Question about 2004 Dodge Ram 2500
My truck is gasoline powered. i bought it brand new. an it waisted oil sisnce i bought it. the dealership suggested using valvoline oil. do i have to use that oil or is there sumting wrong wit my truck???
Check Out your pcv
" Inspect the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve. Shake the PCV valve to verify that the pintle inside of the PCV valve is free. Replace the PVC if the pintle is not free"
and then check this Tech Service bulletin TSB 09-05-00 Spark knock and oil consumption due to intake manifold pan gasket oil leak. .
"If the intake manifold plenum pan gasket is leaking, an additional vacuum source will be created inside of the engine at the location of the pan gasket leakage.- Engine combustion blow-by gases, oil vapor, and air from the crankcase filter/breather may be drawn past the leaking pan gasket and into the intake manifold. In most cases when this condition occurs, an engine at idle will create the highest vacuum and lowest amount of engine blow-by."
All instructions for the test and fix are in the bulletin. Don't do anything to void your warranty this is for your information and knowledge.
Your oil manufacturer should not be an issue if it exceeds specs for your vehicle (most do)
The oil weight may be an issue if you are not using the recommended weight. (still unlikely)
Plugs are different definitely stay only with the manufacturer recommended for best performance
While 1 quart per 3000 may not seem outrages to some any oil leakage from a new vehicle should be unacceptable.
I cannot suggest any other recourse than these other than to make sure you have all your trips to the dealer documenting the complaint and the resolution or lack of solution. If you have tried all your resources to fix the vehicle it may be time for different direction and a different group of professionals.. So maybe yes to your question " there sumting wrong wit my truck???"
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
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