I drove my friend Gordon downtown to pick up his new Ducati.  On my way home, my car died suddenly about a mile from home.  It would start, idle roughly, and die at any touch of the gas pedal.  I couldn’t even limp it a few feet.  I called AAA, and waited, and waited, and found out they had dispatched it to the wrong area, so they had to re-do it.  While waiting my friend Christian called, and told me to unplug the MAF, which sounded like crazy-talk, but after I did it, I was able to the start the car and drive home without issue.  Once there, Christian actually drove over, and helped me check things out.  Turns out I had blown an intercooler hose off the intercooler pipe.  Easy fix: just put it back on and tighten the clamp.

Moral of the story is it’s good to have friends who will help you out of a fix.