Has your stock Roadster ever left you stranded?

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Has your basically mechanically stock Roadster ever left you stranded such that you could not drive home?

Poll ended at Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:10 pm

Yes, but only due to a failure I induced (such as a wreck or a failure due to a modification) (please post a note indicating the failure)
6
18%
Yes, it left me stranded (please post a note indicating the failure)
9
27%
No, I have had failures, but was always able to get the car home under it's own power.
14
42%
No, I have never had a failure in a Roadster.
4
12%
 
Total votes: 33

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Lorna c
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Re: Has your stock Roadster ever left you stranded?

Post by Lorna c » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:47 am

Haha . Well I'll keep it going then also. I've already broken 4-5 off that lower bolt mount. I think I've got it now but ya know I should carry a backup now to mention it . That's a good idea . The one I have now I've learned to get 6 of those slashes on top of bolt head . Now this one's staying put so far . And the cars only been back on the road 6months or so. But now I know bolts better too. fun read .
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Re: Has your stock Roadster ever left you stranded?

Post by Manu » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:16 pm

Got stranded on Saturday at midnight for the first time. After thousands of road trip miles, this luckily happened 6miles from my house.

Clutch gave up the ghost gradually on the way back from a night drive and had to call AAA. Haven’t checked under the car yet but I suspect Slave cylinder to be the culprit!

edit: SC is guilty!
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Re: Has your stock Roadster ever left you stranded?

Post by Ralph » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:51 pm

I was REALLY hoping to never post to this thread .. but alas...its happened. BUT ... there is a bright side.

The roads are dry, the hard top is on, it's about 1 degree C...so why not take the Roadster to do the errands? I had some time to play, so took the long way... got a bit lost in the local orchards ... found myself again & started home. Had some fun in the curvy-twisties. And pop. Out of second ... all by itself... that can't be good ('cause I think I've seen this problem here on the forum before)...lets go to third. That's fine. Back to second...Pretty sure I heard a new noise...popped out. Into rhird ...hear a new noise...let's pull over and call a freind. I wasn't really stranded, (but I did get a tow home).

The bright side?

I'd call this pre-stranded....or even a preventative stranding. Because, the plan is to drive the roadster to our daughter's wedding in May ... It is about an hour and a half away via some pretty fun, twisty roads. Better now, all alone with a loaf of bread and a jug of milk in the passenger seat than the mother of the bride and a deadline. To be continued in SPL311 17277
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Re: Has your stock Roadster ever left you stranded?

Post by Btbarratt » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:58 pm

Twice, have I been stranded. Both in a bone stock 69 1600.
First time was a rough running on the highway and then stalled out. Cause was a failed (sloppy) distributor shaft bushing. It finally struck the cap with rotor and ended it. Preventable.
Second was rolled into a gas station, had to back into pump. Turned it off, pumped gas, started back up, put in first and it stalled when I let out the clutch like a brake was set. Tried a couple times more, car won't move an inch. Put in neutral and let out clutch and it went backwards! Slipped the trans gear selector between forks.

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Re: Has your stock Roadster ever left you stranded?

Post by The Neck » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:01 pm

I feel like I've entered true Roadster ownership.

I was driving the car all over yesterday, slowly noticed a higher idle as the day progressed. Went to the store about a mile from my house and I thought, It's running a bit rough, but oh well. I'll take it anyways.

Come out form the store and it wouldn't start. Uber home with groceries, come back a few hours later and it fired right up and drove home.

I'm guessing vapor lock.
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Re: Has your stock Roadster ever left you stranded?

Post by Lorna c » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:00 am

yep it sure did . . I had to tow Rumble home today . sad sad day . .
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