Coming down the A428 this morning, 70Mph - inside lane. Pitch black. Suddenly at the last minute I saw something dead in the road. Not Rabbit Size. I had no where to go. I must have lined up for the middle of the car where the splitter is highest and waited for the impact. BANG!
Then sound of something flapping or engine fault (no lights on the dash), I limped to the next slip road, something was definitely flapping, just as I went up whatever it was fell off and I drove over it with my back wheels, I search the mirrors to see if it was a piece of the car, but its too dangerous to stop on this blind bend slip road at Hardwick. I limped around the road about ready to park up in a layby.
Then comes the walk, the same we do when we kerb a wheel. Torch on the phone expecting to see the front of the Nismo gone. But it was still there. Search the front for damage. None. Went around the sides 3 or 4 times - nothing, looked under the back and there was evidence of a Friday 13th Massacre. With bits hanging off the diff. I got back in the car started it, and drove back through Hardwick and back on the A14. It was only when I realised where it was for that split second I would have been checking the slip, as I came down it, there is was. Across both carriageways. I missed it the second time, the car behind didn't.
Got to work and checked again - tugged at the bumper - solid. checked the splitter again, nothing, checked the front underside, nothing, checked the rear and sides.
I will be going back in daylight to remove the whatever it is which is hanging off the diff with a pair of grabbers. But the old girl stood up really well.