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Ford Excursion Oil May Leak Onto Starter From Passenger-Side Head Gasket

Ford Excursion Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002

Engines Affected: 6.8L V10, Gasoline

Average Mileage: 164,000 mi (148,000 mi - 180,000 mi)


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.

  • , , 180,000 mi

    I have a V10. Oil burning smell occurs and smoke comes from passenger side tire

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  • , , 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.

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