Hit a Kangaroo at 50kmh

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Post by g4qber » Thu, 10 Mar 2016, 14:35

small dent in front bonnet
plastic faring is also a bit deformed
no damage to lights

now washer fluid is leaking
what is behind there?
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Post by Rusdy » Thu, 10 Mar 2016, 16:21

Ouch! Is this your i3 or iMiev?

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Post by reecho » Thu, 10 Mar 2016, 19:25

Probably busted the water bottle or pump...

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Post by g4qber » Thu, 10 Mar 2016, 20:24

Imiev
That is why this post is in the Mitsubishi folder
Washer Water pump still makes sound
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Post by reecho » Thu, 10 Mar 2016, 21:15

2 x busted cars now....

Sheesh....

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Post by Malm » Fri, 11 Mar 2016, 13:46

Sorry about your i-MiEV and the kangaroo. That will sure not happen to me, since it will be very difficult to find one around here.
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Post by offgridQLD » Fri, 11 Mar 2016, 16:49

That's bad luck,
               though speed was low and it sounds minor and repairable. Open the bonnet and just make sure nothing has pushed back into the coolant tanks or brake fluid.

A pic or two of the damage would paint the picture more.

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Post by mikedufty » Fri, 11 Mar 2016, 23:08

Malm wrote: Sorry about your i-MiEV and the kangaroo. That will sure not happen to me, since it will be very difficult to find one around here.

You never know. There is apparently a wild population of Wallabies near Paris, they might spread.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... orest.html

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Joseph,

I see you spotted a red MX-5 with the WA number plate "198 VOLTS". I also see two other photos of this vehicle on that Facebook page. Whose it it? Any details? I can't seem to find any.

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Post by Peter C in Canberra » Sat, 12 Mar 2016, 22:46

Malm wrote: Sorry about your i-MiEV and the kangaroo. That will sure not happen to me, since it will be very difficult to find one around here.

I thought I heard of somewhere in your part of the world where there was a small population of feral wallabies. Perhaps it was France or England.
Edit: Oops. Read on further and saw it is France.
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Post by g4qber » Thu, 31 Mar 2016, 12:22

Almost hit same? Kangaroo with bmw.
23.30.
Same spot.
Note to self slow down and look for kanga. Around midnight. Also use high beam.
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Post by offgridQLD » Thu, 31 Mar 2016, 14:28

"Almost hit same? Kangaroo with bmw.
23.30.
Same spot.
Note to self slow down and look for kanga. Around midnight. Also use high beam."



Sounds like you need a bull bar and side bars fitted to your Imiev and I3 Image

something like this would be fitting for the ImievImage


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Post by carnut1100 » Thu, 26 May 2016, 03:06

I had two wallaby strikes while i had the imiev...

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Post by Simon » Thu, 26 May 2016, 04:09

I had a near miss with a big kangaroo in my dad's Leaf. It was on a very quiet country road after dark, glad I was traveling at 70kph instead of the 100kph speed limit! Sat at 60kph after that and a few km up the road I nearly hit an owl in the middle of the road. Sometimes EV's are just too quiet.

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