This problem has now happened three years in a row (we are slow learners, apparently).
We return from 2 weeks vacation. My gf’s big Dodge pickup truck (120,000 miles, automatic), which normally gets used daily, sits untouched in our heated garage. When we return home it runs like shit for a few days.
I took it out on the road right after we got back the other day. Started up fine, but anytime the rpms went over around 2200, it started to sputter and kick. Put in some dry gas without help. Eventually I was barely able to keep it running. I was doing 15 mph max on a 45 mph road, bucking and sputtering. I pulled off the road to call AAA , but called my gf first to ask where she wanted it towed.
She had her phone shut off:(. Tried calling few more times, then tried to restart the truck and it ran a little better. I was able to limp home. Today she tells me it is running better than ever.
Ideas? Prevention for next time?