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.
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