Increased Oil Consumption Due to Intake Manifold Gasket Leak on Dodge Ram Van 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: 186,896 (130,000–300,000)
Engines affected: 3.9L V6, 5.2L V8, 5.9L V8, V8
9 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
15 people reported this problem
4 people shared problem details
2001 Dodge Ram Van 1500- 3.9L V6178,208
The van want start
2001 Dodge Ram Van 1500- 5.2L V8135,800
always a quart low after 3000 miles
oil comsumption, poor mileage, erratic shifting,intermitent hissing noise on top of engine..
excessive oil consumption, spark knock, no heat, Fan switch only works on high
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