Funny Timing

Right after I posted about how well the truck is running it overheated.

Today I had an interview at 1pm so I decided to drive up to Republic for a good trail run. Well, on the hill before the trail the truck lost power and I pulled over. The temp gauge was very high and steam was pouring out. I let it cool, filled it all back up with water and managed to get it back to Keller. Surprisingly it didn’t have any cooling issues on the way home even though there’s an obvious leak on the top of the radiator.

I stopped at a little campground on the way back to eat my lunch with Chard. The truck wouldn’t start. I had to push start it real quick. Then about 5 miles from Keller I flipped my blower motor to high… my stereo restarted because of low voltage. I turned the blower motor off and decided to put a little more load on the electrical system so I turned my brights on as well as the blower motor. The engine lugged a little bit.

I’m going to replace the radiator, hoses, plug wires and plugs, and my alternator belt. Possibly the alternator as well. We’ll see how it runs after that.

I just hope I didn’t mess the head and head gasket up when it got pretty hot.