Post your roadside assist photos here

Discussion in 'Kombi Stories' started by ruby6689, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. grumble

    grumble Active Member

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    Bert, the topper was when the Nissan racing Team ( which I was a fan of when George Fury was racing the Bluebirds & Skylines) came in and borrowed a few tools and then drove off with them. sorry but this cruelled me after 25 years working for Nissan.
     
  2. stusbus

    stusbus Well-Known Member

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    Name & shame the clown ! Pretty obvious they have no idea about Kombi's !! Over a grand to replace a starter :(?? Wow I hope they detailed her for you ???? :rolleyes:
     
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  3. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Now that SUX - those little Bluebirds sure got up and boogied :confused:
     
  4. betsy

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    Betsy got a free ride from Lennox Head to Balina.

    when we got to Balina she started 1st time FB_IMG_1499678880197.jpg
     
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  5. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Back on the topic of ROADSIDE ASSIST PHOTOS please boys.
     
  6. betsy

    betsy Well-Known Member

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    i will be taking the bus tomorrow...by bus i don't mean kombi FB_IMG_1501157188632.jpg
     
  7. betsy

    betsy Well-Known Member

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    It needs a new starter motor...ironically the starter has to come from Queensland..i knew we should have stayed up North.
    Anyway we are no longer homeless and have signed a 12 month lease on a 2 bedroom house in Mentone where the temperature reached 10°c today .
     
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  8. deeksy62

    deeksy62 Active Member

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    Clutch cable in traffic at 8.00 am, Perfect!
    Down to Graham at Mid Coast Volkswerks, Coffs Harbour for a quick fix, good as new.

    Steve
     
  9. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    Turn engine off - select 1st gear start engine :eek:
     
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  10. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Drive to downhill, start in second. Drive home. (or change gears if you're good.)
     
  11. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Then practice driving without using the clutch, after your cable is fixed.

    It’s just a matter of matching the revs at the speed you are travelling, to the gear you want to select....;)

    (Helps you become “at one”, with the Kombi! )
     
  12. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    use the force.o_O;). Its easier to go up the gears then to come back down
     
  13. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Should be easy both ways, but heel & toe over brake & accelerator racing style, to slow vehicle whilst increasing the revs, is required if changing down whilst travelling downhill...;)
     
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  14. Roo

    Roo Active Member

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    They're a lot easier than the new synchro box in an Amarok!!
     
  15. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Although starting off in and changing gears without using the clutch in an emergency is ok and {i have done it myself } i certainly would not recommend it as the norm , crunching gears is is a sure way stuff up a good box , Big big $ to repair .
     
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  16. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Depends how good the driver is ;)

    But yeah. An emergency procedure.
     
  17. deeksy62

    deeksy62 Active Member

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    Thanks for all the suggestions, I did think of using the starter then no clutch to change gears, but the 5 sets of traffic lights along the Pacific Highway between the breakdown and the workshop was a bit too much for me to consider. Plus the RACV Total Care covered the towing!!
    I did the starter and no clutch thing central Rome in the 1980's in a Ford Transit Camper, don't need to do it again.

    Steve
     
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  18. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Yep.
    Less stressy :D
     
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  19. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Best get a spare to carry ;) roadside repair :D
     
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  20. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Fun way to do it ;) be prepared to hit the accelerator pedal :eek: ...... hill start this way avoids using the handbrake o_O .... done it once and Mrs couldn't believe we're driving home with no engaging the clutch :D ..... and reversing up the drive to Igor's lair another feat - hold on :confused:
     

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