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-150 Engine Oil Leaks from Cylinder Head Area
Ford E-150 Problem
Engines Affected: 4.6L V8, 5.4L V8
Average Mileage: 115,626 mi (40,000 mi - 200,000 mi)
Visitor, 2006 Ford E-150, 4.6L V8, 88,000 mi
oil leak from head gasket. Not fixed yet
Visitor, 2000 Ford E-150, 5.4L V8, 134,134 mi
Has not been fixed, but I am noticing small amounts of oil begin to leak from between the head and the block on the passenger side of my E250. It is on the side of the engine, towards to rear.