of the money the op would spend to get a very expensive white lemon to his door step.

Actual cost of car $100 = #36,000
Transport/shipping/auction fee $1500 = #540,000
clearing at naija port = #2,000,000
Towing to door step = #20,000
Total = #2,596,000

The most likely expensive parts are the electrical in nature and they are all gone to the wind, so left with mechanical parts, that is full body and suspension parts. He cant sell everything to a reseller more than 2million naira atmost.

Now the issue with the parts is before you will get someone who needs a whole or part of the body, the thing go tey, you are looking at doors, boot and bonnet sitting in the store gathering dust for years, who also wants to buy suspension parts of a 1 year old car, is he driving it in a toureg

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by elshanAutos: 4:17pm On Nov 07, 2017
nurey:


NO

He has already bought the car, he needs to fix it. The most logical thing to do is find a running one with body having extreme damage and match them together, i have said that before.

I heard the vehicle is hitting lagos soon, now let both of us do a breakdown of the money the op would spend to get a very expensive white lemon to his door step.

Actual cost of car $100 = #36,000
Transport/shipping/auction fee $1500 = #540,000
clearing at naija port = #2,000,000
Towing to door step = #20,000
Total = #2,596,000

The most likely expensive parts are the electrical in nature and they are all gone to the wind, so left with mechanical parts, that is full body and suspension parts. He cant sell everything to a reseller more than 2million naira atmost.

Now the issue with the parts is before you will get someone who needs a whole or part of the body, the thing go tey, you are looking at doors, boot and bonnet sitting in the store gathering dust for years, who also wants to buy suspension parts of a 1 year old car, is he driving it in a toureg
Lol Bros Leave your story. The car will start. If it doesn’t start he’ll sell as parts. Either ways he won’t incur a loss. You CAN NOT be knowledgeable about everything. Everything car and buying of cars is not in black and white. So leave your story about logical thing to do (which makes no sense by the way)

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by nurey(m): 4:32pm On Nov 07, 2017
elshanAutos:

Lol Bros Leave your story. The car will start. If it doesn’t start he’ll sell as parts. Either ways he won’t incur a loss. You CAN NOT be knowledgeable about everything. Everything car and buying of cars is not in black and white. So leave your story about logical thing to do (which makes no sense by the way)

typical nigerian mentality, nah today grin

Dont worry, op will come and take lessons from you, since buying and selling of cars is a trade secret

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by Readonee35L(m): 8:55pm On Nov 07, 2017
Interesting.
Following!
Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by Scammer(m): 9:02pm On Nov 07, 2017
Wow,
Lots of negativity here.
Anyway I was able to find an auto shop that will take care of repairs..

I definitely know what I am getting into. The engine is not hydrolocked, It was flooded, But no start attempt was made.
I know the engine or transmission can't be completely damaged, But one thing is certain, The car is not complete lemon, and it will definitely RUN AND DRIVE PERFECTLY AGAIN, It's not as if the car was covered with water, the water level was slightly above the door.

The engine of the car is a 2gr which is shared along lots of Toyota line up even if engine is to be replaced.
This is a 2016 Toyota Avalon Limited and it doesn't come cheap. this one has only about 3000 miles which is near to brand new.


There's no way I can loose money on the car, i Bought it for a very low price,
And besides It's not coming through tincan , so duty is out of the equation. Duty will be paid in the future.
The car is coming to town with less than 5m.
even if I spend as much as 1.5m on repairs which is not even possible , I can't loose.

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by Scammer(m): 9:06pm On Nov 07, 2017
nurey:


NO



He has already bought the car, he needs to fix it. The most logical thing to do is find a running one with body having extreme damage and match them together, i have said that before.



I heard the vehicle is hitting lagos soon, now let both of us do a breakdown of the money the op would spend to get a very expensive white lemon to his door step.

Actual cost of car $100 = #36,000
Transport/shipping/auction fee $1500 = #540,000
clearing at naija port = #2,000,000
Towing to door step = #20,000
Total = #2,596,000

The most likely expensive parts are the electrical in nature and they are all gone to the wind, so left with mechanical parts, that is full body and suspension parts. He cant sell everything to a reseller more than 2million naira atmost.

Now the issue with the parts is before you will get someone who needs a whole or part of the body, the thing go tey, you are looking at doors, boot and bonnet sitting in the store gathering dust for years, who also wants to buy suspension parts of a 1 year old car, is he driving it in a toureg


How would you say all electrical in the car are completely ruined.
Importation duty for 2016 Avalon is about 3.5m not 2m.

You think a car is scrap because of flood?
No much arguments , Time will tell.

One thing is certain, I can't break the bank to fix the car
And I know I can't spend up to 2m to make it run and rive perfectly.

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Re: 2016 Toyota Avalon Flooded, (non Starter) Needs Repair. Solved page 5 by computerglobal(m): 9:37pm On Nov 07, 2017
Following as well

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