CMF Veteran Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Northwest Louisiana
Re: 2004 Maxx 3.5L/V6 Oil leak above oil filter
If it helps any - that's a VERY common failure in Ford modular V8s, so I've read about several swapping on their TBirds/Mark VIIIs/Cougars on another forum I frequent due to owning Ruby Jean (a 1991 Cougar, albeit without the oil filter adapter gasket problem ... )
Glad to help.
335K miles on original motor and tranny (only motor work 2 x LIM replacement), Monroe SensaTrac struts front and back (new at approx. 300K miles), and Alero discs in back. LS fogs added with custom wiring. HID high beams, HIR low and halogen fogs. Raybestos Pro Grade front rotors and Bendix D747 ceramic pads on front.
Addendum: Rest in peace. Surge tank blew, motor overheated, I think she's lived a long and useful life.