Originally Posted by Dave588
There's a photo posted of school buses parked in Texas half under water.probably houston? Unfortunate waste. Floods caused by rain. So I would imagine damage not being saltwater easier to replace oil and keep running?
There's worse crud in floodwaters than salt. Dirt, debris, etc. So its not really a matter of change the fluids and go. It's also quite possible the electronics have taken a hit as well. Sometimes you're lucky, others not so much.
When Hurricane Floyd came through northern New Jersey 16 years ago, one of the guys in my Army Guard battalion was driving through the town of Bound Brook; hit, caught and dragged out one of their squad cars. After drying out, it *did* fire up, but it was probably written off anyway.
The insurance payout for the buses in Texas affected by these floods will probably be more than what its worth to get them road worthy again, and thus they'll be scrapped. And TBH, I'd personally avoid a flood title bus.