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

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: 124,787 (18,600–253,000)
Engines affected: 3.9L V6, 5.2L V8, 5.9L V8
9 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
60 people reported this problem
35 people shared problem details
1997 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V885,000
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.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8130,000
Not sure if it has a gasket problem, but my truck misses terribly when idling and makes soem pinging sounds when accelerating
1997 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.2L V8133,000
Getting around 12mpg and burning ~4 qts of oil in less than 3,000 miles.
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.
increase oil consumption, and wet floor passenger side.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8147,654
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.
2000 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8135,000
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.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.2L V8150,000
excessive oil consumption, replaced plenum gasket, some technicians I find out know reccomend replacing the aluminum plate, due to warpage.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8
Quart of oil every 800 miles
2001 Dodge Ram 1500- 3.9L V6
stumble under load - misfires po300, po301, Po305
2001 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.2L V8100,000
burns oil, lower on power,poor fuel mileage.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V866,323
I keep losing oil and cannot see where oil may be leaking from...Also, my entire dashboard is dry-rotted...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500- 3.9L V6157,000
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
1996 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8116,000
1 qt every 500 miles.. goin to the shop tomorrow :(
2001 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8204,000
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
2001 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8143,248
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?
1997 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8150,000
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
2000 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8135,000
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 $650 to replace exhaust manifold gasket. Thanks for forum.
1997 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.9L V8119,000
Well, add me to the list. '97 Dodge Ram, noticed oil loss, with no signs of it going anywhere. Finally called the dealership for an appointment and this sounds exactly like the issue. Over the phone I was describing my issue, and the service manager noted possible Manifold gasket leak. The truck runs great, but is going through QUARTS of oil in no time. Fingers crossed this fixes it :)
1998 Dodge Ram 1500- 5.2L V8
Same details...for this intake leaking, as typical reported engine problem. Dealer said normal oil usage, for this model. Installed after market repair kit, by Hughes Engine co. Their kit repaired, problem. Did not want to reinstall oem parts, because the problem, would reoccur , AGAIN. Had to pay for replacement parts, cuz not installing oem parts. Too bad, as for other reported dodge ram 1500's TSB, for other repair issues, such as rear leaf springs, out of alignment. 2. Bouncing suspension, into next lane. 3. Computer brain ? ECU, did not work, 1 day; repaired with extended warranty. 4. Rearend, burned out ? Covered by extended warranty. Dealer mechanic, explained...their manufacturer torque specs, were incorrect and the reason, for the rearend failure, at # 40,000 miles. 5. A/C vacuum, goes off, when engine is accelerating, but returns to normal, after engine vacuum, is normal. Paint is defective and clear cover was pealing and paint color is out of repair. Current vehicle mileage, is # 98,500. 5.2l engine is original, without major repairs. Automatic transmission is original, without major repairs. A/C is original , without any repairs. Gas mileage is 16 mpg, combined, since brand new to now. Interested in 2014 dodge ram diesel, but reading all the current dodge ram truck owners complaints and no dealer support including..NEW Sticker prices, at # 50,000$ bottom average... Is just pick another manufacturer, of family truck, indeed. Thank you, for all the owner's imput and comments, including their negative opinions. Where is Fiat ?
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