Yesterday, I was minding my own business in the slow lane, had the top that covers just the front two seats on, music crankin' weather was perfect, not too hot, not too cold. I was going to take a different path home, just to cruise on more backroads than highway... and then it happened!
My motor dies out. I pull to the side of the highway where she rests just off into the grass. Temps were fine, I know oil pressure was "good" moments earlier (yes, I check my gauges all the time, but who really trusts that oil pressure gauge)
It made no other sounds, just died out.
The check engine light came on as I was pulling over, so I'm sure it threw codes!
I called AAA, got my tow the 20 miles home (not the way I was GOING to go, but in a tow truck it wasn't all about the cruise anymore!)
It cranks, but doesn't fire. Before I do any real diagnosis, I'm going to read the codes.
So, today, I sit at work, thinking - what will it be?! Crankshaft position sensor? I can't wait to go home n' read the codes. I'm debating picking up a crankshaft sensor before I go home since I hear they all die about 100k, and I'm at 108k now, and it's one of the first things people seem to try.
Part of me wants to have it be low compression so I can do something cool with it, like a stroker, or a v8 swap or... a diesel and veggie oil for fuel! I don't really want it to be down for the rest of this season though... Anything other than a stroker would take quite a bit more time.
Any thoughts on other cheapo parts to pickup before I go home? Nearest parts store is 30mins from my house, so guessing sometimes really saves time. :P
Dave aka Ghan