Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: "no mans land" west central Louisiana
Bronco Info: 92 nite edition 31" bfg's
If it were a chevy she would never be running after last night
Well, let me start by saying when it's cold in Louisiana it's painfully cold. Something about the humid air just makes it unbearable. I have 3 pins, 5 screws and a brass plate and it sux. It's been cold and raining for over a week and it will be for another week. In that time I've failed to do some maintanance. I know better, I trade vehicles often. I haven't even done a full tuneup/flush on this one yet. I changed the oil and went back to factory spec, she started leaking like crazy. I forgot to keep checking it in all this cold and only checked my coolant when I got it. I've had moisture on the dipstick and suspected a head gasket or crack but never saw smoke at all and assumed it was condensation... So Im doing 70 with the music up and no heat (it had quit blowing hot when it got real cold) and go to take a turn and no powesteering! No power! So I throw it in neutral real quick and turn the key, sounds like a dead charging system. I roll into A lot and go to unhook my kintek hc2400 and smell smoke, like oil. Gauges are reading great, and had been all night. At one point at after a long idle the temp went up to about 2/3 in the margin but went back to center on the highway. So, I pop the hood and smokes everywhere. I pull the dipstick and it fries the oil as I'm pulling it out! The draw on the starter was the motor siezing up, not a dead batt! If it weren't for my kinetik I don't think it woulda even turned over. I bumped it a few times while it was cooling... During this my girlfriend got lost trying to bring me oil and coolant/water and got my parents truck stuck In somes tweekers yard in a trailer park trying to turn around. I had to walk like 2 miles and get her gas it and sling mud on me while I pushed it out. freakin sucked! So I topped her off and she fired up. Lifters tapped a minute and quit. I made it home, "meditated on it", and crashed. So, where do I go from here? Do I need to pull it down? Anybody wanna call me an idiot? Any links or tips? Thanks guys
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