Some Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a 2.7L or 3.0L EcoBoost engine may exhibit an oil leak from the engine oil pan RTV seal.
After removing the oil pan, it is suggested to allow the crankcase to drain overnight to minimize the chance of residual oil contaminating the crankcase sealing rail.
Remove all traces of old RTV and clean the sealing surfaces with Motorcraft Metal Brake Parts Cleaner, then wipe with Motorcraft Metal Surface Prep Wipes and allow to air dry. If possible, allow the new RTV sealant to cure for 4 hours before refilling the engine with oil.
This applies to 2017-2018 Lincoln Continental, MKX and MKZ vehicles and 2015-2018 Ford Edge, F-150 and Fusion vehicles.