When you’re cruising along down on the highway on the way to West Valley City, Utah, with the sun on your back and the wind in your hair, the last thing you want to hear is a strange sound coming from your engine. For the Ford engine listeners of Valencia, Spain, however, listening to the various melodies of a car’s engine is the basis of the profession.
Like the ear of a classically trained musician, Ford engine whisperers can pick out the smallest discrepancies in the sound of a Ford engine — from the chug of the F150 to the shrill whine of a Ford Focus RS. While there are a number of factors that can affect engine performance, issues can be difficult to diagnose. For the Ford engine whisperers, however, all it takes is a stethoscope to identify the source of the problem.
If the average mechanic is the equivalent of your local Utah-area family doctor, the Ford engine whisperers are the high-powered brain surgeons of the automobile industry, and they don’t just work on the Focus RS — these engine whisperers also work on other European Ford models, such as the Ford Focus ST, Mondeo and S-Max. Whether it’s a light rattling sound or a high-pitched whistle, Ford’s highly specialized engine whisperers can determine the cause — a misplaced gear tooth or a blocked pipe, for instance.
From every bolt, curve and wire, the Ford EcoBoost engine is a complicated beast — only the most qualified can dare to tame it. With an average of 2,000 engines inspected per day, however, Ford’s engine whisperers have got it down to an art. Once every little sound and vibration has been inspected thoroughly, your Ford vehicle is ready to take on the road — whether it’s cruising through the narrow streets of Spain or the wide-open highways of Utah.