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    GI Joe
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    Default 1994 Micra on the kangaroo juice

    Hi all,

    Had been driving for around 30 minutes and was doing 40mph when the car
    started kangaroo-ing. Slight pressure on the clutch made the car
    driveable, but as soon as I took the foot off the angarooing started
    again. Managed to get to work and called out RAC. Set off round the
    block a few times, and after about 10 minutes in traffic the
    kangarooing started again when I got up to about 30. It continued at
    all speeds (and gears) until I arrived at work.

    After about 30 minutes under the bonnet I was told it "could be any
    number of things" (very helpful), but probably something wrong with the
    distributor cap. At this time all garages were shut and the car was
    towed home.

    Anyone had any experience like this? Or any better ideas? It's up for
    MOT and tax this month and depending on the probable cost of repair I
    might be better off looking for a new car...




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    Willshak
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    GI Joe wrote:
    > Hi all,
    >
    > Had been driving for around 30 minutes and was doing 40mph when the car
    > started kangaroo-ing. Slight pressure on the clutch made the car
    > driveable, but as soon as I took the foot off the angarooing started
    > again. Managed to get to work and called out RAC. Set off round the
    > block a few times, and after about 10 minutes in traffic the
    > kangarooing started again when I got up to about 30. It continued at
    > all speeds (and gears) until I arrived at work.
    >
    > After about 30 minutes under the bonnet I was told it "could be any
    > number of things" (very helpful), but probably something wrong with the
    > distributor cap. At this time all garages were shut and the car was
    > towed home.
    >
    > Anyone had any experience like this? Or any better ideas? It's up for
    > MOT and tax this month and depending on the probable cost of repair I
    > might be better off looking for a new car...
    >
    >


    Your first clue is that the 'kangarooing' was eased when the clutch was
    slightly pressed.
    Sounds like clutch problems to me.
    I assume you are in Australia (kangarooing, bonnet). In the US, a clutch
    repair can be as much as $1000.
    If you like the car otherwise, $1000 is a lot cheaper than years of car
    payments.
    By the way, what is RAC and MOT?

    --
    Bill
    in Hamptonburgh, NY
    To email, delete the double zeroes after @

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    Oso
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    "Willshak" <willshak@00hvc.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:12lrdkef8i7m404@news.supernews.com...
    > GI Joe wrote:
    >> Hi all,
    >>
    >> Had been driving for around 30 minutes and was doing 40mph when the car
    >> started kangaroo-ing. Slight pressure on the clutch made the car
    >> driveable, but as soon as I took the foot off the angarooing started
    >> again. Managed to get to work and called out RAC. Set off round the
    >> block a few times, and after about 10 minutes in traffic the
    >> kangarooing started again when I got up to about 30. It continued at
    >> all speeds (and gears) until I arrived at work.
    >>
    >> After about 30 minutes under the bonnet I was told it "could be any
    >> number of things" (very helpful), but probably something wrong with the
    >> distributor cap. At this time all garages were shut and the car was
    >> towed home.
    >>
    >> Anyone had any experience like this? Or any better ideas? It's up for
    >> MOT and tax this month and depending on the probable cost of repair I
    >> might be better off looking for a new car...
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Your first clue is that the 'kangarooing' was eased when the clutch was
    > slightly pressed.
    > Sounds like clutch problems to me.
    > I assume you are in Australia (kangarooing, bonnet). In the US, a clutch
    > repair can be as much as $1000.
    > If you like the car otherwise, $1000 is a lot cheaper than years of car
    > payments.
    > By the way, what is RAC and MOT?
    >



    He ain't an Aussie, he is a Brit. The RAC is the Royal Automoble Club who
    run a breakdown recovery service. MOT stands for Ministry of Transport
    which no longer exists as that name but has come to mean the vehicle
    roadworthiness test.

    As to the most cost effective solution, take one glass bottle, half fill
    with petrol, stuff the neck with a petrol soaked rag, you can guess the
    rest.

    --
    Fidei Coticula Crux



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    DemoDisk
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    "Oso" <osobear(beard)@(moustache)ntlworld.com> wrote...

    > As to the most cost effective solution, take one glass bottle, half

    fill
    > with petrol, stuff the neck with a petrol soaked rag, you can guess

    the
    > rest.



    Hmm. Sounds like you might have done that before.

    Was it effective..?



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    SteveB
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    "Willshak" <willshak@00hvc.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:12lrdkef8i7m404@news.supernews.com...
    > GI Joe wrote:
    >> Hi all,
    >>
    >> Had been driving for around 30 minutes and was doing 40mph when the car
    >> started kangaroo-ing. Slight pressure on the clutch made the car
    >> driveable, but as soon as I took the foot off the angarooing started
    >> again. Managed to get to work and called out RAC. Set off round the
    >> block a few times, and after about 10 minutes in traffic the
    >> kangarooing started again when I got up to about 30. It continued at
    >> all speeds (and gears) until I arrived at work.
    >>
    >> After about 30 minutes under the bonnet I was told it "could be any
    >> number of things" (very helpful), but probably something wrong with the
    >> distributor cap. At this time all garages were shut and the car was
    >> towed home.
    >>
    >> Anyone had any experience like this? Or any better ideas? It's up for
    >> MOT and tax this month and depending on the probable cost of repair I
    >> might be better off looking for a new car...
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Your first clue is that the 'kangarooing' was eased when the clutch was
    > slightly pressed.
    > Sounds like clutch problems to me.
    > I assume you are in Australia (kangarooing, bonnet). In the US, a clutch
    > repair can be as much as $1000.
    > If you like the car otherwise, $1000 is a lot cheaper than years of car
    > payments.
    > By the way, what is RAC and MOT?
    >
    > --
    > Bill
    > in Hamptonburgh, NY
    > To email, delete the double zeroes after @



    Depressing the clutch slightly eases the load on the engine, this means
    there's a chance it's the ignition as less loading means a lower voltage
    will appear across spark plug gap. A lower voltage leads to less likely
    breakdown and misfire if anything's on its last legs like HT leads, dizzy
    cap, coil. Spray the leads and dizzy with WD40 to see if that helps.



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    Oso
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    "DemoDisk" <packrat@nospam.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Oso" <osobear(beard)@(moustache)ntlworld.com> wrote...
    >
    >> As to the most cost effective solution, take one glass bottle, half

    > fill
    >> with petrol, stuff the neck with a petrol soaked rag, you can guess

    > the
    >> rest.

    >
    >
    > Hmm. Sounds like you might have done that before.
    >
    > Was it effective..?
    >



    Never on a car but it was very effective on a Bosnian Serb BTR we wanted rid
    of (but it did add some sugar to the mix for that).

    --
    Fidei Coticula Crux



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