Engine Oil Leak from Right Head Gasket on Ford F-250 Super Duty

Problem Description and Possible Solution

An oil leak may develop from the the right side head gasket.  Oil from this type of leak will commonly drip onto the starter. Our technician tell us an updated head gasket is available to correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 123,268 (17,000–233,000)
Engines affected: 5.4L V8, 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo, 6.8L V10, 7.3L V8 Diesel Turbo, Gasoline, V10
6 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2006
24 people reported this problem
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Small drip on pass side in the back and lands on possibly the exhaust from the smell of burning oil but not often enough to have repair because of the cost.
oil leaking from passenger side cylender head dripping onto starter and exhaust pipes
Oil is leaking on to exhaust from somewhere mid or upper mid engine can't necessarily see where the oil is coming from but is dripping down on to exhaust
Oil seeping through the head gasket on to the starter and then exhaust.Just discovered not fixed yet.
oil is leaking on starter have not fixed it yet just found it.
Oil leaking out of back of right head gasket on the starter Thes engins are junk
Oil Leaking on starter and exhaust, any recalls?
found oil under the fly wheel cover looks like its from the top of the right hand side cant see up there just where is at but I do have to add oil at times it gets all over the tail pipe and blows to the rear of the truck vary messy
oil leaks onto starter and exhaust from passenger side head gasket
Oil leak from passenger side head. Leak is at rear of head and leaks onto the exhaust. Second 5.4 liter I have owned, both have had many issues. Will never own a 5.4 ever again.
I've had the same problem too. Ford wanted $2000 to fix it. Ford should assist owner with this problem, not profit from such a large scale problem
Had a very small leak when new within the first 5000 miles. Took to dealer and Tec. told me it was leaking from drain at oil pan he tightned drain. Dealership charged me for checking since loose drain plug was not warranty covered. leaked still. At 42000 mile leak has starter covered with oil. I have not solved problem as yet.
I bought the truck with 14,000 miles on it and have had this oil leak ever since