Originally Posted by Jeffrey
1000 miles into my fall vacation, I'm at the Ford service dept.in Cortez, CO due to a major diesel fuel leak splattering everywhere. I sure hope they have parts here. I waited two days in their lot for them to open today. Uhhggg.
That happened to us a few years ago just as we were crossing the border into Mexico. We had to go through the truck scanner on the way across, and I noticed a major leak coming from under the hood. We drove around TJ looking for a shop and wound up in a really nice area off the main road. Eventually found a shop and asked if they could get us back on the road. Turned out one of the fuel lines had been rubbing and eventually rubbed through. No parts in Tijuana, but they said they could pull it, braze over the hole and get us back up and running.
Four and a half hours later they had it back together. I figured if I got out of there for under $350 I'd be happy. I asked him how much and he hummed and hawed, scratched his chin and said $50.
Put us a half day behind, but with five days ahead of us it was time and money very