With my car being temporarily out of commision due to a MAF issue, I get to rive my beater Ford truck for a while.
About Thursday I noticed that it seemed a bit louder than normal. Friday driving to work I saw a muffler on the side of the road and said "hey, that looks kinda like mine". I didn't put 2 + 2 together yet. On Friday night I stopped to look under my truck and guess what was missing. Yup, my muffler was gone. Now I'm running a 300ci straight 6 on a 3" straight pipe (until I get it fixed). Gotta say, sound like a big block with the lumpy cam sound and all.
Now today I went to tackle another issue. All my parking lights went out. Obvious guys says fuse, right? I checked and replaced every fuse in the fuse block, no go. After an hour of searching thru my house I finally found the other half of my repair manual. I had pages 1-246 to start with. The fuse panel was on page 247...lol. Ofcoarse they didn't list what fuse was for what, but they did a have a poor photograph of the fuse block in it. The photgraph looked just like mine except for one thing. There was a fuse in the lower right corner that I didn't have. I figured what the hell. I went outside in the pooring rain (again) and threw a 15amp fuse in there. Damn if the parking lights didn't just pop right on. I really have no idea what happened to the original fuse.
At least now I can drive at night and not get pulled over.