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Increased Oil Consumption Due to Intake Manifold Gasket Leak on Dodge Ram Van 2500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 120,000 (80,000–160,000)
Engine affected: 5.2L V8
9 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
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Some oil consumption and greatly increased coolant loss due to intake manifold gasket break.