Last night I had a horrible nights sleep. I must have eaten something bad because I woke up at 3am feeling awful. When the time came to leave for work I just couldn't do it. I called in sick and went back to bed.
A few hours later I was feeling better but my truck was also sick and couldn't get me all the way to work. The repair shop said they could give me a ride back home so I dropped off the truck and went back home for lunch. I got a call with a total estimate of $630. They had taken the truck apart and found that the pack rat had chewed a spark plug wire and the spark plug had melted. They finished up around 2pm and picked me up. I paid the bill, jumped in the truck and drove out.
Unfortunately, the truck still shook like it did on Saturday. I turned around and went back to the shop. They tested it again and found that the injector pin was misfiring intermittently. Sooo, I had to wait around while they got a new pin and put it in. That was another hour and a half and $80. They said they only charged me for the cost of the pin and not labor but I have no idea how much a pin costs so I don't really know. I imagine it is true because it seems that nothing costs under $100 except an oil change. Total cost was $735. Ouch. Now I keep the hood up when I am parked at home. This is supposed to make it a less appealing habitat for the furry little guys. I hope it works. He built an expensive home in my engine and I don't want him to do it again!