Ya know that old saying... If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck. Welp... that's been my life so why should now be any different.
Yesterday the weather was getting bad (it started sleeting) so I drove my truck to work. On the way home it decided to go to shit on me. I'm talking serious transmission problems. I could stand on it and my speed wouldn't increase but my motor sure sounded like it wanted to do something. Ease down on it and I could get up to speed.
Today I was going to drive the car to work and the weather is even worse... so once again Im in the truck since there is now ice on the roads.
If I end up in the ditch on the way home (a real possibility) Im not sure I'll be able to get myself out even with 4x4 if I cant get power to the wheels.
I talked to one of my friends and co-workers that used to rebuild classic cars and also built drag cars.... he says it sounds like I am going to need a full rebuild of the tranny. The weather is supposed to be clearing up tomarrow and then on Thursday he is going to take it for a spin. Hopefully within two weeks I can have my truck back to normal. Depends on him and if we can work on it this weekend. He said after he drives it he will have a better idea of what it needs.
I'm still going to be paying a pretty good chunk in labor fees but at least it's someone I like getting it vs some business, plus I'll be there and I can learn something new. I don't mind paying him at all. Eventually we are also going to beef up the motor in my truck to make it what I dreamed about when I bought it back in 1995. I guess I cant complain too much.. the trucks 18 years old, but I sure wish it didn't decide to do this crap when the weather is at it's worst. Spring, summer or fall I can drive the car with no problems.... I rely on my truck in the winter.