Well as luck comes out, I was bored out of my mind with my GF working double shifts all weekend long Memorial Day weekend. I thought that a few of my DTR Diesel buddies would get together and hang out and what not.
So, I was on my way in to the twin cities. As I was going down I-494 I came up to a little hill. I was getting ready to pass the slower cars. I get this sudden loss of all power in the truck and white smoke galore plus a major pull to the left. With not a clue of what happened, I shut the power chip off, turned the hazards on and got control of the truck. I pulled it over to the side of the road and tried to figure out what happened. I grabbed the tires and pulled on them. The I looked at the brakes and they were all good. I didn’t see any thing.
So, I decided to get off the freeway with the truck. I was a ½ mile from where I was going so figured I risk it since my Dodge diesel buddys would be there and they can help me figure it out. Well the next thing I come rolling into the parking lot and then the abs and brake light on the dash start flashing and the there is white smoke coming out from under the truck. I am like "Oh my. Oh my! This is going to be fun as I am about 85 miles from home."
Well, we talked about fixing it there with stock parts but in the end I decided to hitch a ride home to get the gf gas Dodge 2500 and a gooseneck trailer borrowed from a friend. I have pictures of it all.
A nice afternoon lunch turned into a 12-hour event. That 2500 could only tow my truck at 45 mph. It took 2 hours+ to get the truck home. Where it sits.