This is a new way of cataloging SSM's on our Forum that is controlled by the Moderators, new data will be added as it becomes available..
Please post any new or omitted SSM numbers you might have in the Discussion area, they will be updated here, thanks.
The format for this project is the SSM number, Title and the complete content. These are usually shorter than TSB's so the content can be displayed.
SSM # 20506 2007-2009 VEHICLES WITH 3.5L - ENGINE OIL LEAK DIAGNOSIS
3.5L ENGINE OIL LEAK, FOLLOW WSM PROCEDURE FOR DIAGNOSIS OF ENGINE OILS LEAKS(303-00) PRIOR TO CONTINUING WITH THIS SSM. IF THE LEAK IS NOT ELIMINATED, ANDOIL IS PRESENT IN THE FRONT ENGINE MOUNT BRACKET BOLTS, OIL PAN BOLTS, OR OTHERBLOCK BOLT BOSSES IT MAY BE DUE BLOCK POROSITY INSIDE THE BOLT HOLE AND MAY BEPRESENT ON THE ENGINE BLOCK IN AREAS WITH OR WITHOUT A BOLT INSTALLED. CLEAN ANDRESEAL BOLT OR INSTALL A BOLT IF NEEDED WITH MOTORCRAFT THREADLOCK AND SEALER,TA-25. VERIFY REPAIR. TIP: A Q-TIP CAN BE USED TO CONFIRM PRESENCE OF OIL ANDDYE IN A BOLT HOLE. IF OIL LEAK IS AT THE REAR LOWER PART OF THE ENGINE ANDAPPEARS AS A REAR MAIN LEAK, IT MAY BE DUE TO POROSITY IN THE ENGINE BLOCKVALLEY. VERIFY THE REAR SEAL IS NOT LEAKING PRIOR TO CHECKING THE VALLEY UNDERTHE INTAKE MANIFOLD FOR LEAKS. REPAIR ANY VALLEY LEAK AS NEEDED.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 27-OCTOBER-2008