During Labor Day weekend I went to mountains with Dh. I left car at home. Sons decided to go off to Ocean Breeze (a water park) with grandkids. Where we live it gets flooded easily during a Northeaster, hurricane, tropical storm, or just plain rain. Florence came through here during that weekend. Road flooded. They went through it with my 95 Golf Volkswagen. End result? Flooded. Water came in doors, they pushed car back home. Now I have a car that ticks, ticks, ticks. After two oil changes and a quart of transmission fluid in oil (BIL said that would help) the car still ticks, ticks, ticks. However, at first the car missed very bad, now the car after spark plug changes, new air filter has quit missing. It runs smooth except for the ticking in valves. Is there any hope? How long before car just gives it up to the dead?