Engine oil may leak externally from the cylinder head gasket. The gaskets were contaminated with metal debris from the factory – between the block and gasket and/or the head and gasket. To correct, the head gasket must be replaced and the mating surfaces on the cylinder head and block need to be inspected for chips or damage. In some cases the cylinder head will not be repairable and will need replacement.
Car Problem Reports
Ford E-250 Engine Oil Leaks from Cylinder Head Area
Ford E-250 Problem
Engines Affected: 4.6L V8, 5.4L V8
Visitor, 1999 Ford E-250, 5.4L V8, 194,000 mi
stil leaking, haven't repaired yet, it hasn't used excessive amounts of oil