Engine Oil Leaks from Cylinder Head Area on Ford E-150

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 132,126 (40,000–247,000)
Engines affected: 4.2L V6, 4.6L V8, 5.4L V8
14 model years affected: 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
36 people reported this problem
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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.
I have the L6 300ci. 4.9L inline 6 and the head gasket is showing saturation. Also the oil pan had become porous and will leak about 1 quart of oil per week. It is coming thru the pan.
oil leaking between passenger side cylinder head and block.
oil leak from head gasket. Not fixed yet