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

Dodge Ram 1500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Engines Affected: 5.2L V8, 5.9L V8

Average Mileage: 128,368 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, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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

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  • Ramon Gonzalez, , 5.9L V8, 141,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 5.2L V8, 133,000 mi

    Getting around 12mpg and burning ~4 qts of oil in less than 3,000 miles.

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  • Visitor, , 5.9L V8

    Quart of oil every 800 miles

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 5.9L V8, 116,000 mi

    1 qt every 500 miles.. goin to the shop tomorrow :(

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  • Visitor, , 5.9L V8, 125,000 mi

    Intake manifold gasket leak, increased oil consumption too!!

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  • Visitor, , 5.2L V8

    Plenum plate warped, burning 1 qrt every 200 miles, knocks at Idle, also test your Oil dip tube if you are getting suction down that tube time to replace the gasket and plate ... good luck

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