Left for work Saturday night, everything was fine. But when I went to leave Sunday morning it wouldn't start. Engine wouldn't turn over. Didn't sound right. Yanked the starter and a buddy/coworker brought me to Autozone to test it. It failed. Bought one and put it in. Engine stopped twice, then turned over and fired. Got out to listen, sounded like it was stumbling a little bit. Walked around to back and saw it dumped almost a gallon of coolant out the tailpipe:
Shut it off. He drove me home, where another buddy/coworker met me. We hitched the trailer up to the diesel, unloaded it (its got a bronco top on it, plus an 8' bed), and drove back to work. So all said, I was gone about 2 hours. Couldn't get trailer to truck, had to start it. Same thing bumped it 3 times before it started. Didn't sound good. Moved it about 20' and shut it off. Positioned trailer and winched it up onto trailer.
On ride home, had a blowout on trailer. Front right, never seen one go like this before
I always carry 2 trailer spares so we pulled over, swapped it and got home. Unloaded truck in driveway, and used buddies jeep to pull off trailer, turn around, and then get into garage.
Monday I drained cooling system. Only 1 gallon of coolant left. Drained and replaced oil, got about a quart of coolant out of pan. Pulled plugs, #8 had coolant on it. Cranked motor over to clear cylinders. Went to put plugs in, got to the last one, dropped it and broke it. Done for the day.
This morning I got the last one in. Fired up motor. No serp belt on it so the water pump wouldnt pump fluid, and no lower rad hose hooked up either so cant run it for too long. Engine was hammering hard. So it looks like its gonna be coming out.