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Dodge Durango Increased Oil Consumption Due to Intake Manifold Plenum Gasket Leak

Dodge Durango Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2002

Engines Affected: 5.2L V8, 5.9L V8

Average Mileage: 104,666 mi (90,000 mi - 126,000 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.

  • drose977, , 5.2L V8, 126,000 mi

    Plenum intake gasket leaking. Was consuming a quart of oil every 500 miles. I added a liquid gasket sealer to the oil and now am only using a quart every 2000 miles. But it's only a matter of time before it will require a replacement gasket costing approximately $1200, mostly labor. Research shows this is a common problem due to an aluminum plenum contracting and expanding at a different rate than the engine block due to dissimilar metals. Bad design.

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  • Visitor, , 5.9L V8, 98,000 mi

    Increased oil consumption and haven't tried to fix

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  • trrini, , 5.9L V8, 90,000 mi

    2 1/2 quarts of oil had to added within 2 weeks. Truck developed misfire on cylinde #8. Took it to firestone and sparkplug was fouled by oil leaking into cylinder. Check engine light came on. I'm guessing this is the intake manifold gasket

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