Query on Jackaroo

Submitted: Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 15:59
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Has this happened to any other Jack. owners. Last week my Jack( 2000 Model/ 31k, had from new) when started immediately went to 900rpm (perfect). When hot, it would rev and then stop. After several attempts I had to keep it going by using the accelerator. Next start it reved to 4000rpm and then gradually fell to 900 (after about 3 min.). This went on over the course of two days. The fuel was half full and I have had no trouble up to this. I booked it in to the local dealer and of course it didn't miss a beat when I got it there. I cancelled the service and Jack has not missed a beat since. Since I have had the car it has been terrific, except for this hicup. What do you reckon.
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Reply By: Steve - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 16:09

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 16:09
NOBBY,my 2000 jackaroo did the opposite.It would go on idle but would not rev.I travelled around the block like this and then it spluttered and a cloud of white smoke came from the exhaust and then it was fine and still is.No idea what the problem was.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 16:10

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 16:10
Intermittant faults are a bitch, you can spend $100s finding out nothing....

I would wait to see if it happened again, then worry, but it would suck if you were in the middle of nowhere.
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Reply By: Member - Bruce and Anne - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 10:20

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 10:20
Keep an eye on your fuel filters, sometimes they get water in them just from condensation and this can cause these sorts of problems. I've just brought a vessel back from Mackay which got water in the fuel tank and stuffed the injector pump and injectors cost $1800 to fix and that was on a Perkins.MU-ving on
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 11:07

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 11:07
If it didn't log a fault code then it was most likely water in the fuel lines and pump. Run the fuel low and then drain the tank just to be sure, then fit a new fuel filter as well. If it is a petrol Jack then it is a good idea to change the fuel filter every 10k anyhow as they dont take much to restrict the flow . They are the same filter as a v6 commodore and only cost about $10 anyhow. cheers BradLife is short- but there's always time for a yarda.
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