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 Ram Van 1500
Average mileage: 110,500 (32,000–189,000)
Engine affected: 5.2L V8
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2000 Dodge Ram Van 1500- 5.2L V832,000Visitor
LOST OIL PRESSURE ,AT 32,000 REPLACED ENGINE BY DODGE ,82,000 MILES LATER SAME PROBLEM ,REPLACED OIL PUMP, REPLACED OIL PRESSURE SWITCH , PROBLEM STILL EXIST.
1996 Dodge Ram Van 1500- 5.2L V8189,000Visitor
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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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