By codywatts43 on Friday, July 31, 2009 - 12:48 am: Edit Post
hey i just replaced a blown timing seal on my 1998 dodge ram 1500 and that fixe my problem 4 awhile but now im staRTING to lose oil again, about 4 quaRTS oil every 3000 miles, any suggestions on what miught be the problem?
By saber on Friday, July 31, 2009 - 08:12 am: Edit Post
intake pan gasket
By zrt4me on Friday, July 31, 2009 - 09:41 am: Edit Post
I have the same truck with the same problem. I replaced the intake gaskets when the plennum (sp?) pan gaskets went out.
By codywatts43 on Friday, July 31, 2009 - 01:28 pm: Edit Post
zrt4me that is exactly what im experiencing i just cant figure out where its going
By vw56german on Friday, July 31, 2009 - 03:49 pm: Edit Post
See TSB's 09-05-00, and 18-48-98 It applies to the 3.9L 5.2L and 5.9L motors. You might be able to find these online or at the local library if they have access to AllData's website. The bulletins seem to address a problem similar to yours.
By zrt4me on Friday, July 31, 2009 - 04:03 pm: Edit Post
I'll have to check that out. Mine is the 5.9.
By dmsrx on Friday, July 31, 2009 - 10:31 pm: Edit Post
Does it look like it is leaking at all? When you replace a timing cover seal on a small block chrsler engine you need to put the harmonic balancer on before you tighten the cover bolts. There are no dowels to align the cover so if you just put the cover on and tighten it, then put the balancer on the balancer hub won't be centered on the seal and could cause a leak while it is running.
By vx700xtc on Sunday, August 02, 2009 - 03:09 am: Edit Post
plenum gasket-- final answer
By zrt4me on Sunday, August 02, 2009 - 11:54 pm: Edit Post
"plenum gasket-- final answer"
By vx700xtc on Monday, August 03, 2009 - 06:13 am: Edit Post
Look down in the throttle bodies, and see if the bottom of the intake looks really oily.
By michaeladams on Friday, August 14, 2009 - 03:09 pm: Edit Post
it goes the same place all our socks go.socks mate in the washer and become hangers.not a joke,do the math.look in your closet
By zrt4me on Monday, August 17, 2009 - 05:05 pm: Edit Post
I looked in my closet, couldn't find the oil in there either.
By skeeter2010 on Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 10:02 pm: Edit Post
I have a GM with 235,000 miles on it that would use 1 quart of oil between Milwaukee and Wausau about 190 miles. I started with putting in Valve guide seals, which took care of some of the problem. The major problem was found after I took it in. It was an intake gasket they found it by blocking off all of the vacuum lines and PCV valve. Than they put a vacuum gauge on the dipstick if it draws excessive vacuum through the dipstick you know that you have a bad intake gasket. The other symptom was a spark plug that looked like it had a growth on the electrode which showed that it was burning oil.
By codywatts43 on Friday, August 21, 2009 - 01:59 pm: Edit Post
i will look into that thanks
By skeeter2010 on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 09:09 pm: Edit Post
I found this on a dodge form and thought of your problem. I am having problems with my V10 and I think it is a head problem. It does not hold radiator pressure any more and is burning 1 gallon of coolant in 1000 Miles
By ezra on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 11:01 pm: Edit Post
I have a pos 05 z71 with 75k on it it is burning 2qt every 3k.when it was still under warr 3 mo ago tryed to get dealer to fix thay tryed to tell me gm spec is 1 qt every 1000 mi.what the F with spec's like that is it any supprise thay went tits up and are now owned buy the union and the fed.mr good wrench my ars
By stevis on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 01:09 pm: Edit Post
If it is not leaking oil it is burning it. If you are having the knocking problem this is an indication that you are burning oil. Carbon from the burning oil builds up on the top of the pistons causing hot spots. These hot spot cause preignition of the fuel air mixture which is the knocking sound you hear. There are several ways oil can get into the combustion chambers. Oil rings, valve seals, intake gaskets or the PCV valve are a few ways.