Talk about a triple sign. I went out to my truck and fell on the ice about 2 feet away from it.
Next, I started my truck and got onto the street only to have a horrible roaring sound come from under the hood (it's a part that controls the acceleration, taking it into the shop tomorrow). Then, I got to the end of the street and couldn't see either direction. The issues continued and I couldn't get enough throttle vs thrust. It's a simple part, another sensor, that regulates how much power to provide when you step on the gas.
I drove around the park road, back home, and called off. I don't want to drive all the way to work and the truck stops working. My truck was hitting 4,500 RPMs and I was barely doing 40 kilometres an hour. The part is only $110 installed so I am not going to risk getting stuck or hit or something driving seventy kilometres round trip to work. I can always do fifty down the B-line if I have to tomorrow to get it to the shop without pushing it too much. I had already made an appointment to get it fixed on my day off and be back to work Saturday. I am not happy at all, I've had enough days without pay!
Well, you can make that 'fell twice'. I fell down on my knees going out there to shovel some more of the snow off the ice. Okay I am grabbing bubble wrap and sitting in the fetal position in the corner now.
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