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Always low on oil

Check the oil at least once a week and it's ALWAYS low. It's not burning it or leaking...?

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    bill May 11, 2010

    Id take a look at my oil fill cap. See if there is a coffee colored foam on it. Then check the dip stick and coolant over flow reservoir. If its not burning or leaking, chances are its going somewheres else. The coolant system is a likely suspect. Good luck.


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If it's 5.2 or 5.9 engine,the intake manifold plenum pan gasket may be drawing oil from lifter valley of engine..remove air cleaner and check down inside manifold with throttle plates wide open and look for oil pooling inside intake..if there is oil in there,you to remove intake manifold and replace gasket and bolts holding rectangular pan to bottom of will need intake gaskets as well..suggest going to dealer for parts..fairly inexpensive as well..i hope this helps

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