Engine Oil Leak from Right Head Gasket on Ford Excursion

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.

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Average mileage: 176,750 (148,000–194,000)
Engines affected: 6.8L V10, Gasoline
3 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002
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2000 Ford Excursion - 6.8L V10 185,000 mi,
leaky right side
2001 Ford Excursion - 6.8L V10 194,000 mi,
Have a slight oil leak coming from the rear of the right side (passenger) cylinder head. Just leaks enough for oil to drip on exhaust and give a oil burning odor. I'm going to run it until I have other issues due cost of repair. Too scared to tear apart a good running engine with that many miles on it. Motor replacement cost is about $3200 for a new motor.
2002 Ford Excursion 180,000 mi,
I have a V10. Oil burning smell occurs and smoke comes from passenger side tire
2001 Ford Excursion - 6.8L V10 148,000 mi,
Oil dripping from right side (passenger) head gaskets. Noticed an oil burn odor after driving the vehicle coming from the passenger front tire area. Able to see puffs of smoke come from manifold behind front tire. Repair estimate is around $2900 to replace both gaskets.