ok so it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy, i hear it now lol. but you know, that's the first time in 5 years I've ever been completely stranded. 250 dollars, a tow truck, a repair shop, a credit card and 6 hours later, I was back up and running though... Too bad it was too late to do much else. The culprit: manual fuel pump, dumb 20-30 dollar part but I couldn't figure it out, there was fuel spritzing... just not enough, i guess. while we were looking, we noticed the crankshaft is a bit loose, causing pulley and belt vibration. of course, one lifter is defective and the tranny makes funny noises (always has). time to get a newer tool, soon.