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Increased Oil Consumption Due to Intake Manifold Gasket Leak on Dodge Ram 1500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 122,335 (18,600–253,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 3.9L V6, 5.2L V8, 5.9L V8
9 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
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it well be driving fine and my oil press gauge will go to 0 and come back up when i stop and turn. plus the time i changed oil it had like 3 quarts in it. which i put in my self at a gas station driving it home from the dealer shop.
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.
Getting around 12mpg and burning ~4 qts of oil in less than 3,000 miles.
Not sure if it has a gasket problem, but my truck misses terribly when idling and makes soem pinging sounds when accelerating
increase oil consumption, and wet floor passenger side.
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.
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.
i have this problem with my 2500 i go through about 1 quart every 400 miles or so when i started to use synthetic oil it went down in consumption, before when i was using regular oil i had to be putting oil in every 200 miles would put a quart in or so. but i was wondering about how much will it cost to repair this problem?
Eating up quarts of oil at least one aday, feels like it's got a miss fire, no power, back fires, and does it smoke like hell
Drives oil pressure goes to 0 then back up when I drive burns oil but does notleak I put oil in it and then it's gone after a day of driving
excessive oil consumption, replaced plenum gasket, some technicians I find out know reccomend replacing the aluminum plate, due to warpage.
stumble under load - misfires po300, po301, Po305
I recently just change the oil pan gasket oil my Ram 1500 3.9L. Its was using so much oil, but now that its replace I'm still getting this clapping noise as I accelerate. I hope I havent blow a head gasket. Help
burns oil, lower on power,poor fuel mileage.
Quart of oil every 800 miles
I keep losing oil and cannot see where oil may be leaking from...Also, my entire dashboard is dry-rotted...
1 qt every 500 miles.. goin to the shop tomorrow :(
4 months ago I reported the issue to Dodge and they recommended using a synthetic oil with a heavier weight. This did not solve the oil consumption. I have added a quart every two weeks. Took it back under the 3000 miles for periodic service this week and they are replacing an oil gasket, but I think it's the exhaust manifold gasket.
I will ask if the intake manifold gasket was also replaced. Vehicle does ping when excelerating. Quoted $650 to replace exhaust manifold gasket. Thanks for forum.
Replaced heads because valves seats were sucking into head and missing on #6. last summer. Now recently started to use excessive oil like 80 miles or less no leaks. Was tearing down to replace rings, but noticed that intake gasket looked abnormal like gasket material coming off metal part of gasket could this be the problem?
Drinks oil like a man lost in a desert for a few years drinks water.