Increased Oil Consumption Due to Intake Manifold Gasket Leak on Dodge Dakota

On 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 engines, the intake manifold gasket may leak and cause increased oil consumption and a spark knock during acceleration; the gasket should be replaced.

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Average mileage: 108,416 (50,000–143,000)
Engines affected: 3.9L V6, 4.7L V8, 5.2L V8
12 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
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1999 Dodge Dakota - 5.2L V8 130,000 mi,
Gasket between bottom plate of intake and plenum chamber failed. Engine ran well except for oil comsumption/quart@300 miles. Replaced gasket and problem solved. Sold truck at 203,000 mi with no further problems.
2001 Dodge Dakota - 3.9L V6 112,000 mi,
intake gasket
2001 Dodge Dakota - 4.7L V8 120,500 mi,
i have increase oil consumption and a knock during acceleration....///repair/shop told me i need a new motor///i drove turck from my job in duluth ga //back to atlanta area////