I recently purchased a 2002 2500HD crew 4x4 with steel flat bed from my nephew. He likes me and does not need the money, so he gave me a good deal. It has 125k on it with the original injectors. Before he turned it over to me, he took it to his Chev dealer and had the batteries replaced, a couple pullies and main belt, oil change, filled fuel tank. The truck starts/runs good. I took it to my local dealer and had the transmission flushed and rear end seal replaced. The mechanic, whom I know, told me the fluid looked clean and truck sounded good, so thought it was okay. Took it on 300 mile trip recently, 16.9 mpg, hoped for a little more, but it weighs 8000 lbs so I guess that is all I'm going to get. All this just general info. Any way, I was aware of the injector issue before the purchase and decided to take the chance, but after reading lots of posts, I have to ask...why does anybody even mess with these trucks/engines? They seem like a boat load of trouble, expensive trouble. I am wondering if I should sell mine before it goes south and while I can make a profit on it. With the stories of multiple injector replacements in some instances, at about $4000 a wack, how do you guys stomach this? Are all diesel engines this much trouble? Is there such a thing as a Duramax that is reasonably trouble free?