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Came Home on a Wrecker Tonight

Darn it... I need to learn to take my Camera with me...... to share some interesting Pictures with you Kids and Bettys...... stupid me I always forget.......

tonight would have been one of the interesting Nights...... I came Home on a Wrecker in my 2011 Volvo 266k on the Clock the Cummins Motor whistled like a Bird...... in Cruze Control at 66 MPH.... running Home on I 40 in Arizona..... than a Boom...... another Boom than a spotter..... a cough ......... a deep Cough throu the Stacks....... with plenty of Smoke......



Oh no....... my Gut turned on a Dime..... while I rolled to the Side of the Road with the Flashers on..............

Silence is beautiful in the Movie Theater but not when you are a Trucker sitting on the Side of the Road.....

opened the Hood........ Wow the Turbo is gone....... gone as gone..... ........

the Wrecker came and the Truck went straight to Cummins to find out.... what went wrong since the Engine is still under Warranty......

Just got a Text from my Mechanic........ Berliner the Engine is trashed..... not you fault...... Oil on the Dip and in the Pan.... Cummins found Fan Blade Parts all over the Top End... got sucked into the Cylinder Walls....

looks like you get a new exchange Motor at 45 K for you old Joe Lappy.......... Welcome to made in America......

You know what Bugs me coming Home on a Wrecker......????? I guess my Ego that Truck got the best Treatment from me... I polished I shined..... my Girl.... just like you do with your Slk....... just like I do with all of my Cars the Hounds .......

while I wave my Betty off for another Sale........

Honestly I am a bit sad tonight...... because...... getting a new Engine into a used Truck really kills that personal Relation Ship.............

We all have been there picking up our new Mb just to get back... 3 Days later....... when the Car Washer........drops off the Car with smart Comments like you bought the last....... of the 3 digit Vin......... See ya Soon......


Now all that is left for me .. pouring a stiff Drink..... listen to The Smith whining .....



and accept the Fact...... I never will make it into the Big Boys Cummins Club....... aka 1 Million Miles under the Hood with the 1st Motor.....

Cheers from Phoenix....... here is another Travel Tip from the Berliner..... when you come Home on a Wrecker ...... because your broke down ...... stand behind..... the Wrecker Driver..... let him/her do the work....... do not cry on Shoulders........ do not make any smart Comments about the Tatoos on the Eye Lids.... Tip well..... because he/she....... is not a Taxi Service..... because Wrecker Drivers have the Power...... and a Key to get your ..... 1st in the Service Lane.... or drop it on the Roof last in the Service Lane....

driving a Wrecker is a Commission Job..... even if you have a AAA Card....... or an Mb Card......

be kind be polite... Tip well..... Wrecker Drivers are People too....

Pardon my long Post...... I just try to share a bit of Awareness for the Folks that risk there behinds..... while you are stranded .....


Let me Sum it up with why I hate flying........ our Flieger .... is a pro like I am on the Road...... what we have no control over is the traveling Public during the Summer Month.....
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