So I had the strangest weekend ever... It would first help those reading to know, that this weekend kicks off Mardi Gras Season, So all of South Louisiana is just a partying away... Anyway Friday, were out in the city partying with about 100,000 other people, and after like 4 wine coolers and a hulk smoothy my friend started vomiting all over the inside of my just shampooed truck. He Cant handle his alcohol. After seeing his vomit, I had to throw up. It wasn't near as bad as his (just the smell in the truck plus my buzz I guess had my stomach upset). I also had a Hulk smoothy, but I am also a pretty good drinker, so we're pretty sure it was the smoothies that made him super sick and myself slightly upset. What's worse is that the dude didn't even think to throw up in the bed of the truck which is easily acceptable from his location in the back seat (Rear sliding glass). OK. So he's trashed now. His night is over, which kind of makes our night over as well... So we stop and get it mopped up, and get him home at about 1. then my other friend and I went to my house to drink the rest of the night away in my living room and watch a few movies. Well the next day (Saturday) we finish re-shampooing the carpet and Odo-Banning the shit out my back seat, we go pick up every one and head out for another night of fun. Well were about to migrate to another party that was just getting started, and what do you know? My truck won't start. At first I thought it was just the battery cause we were listening to the radio without the engine running, but 30 minutes isn't going to stop my truck from starting, Turns out my alternator belt was ripped to the point where it was about rubber band thickness. After ample cussing and hitting we decide to try and jump the truck and see if we can make it home (probably not the best idea). Well after the cables are hooked up, the truck cranks right up. Everyones all happy to get home... well my dumb ass locked the door when I went to disconnect the jumper cables. Now the trucks running with whatever juice was on the battery and we cant utilize it... After 30 minutes or so, I had an idea to get in the truck, (I wont give the details of said idea, in case someone here wants to steal a Toyota Tacoma). Well my idea works and everyone loads up. We get maybe 100 yards and It starts sputtering. So we limp back to this guys house and leave it there over night. And today I had to get my mom to bring me to Autozone
to get a new belt (Just ended up changing all of them, since they all need to be taken off to get to the alternator belt) and then to the truck. Well in my infinite wisdom and unending patience, I forgot to loosen the pulley on the PS/Idler Tensioner, and ended up searing the bolt in 2. Do any of you know how long it takes to find an M8-1.25X70 Bolt on a Sunday when every street is blocked off for parade routes? A LONG FUCKING TIME. Anyway after about 3 Hours we locate one at O'Reily Auto Parts. So the truck is home now and It's probably going to stay there for the remainder of the break.