Dodge Ram 1500
Report: Increased Oil Consumption Due to Intake Manifold Plenum Gasket Leak
Dodge Ram 1500 Problem
Engines Affected: 5.2L V8, 5.9L V8
Average Mileage: 126,125 mi (57,000 mi - 253,000 mi)
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, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.9L V8, 85,000 mi
Excessive engine oil consumption, 1 quart every 50 miles. No visible smoke or leak. Local dodge service manager referenced a technical service bulletin. Replaced plenum gasket and required parts in service bulletin. Problem fixed.
driving at normal highway speeds average of 200 miles consumes up to more than 1/2 quart of oil but truck feels very strong and does not feel any lost power at all except when aceleration a small clicking noise and the result of lost oil in the trip.
Visitor, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.9L V8, 130,000 mi
Not sure if it has a gasket problem, but my truck misses terribly when idling and makes soem pinging sounds when accelerating
Visitor, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.9L V8, 135,000 mi
Now that I know the problem I will get right on it.Used 2 quarts of oil on a 200 mile trip. Had pinging at high speed and the check engine light flashed a few times. I also recently changed plugs and noticed alot of white build-up on the plugs closest to the carb. Thought it was coolant leaking. Glad to have this forum. Love my RAM Sport.
Visitor, 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.2L V8, 133,000 mi
Getting around 12mpg and burning ~4 qts of oil in less than 3,000 miles.
Visitor, 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.2L V8, 150,000 mi
excessive oil consumption, replaced plenum gasket, some technicians I find out know reccomend replacing the aluminum plate, due to warpage.
Visitor, 1996 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.9L V8, 116,000 mi
1 qt every 500 miles.. goin to the shop tomorrow :(
Visitor, 1994 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.2L V8, 253,000 mi
I have a 5.2 v-8 it was using 1 quart of oil every 50 miles and i replaced the intake gasket and it stopped
Visitor, 2001 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.9L V8, 57,000 mi
spark plug pinging, oil consumption, loss of power, mpg decreased
plenum gasket replacement fixed all the problems.
Visitor, 1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.9L V8, 75,000 mi
Engine used several quarts of oil in a short period of time. No smoke out the tailpipe or leaks. Discovered oil was going into cylinder and burning but the catalytic converter kept things clean until it failed by clogging. Poured an oil treatment into crankcase and got instant fix for the last 20K miles. Plan to open the motor and expect a bad intake gasket to be found. May rebuild motor completely.