A friend of mine really wanted to get the truck K5blazerus had for sale. I said I'd try and help him get it... I ended up basically buying it myself so technically it's mine for right now. Left Spokane Friday around 11am, dropped off an '80 Jimmy frame and tub and front nose clip in Moses Lake. Brought the diesel truck up to 65mph to try and keep up with traffic, and after several miles of those speeds, something started making noise and sounded/felt like a bearing was seizing in the t-case or rear end or something. I stopped, checked t-case gear lube, added some, and continued on my way slowly. It never made the noise that loudly again. From there met Kenny in Yakima to drop off a hitch and flywheel, and then continued on my way south towards Bend, Oregon. Finally got to Colin's house at about 10pm and picked up the truck on the trailer and headed back north. Streets were icy, so I put in in 4-wheel. 1.5 or 2 miles north of Bend, I pulled over to unlock the hubs. I get back in to go... starter acts up (like a dead battery). I know the starter is well worn from cold weather starts. I try jumping it with a spare battery to give it extra juice. I let the starter cool off and try it periodically. I unload the other truck and try jumping it with that. Nothing. I jinxed myself when I told Colin that I would tow the diesel with the truck I got from him if I had to. And now I had to. It was 11:30 or later, he was asleep, it's dark and I'm on the side of the highway with cars zooming past without even giving any extra room. I can't just stay and leave the trucks there. So I unhook the trailer, push the diesel forward, hook the new truck to the trailer, pull the trailer in front of the diesel, unhook the trailer again, turn the truck around and use the winch to pull the diesel on the trailer, then hook back up, strap it down and start driving north again. Low tread 38's, extended front shackles don't make for road handling when towing. Go 14 miles to the next town Redmond, and pull into the safeway lot, thinking I'll stay the night there since the gas stations are closed and the truck is low. I try the diesel again for the heck of it, and it starts. So, now I unload it, transfer all the tools again, lock up the other truck and drive the diesel to find fuel since it is low too. Find a station, fuel up, go back, hook the diesel to the trailer, re-load the other truck and go at about 2am. About 6:45 am, I stop along the Columbia River and take a short nap, leaving the motor running. I get to Pasco, Wa. at 7:30 or so, and pull in to McDonalds to get food and shut it off forgetting to leave it running. I went to start it and it started right up. Continued and had to stop 100 miles from Spokane in Connell, Wa to get diesel. I shut it off again. Stupid move. I spend 2 hours trying to cool off the starter, pull it out, lay it in the snow, re-do connections, battery terminals, jumper cables... anything (and the battery was dead now in the other truck cause I left the lights on when it was on the trailer). Finally, a really nice guy in a Nissan offers to help and he pull starts me and I am on my way and get home at just before 2pm today. Now I need to go buy a diesel starter.