That is exactly what happened this last week.
It all unfolded last Tuesday. We went to get in my car, we were on our way to the bank to sign loan documents for our holiday home. Got the kids in the car, couldn't find keys. About to pile kids into another car and found my keys(in my pocket all along!). Started car. While putting belts on kids, the car died and would not start.
What a circus.
We ended up driving Bretts car to the bank.
Turns out, after Izzy spilled her dibber dobber guts, Summer had tipped water in the tank. It seems that that wasn't the only thing that 'Summer' had put in the tank. It's my guess that she didn't work alone.
A friend said to tip metho in the tank as it will absorb the water(who knew but it works). All good, but it still wouldn't start.
After getting the car back a few days ago, this is how the fix it job report read:
CHECKED VEHICLE NOT STARTING AFTER HAVING WATER IN THE FUEL FROM THE KIDS, FOUND STARTER MOTOR BOLTS LOOSE AND STARTED MOTOR KINKED SIDEWAYS, REFITTED ALL BOLTS AND WOUND OVER STARTED.
CHARGED BATTERY AS REQUIRED.
REMOVED FUEL PUMP FROM TANK AND DRAINED OLD FUEL OUT OF TANK, FOUND WATER, DIRT, STICKS, BARK IN TANK, CLEANED OUT THOROUGHLY, REPLACED FUEL FILTER ELEMENT , AND FILTERED FUEL AND PUT BACK IN TANK, LEAVING WATER OUT(NOT A LOT OF WATER IN IT).
REASSEMBLED EVERYTHING AND ROAD TEST OK.
RECOMMEND RUNNING FUEL CLEANER THOROUGH SYSTEM A FEW TIMES.
VEHICLE MAY EXPERIENCE PROBLEM IN FUTURE DUE TO WATER IN SYSTEM.
Let me give you a visual
|dirt, sticks and bark!|