So now the dust settled, she's home by way of a wrecker. Thanks for the responses folks. I see I didn't really ask a coherent question, but I was kind of in shock at what happened. And my stomach was in my throat cause I knew I had just killed my truck.
So as for details, I'm pulling a 16ft bumper pull cattle trailer heading to pick up a cow/calf pair I was planning on buying. Start up a hill (mountain in these parts), always laugh up the hill at the fact that this truck holds speed up it with no issues, not even coming out of overdrive. So I'm getting a kick out of it doing it again, when it downshifted and started pulling some RPMs. Honestly don't remember how many. Motor sounded great, no issues. Still smiling. Top the hill, truck keeps holding the lower gear. Concern. Tap brakes, upshifts, then BAM Low Oil Pressure. Oh sht. Head for the shoulder, truck quits.
Then I get an Engine Overtemp alarm. Oil temp was ~240 after shutdown. I had seen it about a mile or so previous, and it was ~225. So I gained some temp in a hurry. The needle on the gauge was pegged.
Check oil level, in the hash marks but doesn't smell, right, I guess. Kind of burned I guess. Degas bottle shows to be at the cold fill line, which in hind sight seems wrong. No oil or water on the ground. No steam or anything from the coolant. A little from the oil dipstick tube.
Tried to crank it, cause I knew idling would cool it off quicker. But It wouldn't start. Well that makes sense, PCM sees it's hot and won't let it crank. Wait a few minutes. Oil temp ~200, needle still pegged. Try again, turns over, slow, like a weak battery. Mine are brand new. sht. Let it cool some more, cause we ain't going anywhere anyway. Still the same thing.
Call a ride. Get brothers truck, (Duramax
), he wants to gloat but understands the severity of the situation. End up buying the pair, great deal, and making it home.
Once the father-in-law gets off work, we get his wrecker (handy
) and drag her home. He's a solid mechanic, and wants to hear it turn over. Lo and behold. It cranks. Sounds like hell. Not in a "ran out of oil, rods knocking" kind of way but a general "I'm NOT happy" kind of way, and dies. Twice.
So there are signs of life.
With my luck, the engine will still need a complete overhaul, but hope springs eternal.
I've been long winded. And maybe nobody cares. But I figured I'd vent to folks with a like mind.
We're going to drag it to the shop Wednesday morning. It will probably still be some major damage, cause I can't have nothing, but MAYBE it won't be so bad.
As always, I'll update when I know more, in the hopes it helps somebody in the future.
Thanks again, and stay tuned.