Yea, thats what both dealerships told me right off the bat........timing chain and everything. They said it was a PITA to do, and thats why it would cost me a arm and a leg to get it fixed. As far as the 5.4 engine........besides lacking power, its got a long way to go to as far as matching what other truck makers are offering. Don't get me wrong, I love my Ford's. I've owned 3 of them over the last few years, and I'll probably continue to buy Ford, but the overall quality of these newer models are **** poor and very dissapointing. Some people are having no problems at all out of these trucks, but most are. I know all trucks or vehicles for that matter, will have their problems, but I know plenty, and I mean plenty that has these NBS trucks and every one of them says the same thing as me. They are all disapointed.
I know I'll probably get ripped for writing this, but I stand my ground. Like I said, I've always been a Ford man and hopefully I will continue to be, but Ford better get their *** together on these '09's and beyond or they will be losing some long-time costumers. Reason I say that..........well the town I live in is a Ford lovers town, but many are souring very quickly.