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Oil leaks from valve cover, intake manifold, and timing cover gaskets on Dodge Ram Van 1500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 122,000 (32,000–189,000)
Engines affected: 5.2L V8, V8
8 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
13 people reported this problem
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Replaced oil pan gasket and rear main seal at same time. One year later major oil leak from valve cover gasket area. Replacing next.
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.
oil leaks at the rear seal and oil/transmission coolant line leaks. oil pan gasket needs to be changed also and losing power