Don't drive over a dead roo at speed!

BL330

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There I was, late afternoon yesterday doing 110kmh in the right lane near Goulburn, stuck behind a 4WD, returning from the club's annual picnic and concours day in Sydney, when BANG.
I looked in the mirror to see a kangaroo carcass.
Pulled over and saw this damage -
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When I got home I cleaned the blood & gunk from the front, down the side and out of both left hand side wheels.
Took it to my suspension guy this morning because I noticed the left front was sitting low.
Apart from more gunk on both lower wishbones, he says it killed my upper ball joint.
So message to all, watch out for dead kangaroos.
 

hashluck

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I came across one in Bucks as well. Talk about doing a double take as it stared us down in the middle of the road!
 

JonW

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Can I clarify?

Is it just a dead kangaroo? Would it be better to hit one that is still alive?

In all seriousness, sorry to hear - must have been a bit of shock, and made you jump...
 

Slowly

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Can I clarify?

Is it just a dead kangaroo? Would it be better to hit one that is still alive?

In all seriousness, sorry to hear - must have been a bit of shock, and made you jump...
Hmm, yes "in all seriousness" - let's hop this isn't the start of a pouch full of puns - or we'll rue the day... continues for 94 pages.
 

JonW

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Hmm, yes "in all seriousness" - let's hop this isn't the start of a pouch full of puns - or we'll rue the day... continues for 94 pages.
What are you being such a "Joey" about? I'm "hopping" mad that you would suggest I'm not being serious... that's "out of bounds" and you must be "punch" drunk... Apologise please, or I'll take you to "court"
 

GeoffCapes

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We don't have Roo's in Ashford, but I've seen a few Wildebeests going into the pubs on a Friday night.
I wouldn't want to hit any of them as they're write my car off!
 

2b1ask1

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If I remember correctly, roos hop and wallabies walk!

‘What’s that Skippy???”

‘It’s down a mine?er damage?”
 

The Captain

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Bad luck mate , fix the bonnet while you have the spray gun out. That will one less nagging thing on your mind
 

BL330

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Bad luck mate , fix the bonnet while you have the spray gun out. That will one less nagging thing on your mind
That's the plan. Insurance happening as rear wishbone ball joint was damaged too. Have to replace the lower arm.
Maserati Australia want $ 4,840 and wait 8 weeks. My guy has already ordered the pattern part from EuroSpares for 395 pounds + freight.
Yes I'll pay extra to sort the bonnet and front guards while we are at it. So many stone chips in 100,000 miles.
 

BL330

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That is one muscle bound b*gger. It would take a lot to kill him.
A Maserati would come off very second best.
My one was smaller thankfully.