So I was at the Ford dealer today to pick up a couple of crush rings for a 7.3 Powerstroke I'm working on and I came across this:
What ever kind of service would necessitate the removal of the cab? I'm not wanting to start the Ford/Dodge/Chevy war, but really? As far as I could tell the engine wasn't being replaced. The tech was working on something on the passenger's side. Looked like he had the valve cover off. And the fuel filter lid was off.
I can just hear the conversation at the service desk. "Yes sir, that's correct. We have to remove the cab to replace the fuel filter. What's that? Well yes, I know we can see it on the top of the engine with the hood open, but we're not insured to actually lean over your radiator. We find that it's much less dangerous to actually stand underneath the cab the suspended over our heads."
I just did a set of injectors and injector cups on 2001 Ferd PS, and, though it did take some grunting, removing the cab never even came into my head. Then again, I wasn't charging by the hour. Maybe Ferd is the most popular truck in the US, and maybe the F-150 is/was the highest selling auto in the past few years in the US, but, I'm betting you, in Colorado at least, the Ferd service costs more than the other 2 big 3 auto makers...maybe combined.
Then again, it was probably covered under warranty.
I'm just sayin'.