Engine Oil Leak from Right Head Gasket on Ford Excursion

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: 176,750 (148,000–194,000)
Engines affected: 6.8L V10, Gasoline
3 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002
5 people reported this problem
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leaky right side
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.
I have a V10. Oil burning smell occurs and smoke comes from passenger side tire
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.