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I'll pay 50 CHF for a jump start early Monday 4.4 in Hoengg.

Must have left the dome light on... Any heroes out there with jumper cables and a few minutes to spare? PM me please I'm going to bed soon but will be up very early and respond then. BTW, the car is just off Am Wasser.

Otherwise, does anyone know if you can borrow or rent a mobile jumper battery from a gas station, or a have a recommendation for a friendly garage in Hoengg?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 03.04.2011, 21:22
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Re: I'll pay 50 CHF for a jump start early Monday 4.4 in Hoengg.

Are you in TCS? They will do this for you, for a small charge.
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Re: I'll pay 50 CHF for a jump start early Monday 4.4 in Hoengg.

Thanks, but I'm not. What do they charge for a year of basic on-call assistance: towing, jumps, etc?
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Re: I'll pay 50 CHF for a jump start early Monday 4.4 in Hoengg.

I personally drink a coffee first thing on the morning.
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Re: I'll pay 50 CHF for a jump start early Monday 4.4 in Hoengg.

If you don't get someone to jump start you maybe you can try the old fashioned way: turn key in ignition to contact position, put it in 2nd gear, press clutch, push car until you get a bit of speed, release clutch.
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Re: I'll pay 50 CHF for a jump start early Monday 4.4 in Hoengg.

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If you don't get someone to jump start you maybe you can try the old fashioned way: turn key in ignition to contact position, put it in 2nd gear, press clutch, push car until you get a bit of speed, release clutch.
Book car into garage for replacement catalyser.
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Re: I'll pay 50 CHF for a jump start early Monday 4.4 in Hoengg.

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Book car into garage for replacement catalyser.

Really ? I did this at least 30-40 times on my old Mazda, which was left all week long in Gib, sometimes for weeks letting the battery go flat, same here in Zurich, I had to push start it every time I wanted to use it (always park on a hill !!)... My car never failed any emissions / catalyser tests...

What makes think bump/push starting will damage the CAT ?
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Thats never a problem

You can jump start the car but make sure its not an automatic

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Re: I'll pay 50 CHF for a jump start early Monday 4.4 in Hoengg.

I know this doesnt solve your problem this time, but you can buy now quite cheaply, a portable jump starter that you leave at home plugged in and can carry out to the car, it will give you enough juice to get the car started, it also double us as a air compressor for inflating tyres etc.
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What makes think bump/push starting will damage the CAT ?
TBH, I don't know. It was something I read on the inte.... Oh.
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Re: I'll pay 50 CHF for a jump start early Monday 4.4 in Hoengg.

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I think basic cover for a year is CHF 69 which isn't too bad and they don't charge for call outs or small repairs as jumpstarts etc. as far as I'm aware.
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Re: I'll pay 50 CHF for a jump start early Monday 4.4 in Hoengg.

I've even managed to jumpstart a car myself before now - in an underground car park. Open door - push car jump in - clutch in - 2nd gear - clutch out - throttle - pray - dip clutch.

Worked on the second attempt!!

The issue with the cat could be the possibility of burned fuel going into the exhaust - settling on the cat lining - and then burning with the hot exhaust gases.
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I've even managed to jumpstart a car myself before now - in an underground car park. Open door - push car jump in - clutch in - 2nd gear - clutch out - throttle - pray - dip clutch.

Worked on the second attempt!!

The issue with the cat could be the possibility of unburned fuel going into the exhaust - settling on the cat lining - and then burning with the hot exhaust gases.
I fixed this..unburnt fuel is bad for cats. Although I don't think the odd jumpstart is that bad for the convertor.

I've jump started several cars, including once leaving the lights on in Grindlewald, luckily there was a huge hill to roll it down, eh voila motoring again after 100m and a full recharge on the journey back to Basel.

I second get the charger/jump start box well worth the investment, although I did keep a spare car battery in the boot for a while.
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Thats never a problem

You can jump start the car but make sure its not an automatic

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Bump start you mean? You can bump start some automatics too (along with 20 gung ho young cheeps we once bump started a bus in france) I used to do it on my smart car http://www.evilution.co.uk/index.php?id=169
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Please stop wasting everyone's time and patience. You are not very funny. OK?
mirfield, don't you listen you hear me! I know you'll be sat at your keyboard sobbing into your warm latte machiatto skinny double frappe but honestly it's not worth getting so upset.

This forum is an evil place full of people wanting to make others feel bad.

Chin up pet and remember some of us do find you funny (or at least say we do).
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Please stop wasting everyone's time and patience. You are not very funny. OK?
How do you know he was joking/trying to be funny?
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How do you know he was joking/trying to be funny?
Have you ever heard him say anything serious about anything unless it's to do with F1 or gadgets?

Just sayin'.

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Must have left the dome light on... Any heroes out there with jumper cables and a few minutes to spare? PM me please I'm going to bed soon but will be up very early and respond then. BTW, the car is just off Am Wasser.

Otherwise, does anyone know if you can borrow or rent a mobile jumper battery from a gas station, or a have a recommendation for a friendly garage in Hoengg?

Thanks in advance!
In an emergency, you can always call one of the taxi companies. Tell them you need a jump start so that they know to bring cables. I had to do this once. They charge a fixed fee (I think it used to be 20CHF).

It's probably too late to hear this now though...
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