On the 3.9L V6, 5.2L V8 and 5.9L V8 the Oil leaks commonly from the valve cover gaskets, intake manifold gaskets (front and rear), timing cover gaskets, distributor O-ring, and the rear main seal area. Using fluorescent engine oil dye can be helpful in determining the source(s) of the oil leak.
Oil leaks from valve cover, intake manifold, and timing cover gaskets on Dodge Dakota
Average mileage: 166,442 (105,000–265,000)
Engines affected: 3.9L V6, 4.7L V8, 5.2L V8
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1993 Dodge Dakota- 3.9L V6265,000Visitor
1996 Dodge Dakota- 3.9L V6105,000Visitor
leaking a ton of oil
Leaking oil at right valve cover gasket. Replace gasket to stop leak. Left valve cover not leaking, but saved the extra gasket for when it does need to be replaced.
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