Joe's right about the 5.4. My co-worker just spend $3500 getting a plug change. One broke off, the extraction tool wouldn't work, and they would up having to pull the engine to get the head off.
How much are you wanting to spend on a truck?
I bought a 99 f-350 dual rear wheel, crew cab, 4x4 with a 7.3 liter diesel last September for $10,000, and have put another $4,000 into it but now have a darn nice tow vehicle.
So, we were looking at fords (they didn't take the money), between 1999 and 2003 with the 7.3......
GM, after the bailout, will never get a dime of my money.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.