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I was driving back from Montreal, Quebec, Canada and was driving through the big winter storm while in the UP on Christmas Eve, hit a patch of ice and went right into the ditch, don't have any photos as I was in there for less than 3 minutes. Had my tow strap on me and just so happened to have a chevy truck drive by and pulled me out, went right back on the road and drove for another 4 hours!
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Driving back home after at dyno session, managed to hit a deer right after a corner.

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Quick fixed the car with some fiberglass, black paint, used hood and front plate. Sadly the timingbelt went the first drive i had after the repair😅 A piece of plastic from the timingbelt cover managed to make the timingbelt jump. That deer…🦌

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Driving back home after at dyno session, managed to hit a deer right after a corner.

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Quick fixed the car with some fiberglass, black paint, used hood and front plate. Sadly the timingbelt went the first drive i had after the repair😅 A piece of plastic from the timingbelt cover managed to make the timingbelt jump. That deer…🦌

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Det er ikke god! How fast were you going? The speed limits are so low in Scandinavia, it’s hard to imagine he smashed up your car so badly.
 

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Driving back home after at dyno session, managed to hit a deer right after a corner.

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Quick fixed the car with some fiberglass, black paint, used hood and front plate. Sadly the timingbelt went the first drive i had after the repair😅 A piece of plastic from the timingbelt cover managed to make the timingbelt jump. That deer…🦌

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The lesson in this event is that you should maybe do the timing on your car after experiencing any kind of impact. My Audi had the timing chains/tensioner/guides fail after I got rear ended hard at a red light. The impact left an impression of the car grill that hit it in my rear bumper cover, but not much else as far as I knew. It does make sense, even though yours swallowed a piece of the timing cover. I have been considering making the front end of my Passat more easily removable because of that, and those pesky rivet-nuts in there that freeze up and spin out of the plastic. If you look closely at the pic in my OP, you can see the rivet-nut setting tool on the top of the bucket seat in front of the car...Anyways.
I'm not sure which I miss more. The car, or the babe who was riding shotgun. She's a sweetie, and her bumper cover was pretty easy to remove...
She has a perty bumper too.Baby come back...No nobody was injured. I think I miss her more maybe.
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Did you kill it? And, if so, did you keep the venison?
No it ran of 🦌


The lesson in this event is that you should maybe do the timing on your car after experiencing any kind of impact. My Audi had the timing chains/tensioner/guides fail after I got rear ended hard at a red light. The impact left an impression of the car grill that hit it in my rear bumper cover, but not much else as far as I knew. It does make sense, even though yours swallowed a piece of the timing cover. I have been considering making the front end of my Passat more easily removable because of that, and those pesky rivet-nuts in there that freeze up and spin out of the plastic. If you look closely at the pic in my OP, you can see the rivet-nut setting tool on the top of the bucket seat in front of the car...Anyways.
I'm not sure which I miss more. The car, or the babe who was riding shotgun. She's a sweetie, and her bumper cover was pretty easy to remove...
She has a perty bumper too.Baby come back...No nobody was injured. I think I miss her more maybe. View attachment 107923 View attachment 107924
🤣 ohyeah!
 
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