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Oil Leak?

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#1 OFFLINE   sdonaghey

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:04 AM

Has anyone experienced an oil leak coming from the bottom of the engine where the oil pan meets it?  I had my car in for service last month for it and they replaced some oil pan seals supposedly.  Now today, as my wife is leaving for work, we notice 2 fresh oil stains on our driveway, so it seems the oil leak is now back.

 







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#2 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 09:43 AM

Yes it's a known problem on the 2.7L in the Edge/MKX and F150.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:14 AM

Also, there were many reports of leaking oil pressure sensors on early 2.7 engines (e.g. 2016) addressed in a TSB. I mention it only because some engines were leaking from both the pan & sensor locations and required two dealer visits to correct.


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#4 OFFLINE   sdonaghey

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 03:55 PM

I have an appointment for next Tuesday to get it checked out again.  I am now going to have to bring it into the garage every night, so that my driveway doesn't get stained with oil.  With the snowy weather now, I hate doing that, as my garage gets so dirty.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 03:56 PM

I also cannot find a TSB about an oil leak.  Any idea what the number is?



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:12 PM

The TSB that I recall was related to 2.7 engines installed in 2015 F-150s, but I've lost the 15-xxxx number. The early 2.7 installations were reportedly having issues with leaking oil pressure sensors (factory over tightening) and oil pans that were later modified. It appears that those problems have been largely corrected in recent times.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:18 PM

I just had my car in and it had a tiny oil leak. They initially thought it was the PTO pump bit later found it was the oil pan which they had to remove and install a new gasket.

#8 OFFLINE   sdonaghey

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:26 PM

If I can get my car thawed out from this deep freeze we are having in south western ontario, I eill get the MKX up on ramps and get under it and find out what is leaking.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:17 PM

I just had mine in 2 weeks ago for the oil pan leak.  They replaced the gasket and also put in a NEW oil pan.  So far, all okay, but it's only a few weeks.   If anything developes, I'll post immediastely.



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:38 PM

Bummer... I hadn't heard of that problem with the 2.7L.

 

I have 22K miles on the 3.7L in my 2016 MKX.  No oil leaks thus far.

 

Hope you get this resolved.


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#11 OFFLINE   sdonaghey

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Posted Today, 11:07 AM

I dropped the car part off today for the recurring oil leak.  Last time I brought it, the oil leak seemed to be coming from the drain plug.  They cleaned up the oil and added a additive to the oil that would show if there is an actual leak, where it is coming from.  Sounds like an UV reactive additive.  That drain plug design is pretty stupid and I can see it failing easily if someone isn't familiar with it.



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Posted Today, 01:52 PM

I suspect the current iteration of the plastic drain plug (with no 1/4" socket wrench fitment) is a design mod to discourage over tightening. However, I can still imagine some will use Vice Grip/locking pliers to remove/install the plastic plugs. As a DIY oil changer, neither plastic nor metal drain plugs will ever be abused, but I do keep a spare plastic plug in the glove box of the MKX. Cheap insurance at ~ $2.00. Over a lifetime, I've spent many multiples of that replacing metal plugs cross-threaded or mangled by service 'techs' (?).


Edited by Cosmos36, Today, 01:54 PM.


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Posted Today, 03:47 PM

Got the car back from service.  They said they have to replace the oil pan again.  I told my service rep that it already had that work done.  She totally forgot that it was just done a couple months ago.  So now it has to back in next week after the get the parts in.








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