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A defective piston rod bolt wiped out my new engine after only 324 miles!
A defective piston rod bolt wiped out my new engine after only 324 miles!

Ramblin’ Man: Good Sam to the rescue

From the bloggers at Ramblin’ Man.

Yesterday at 11:30 AM, I thought I was headed to town to meet a friend for lunch. Wrong! The Bronco engine turned over…but refuse to start. I thought the problem was associated with the fuel pump I had replaced this past June 27.

Having no choice, I called my emergency road service. The flat bed truck arrived at 1:45 PM…

We arrived at the NAPA Car Care Center at 2:15. They started working on it at 2:40 and by 4:00 PM, I was back on the road. The problem was a faulty inertia switch connector which is associated with the fuel pump system. Got away cheap…$51.29!

The last time I used my emergency road service was back in the year 2008. My (then) motorhome developed engine problems after a long grade climb north of San Luis Obispo, Calif. If you read my Panama or Bust book, you will recall in 2004, I suffered a freak engine accident in the mountains of very deep south Mexico only a short time after departing Guatemala. Since parts were difficult to obtain in Mexico, I was forced to use some critical parts from my damaged engine in order to leave Mexico. I was told by my Mexican mechanic that this day would come…

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