I let the wife drive the truck this morning to run errands. First mistake right
She calls me. She got about 2 blocks from the house and the truck just died and threw up the wrench. She was able to get into a turn lane. Truck would just turn over no fire.
Anyway, called Ford roadside, had to wait 2 1/2 hours for a tow. Kept calling Ford back to get another tow company but they wouldnt do it, saying they cant guarantee their service. What BS. Tow guy tried diagnose the engine by just letting it keep turning over. I stopped that real quick. He wanted "to hear the fuel pump"
Finally get to the local Ford shop. They say they cant look at it until tomorrow. I have Ford ESP so get rental. Of course they don't have one in stock. Have to go down the road to get a car. Now riding in a PT cruiser. What fun.
Anyway about 2 hours later, Ford rep called. Said they did get a chance to look at it. He said that it was a gasket. I don't remember if he said high pressure fuel or oil system. Anyway he said it was a $10 part but a pain to get to, wont be ready until Wed night(Cab off repair?). Once I get the repair bill I will post more details.
Truck has 10,800 miles on it. No mods, yet.
Does this sound legit?
Why would the truck just shutdown and not let you at least go in "limp mode"? Just think if this was on a freeway or something just dying and thats it.
Any reason why this might have happened? Future problems that are going to happen now?
Just kind of crappy for my first brand-new and first diesel. Things break even on a $58k truck.