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Using oil 2002 Dodge 5.9 I'm told that it may be due to the intake gasket sucking in and pulling oil into the carb. also causing fuel to run lean and damaging cataletic comverter. Any truth to this.

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  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    I have already replaced the intake gasket (1996 ram 1500 5.9)once at 60,000K or so & now at 109,000 it needs replaced again. I did have to repace the cat. converter (under a recall ) but did not relate that to the intake gasket.It does consume about 2 1/2 quarts of oil every 3,000 miles. I don't know if ther is a better gasket out ther & if so where to get it or how to find about it !

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Any smoking from tailpipe on start ups or letting off, sitting idling? Has a compression test, (wet & dry) ever been done? Has anyone knowledgable taken a close look at spark plugs for signs?

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If smoking rings bad .if not look for external leak .oil pan gasket .rear main seal. front timing cover seal.look make sure oil return holes not stop up.look or replace valve seal and guide.

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