A Friend Let Me Down

Yesterday my world suddenly came to an abrupt stop and I was cast momentarily into the Stone Age and homelessness.

I had just taken my faithful F350 to be serviced. This truck is a 2000 model and has 242,000 miles on it. It is equipped with all the latest gadgets and sound system. It is my home away from home, my rock, my refuge.

So yesterday suddenly while driving it went dead, instrument panel lights came on, power steering and brakes went off and I was coasting this 7,000 pound truck to a safe spot.

I managed to get off the main road and into an assisted living facility parking lot. Then I sat in silence.

I took out my machete and tore off my sleeves making one into a headband…..no …I called a wrecker and a friend.

It seems the leading candidate is a cam shaft sensor. I should be back in business this morning but still I feel like a friend has let me down.

8 comments:

Rock Chef said...

Hope you do get him back on the road - be a shame not to make the quarter-million miles!

wReggie said...

Oh it will...my goal is 350,000 miles at least.

Phfrankie Bondo said...

THAT'S why I'm a Chevy man...

wReggie said...

You're just trying to rattle me Phrankie.

That Chevy wouldn't pull a greasy string out of a cat's ass.

Micky-T said...

My baby Ford needs some loving, he needs new spark.

I've had them sitting on my dashboard since after my Florida trip. It's time.

Jay said...

I know exactly how you feel. I still remember the day Emma the Escort left me stranded on I-40 near Eufaula, Oklahoma on a Sunday afternoon. Even though we stayed together for a few more years, our relationship was never the same after that.

MELackey said...

our Expedition died like that a couple of times with Shelly driving. Once it was in the HOV lane during rush hour. Funny thing was that it started right back up after letting it sit for about 30 seconds. Was the crank position sensor. I'm about 100k miles behind you. 140k miles. New rear axle seals yesterday and it's back in business. Take care of them and they keep on going.

wReggie said...

I do Mark. Screw a 100,000 mile warranty. This truck has proven it is superior to an Obama truck.