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: 130,000 (130,000–130,000)
Engine affected: 5.2L V8
2 model years affected: 1999, 2000
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1999 Dodge Dakota- 5.2L V8130,000
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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