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

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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000

Engine Affected: 5.2L V8


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.

  • Visitor, , 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.

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