Have quick question on my 05 Escape 3.0L. Very small leak bottom of timing chain cover. Cleaned, drove 600 miles, oil level fine.
I would just keep an eye on it a bit longer, say a couple of oil change cycles and see if its really that bad. If could have been spilled from an oil change some time in the past. JMO
I think I have the same issue on mine, but I need to work myself up want to go back in for some more. I just did the oil pan gasket and it'll need a valve cover gasket soon too, but the front crankshaft seal and timing cover gaskets are high on the list.