Question about 1996 Dodge Dakota
Could it be the exhaust manifold gasket? It goes throught about one-half gallon of water every two days and steams badly when started for the first time in the morning and again when it has sat long enough for the truck to completely cool down in the winter. In the summer, it goes through about one-half gallon in a week. It does not loose much water after the truck warms up. Any thoughts are welcome. Thanks
I can not believe you even use the truck or have for
6 months or more,makes no sense
Ever consider a leaking water pump or a bad head gasket?
Posted on Jan 06, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: OIL COMING OUT EXHAUST MANIFOLD
If oil is coming out of your exhaust manifold you probably have bad piston rings. you can buy a compression tester at auto parts to verify the problem.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
The heater core might need back flushed, I just did mine this winter. Go to dakota-durango.com and introduce your self and your rare as ever truck, a v6 durango, and have fun.
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
SOURCE: Hello, I have a 2003
Sounds as if you are having a failing radiator thermostat. The thermostat is a spring loaded device with a built in temperature sensor (Bi-Metalic) when the temperature exceeds the design of the thermostat. it slowly opens allowing water in the engine block to flow through the radiator for cooling. If the thermostat sticks open the temperature of the water falls to less than optimal (cold) and that water supplies the heat to the heater core. I think if you replace your Thermostat and radiator cap, your problem will go away. The Cap pressurizes the system, preventing the boiling away of you coolant.
Posted on Jan 10, 2011
One of the gaskets has blown at a point where the a water jacket is blowning into the cylinders but not mixing with an oil jacket on the heads. Try to use some Bars Leak and see if you can get it to seal and if not, their are also aluminum shavings mixed with sealer for some of the worse problems. If it seals you will then know that it will need a gasket replacement at some point
Posted on Sep 26, 2012
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