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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Dodge Ram 1500 Increased Oil Consumption Due to Intake Manifold Plenum Gasket Leak
Dodge Ram 1500 Problem
Engines Affected: 5.2L V8, 5.9L V8
Average Mileage: 121,191 mi (18,600 mi - 253,000 mi)
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.
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
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, 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.
increase oil consumption, and wet floor passenger side.
Visitor, 2002 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.9L V8
Quart of oil every 800 miles
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, 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, 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.9L V8, 108,000 mi
not fixed yet