Front cover, front main and oil pan leaks

Tiny
WENDY POTTER
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  • 2015 FORD F-150
  • 2.7L
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 78,000 MILES
My 2.7 Eco Boost was diagnosed with these problems at 80,000 miles. Is this normal wear and tear at 80,000? I read the design was originally metal to metal in oil pan. The repair was to install new pan, gasket, and sealant. I read that the original design did not have a gasket so why would a gasket be used in repair? I feel like I am being scammed to an oil pan replacement that was a design flaw. The oil pan leak was approximately 80% of the leak. The additional 20% of the leak is coming from a front cover and front main. I do not know what these are, or how they affect my vehicle. I was advised not repairing causes engine failure. Are they related to the oil pan leak? I could not afford to fix them at the time of the oil pan replacement. I had to choose between the oil pan at 80% and the front and main for the addition 20%. What could potentially happen if I cannot afford to get them serviced them immediately? Is this considered a critical repair?
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Thursday, September 6th, 2018 AT 4:10 AM

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Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello, I am Danny.

Unfortunately the Ecoboost Engines due have a tendency to leak in those areas. They also tend to have a Timing Chain Guide problems after about 150,000 miles. As far as oil leaks they can be messy and you will need to constantly monitor the oil level. The front cover, main seal, and oil pan where the leak is all seal together at the front. I would suggest doing it as soon as you can. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Thursday, September 6th, 2018 AT 5:39 AM
Tiny
WENDY POTTER
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Thanks, really happy you offer this service for the not so mechanically inclined. Very helpful.
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Thursday, September 6th, 2018 AT 7:45 AM
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DANNY L
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You are welcome!
Let us know how things turn out. Thanks again for using 2CarPros.
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Thursday, September 6th, 2018 AT 5:01 PM
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KEN
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Hello,

I found the oil pan repair diagrams needed to help you see how to do the job. You must start by draining the oil and disconnecting the battery. Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Friday, September 7th, 2018 AT 10:52 AM
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WENDY POTTER
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Definitely great diagrams! Thank you!
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Friday, September 7th, 2018 AT 5:05 PM

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