We were heading up to South Lake Tahoe yesterday for some kayaking, snowshoeing and relaxation. We were about 5 miles up the CA 89 (Monitor Pass) off of 395 when I heard a pop and the engine temp (FWT) started skyrocketing. I pulled over at the first turnout I could get to about a 1/2 mile later to find radiator fluid dripping everywhere. I couldn't find the source of the issue, but then again it is almost impossible to see anything without dismantling half of the engine components.
Luckily we were able to get flat towed to our rental place in S. Lake Tahoe (about a 50 mile tow)...I'm never going to cancel my AAA membership. At least the views were outstanding and we didn't have to wait that long for a tow truck.
So now I need to figure out what the problem is and more than likely a good diesel mechanic in S. Lake Tahoe. Any suggestions on a mechanic? Or something I can easily look for myself?
Thanks as always.