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Was getting the smell of oil on a hot engine and did some checking. Found a small puddle of oil behind the left cyl head between a couple of ribs on the bell housing and had it in to the dealer for a check. I was told there is a bulletin out for this problem(not told any specifics) and they have to pull the head to do the repair.

Anyone else ever heard about this?

It's still under warranty but I'm pretty aggravated that the engine needs to come apart after only 18,000 miles, make me wonder what the future will bring.
 

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The V6 is one of the more solid engine designs. I don't think I have that bulletin yet, but hopefully it was just a hiccup in the production run.

The V6 in some form has been used in family cars, SUVs, and even supercars (originally a Porsche design, modified by Ford and Cosworth into the original Duratec, bored out for the 3.0; also used by Noble in several of their supercars). It's a proven engine that has no major flaws that I know of.
 

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Got the Escape back on Friday and all is well again.

The repair order listed SSM 20590 as the concern the service guy mentioned to me which required engine and trans removal so they could remove the head. I can't seem to find anything specific about it on the internet so that's all the info I have. The order says the head gasket was leaking and it was replaced, engine installed ect.

The only stressful parts were driving a dodge caliber as a loaner for the week, and having a guy from work tell me he saw the escape up on a lift with the engine removed when he stopped in there for something.
 

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I tried searching for history on this and couldn't come up with too much info. From the sound of it, your issue was probably those "one out of million" manufacturing issues.
 
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