I don't know about the rest of you but this year has not been off to a very good start. To start with, my truck started leaking oil around the beginning of the year. I went to the mechanic and he told me it was the valve cover gaskets that were leaking. I believed him and had him change them. However, the leaking did not stop so I consulted another mechanic. I was told by that mechanic that it was a leaking rear main seal. I did not have him change it because I was leery about spending that kind of money so I decided to get a second opinion. I checked with yet another mechanic who told me that he had seen this before and that it was a bad headgasket. I did not know who to believe so I did some research on the internet and found that the type of truck I have had been known to leak oil out of the head gasket (something I had never heard of before). So I took it back to the last mechanic about a week ago and he still has it. So, needless to say, I have not had a truck for about week and I don't have a backup truck so it has been interesting trying to get anything done. Well the mechanic called today and informed me that the intake gasket was bad and it needed replaced as well, another $350 on top of the $1,100 it is already going to cost. On top of all of this, I have been having quite a few mower breakdowns lately. It has to get better because it sure can't get worst!