This shrikes me as an odd phenomenon & thought I'd share......I've pretty much been a GM mechanic most of my career, Worked for GM dealers & even achieved "World Class" status through GM's technical training program. After that.....I worked for a Specialty shop doing LSx swaps & building performance & race prepped Hydramatic transmissions for 15 years.
Then that shop got sold, Things went sideways & took a job at a general automotive repair shop working on just about every make. Lasted about a year before opening my own shop.
Been open a little over 3 months & over 75% of my business has been Ford Pick-ups, Seems like one right after the other! Now I'm getting calls from complete strangers wanting to bring their F250/F350 in for engine work because they got told I'm a former Ford master tech.
I would never tell anyone that, Don't really talk about my GM factory training & certifications for that matter because it's outdated!
Lot's of 6.4L Powerstrokes & 3V 5.4L's.....The 6.4L comes pretty naturally to me because my LB7 Duramax training (Injectors under the Valve Covers) & dealing with fuel leaks that dump into the sump.
Remove the valve covers....Throw some dye in the fuel filter...Raise the Rail Pressure with the engine running...Find the leak with a A/C black light.
K16 HPFP's, Injectors, Rails, Rocker Arms....etc.
3V 5.4L's are even easier.....VVT Phasers, Timing Chains, Tensioners, Oil Pumps, Rocker Arms, Camshafts, & the occasional broken Valve Spring.
I didn't set out to be a Ford repair facility & would rather work on GM vehicles....But the money is just TOO good & I can't help myself! These two are from this week alone! 2008 F250 5.4L service body & a 2008 F250 6.4L 4x4.