11 October 2012
Canute, OKOr maybe it's Foss, OK... ?? Google & Garmin disagree about where we are. Happens a lot in the boonies.
Good news: the truck is fixed. First I got a number for Jerry Tosh (580-821-2520) who is a mobile repairmen for trucks, oil field equipment, RVs... whatever. If it has an engine, he'll work on it. He took a quick look, then jumpered across the starter solenoid with the ignition on and the engine sprang to life. He told me "Don't shut it off!" and said I should go to a Ford dealer. I called a Ford dealer in neighboring Elk City, but they were too busy to look at my problem.
|Doug Gray Ford came to our rescue!|
It took their diesel tech all of about 5-minutes to figure out that one of the 3 exhaust gas temperature (EGT) sensors (yes, 3!) had failed and that they had the sensor in stock. I felt confident about what he said about our truck since all but 1 of the vehicles in the 8 service bays was a truck of one flavor or another. A good clue he probably spoke with authority.
|You should have heard the lift groan as all 6,800# of our |
truck moved up in the world.
So tomorrow we should be on the road to Amarillo, TX for a couple nights, then on to Tucumcari, NM and finally Santa Fe, NM. We're getting close to putting Paid! to this season.