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emwest 08-14-2013 03:31 PM

help- 5.2 still has misfire on #8 after plenum fix
1997 Dodge Ram Van 3500, 5.2, only 70k miles, engine strong. On a recent trip the plenum gasket failed, it started burning oil, and fouled number 8. New plug would immediately foul. Drove it home several hundred miles on 7 cylinders, had no choice. Fixed the plenum with the Hughes kit. Engine is happier now but still has a miss on cylinder 8. New plug fouls. Does anyone know how I can "de-foul" this cylinder? Dealer sold us some stuff to spray into the engine, this did not fix it. I really don't want to pull the head. I guess I'll check compression next. Any ideas from anyone? Thanks.

Gen1dak 08-14-2013 11:34 PM

First thing I'd do would be to run a bottle of Seafoam through the fuel system, and another in the intake.

cdetterer 09-23-2013 10:35 AM

Do you just dump the SeaFoam straight into the throttle body?

Gen1dak 09-23-2013 04:51 PM

In the tank? Yes. Intake? No. Pour some, and let run. Pour some more. Let run. Do this over several minutes. If it continues, you may have a hardware problem.

Warlock III 09-23-2013 05:27 PM

Sea-Foam now comes in a user friendly spray can that can easily be sprayed directly into the throttle body. Contact your local parts supplier for availability.

And now back to you Gen One...

cdetterer 09-23-2013 07:09 PM

Ok I have heard of guys pouring the seafoam straight into the PCV valve line right into the intake.
The spray seems like a very convenient idea

Gen1dak 09-23-2013 09:41 PM

Then just go out and romp on it. Blow the cobwebs out.

namretsud 10-02-2013 08:45 PM

It may also be that the oil has caused an issue with the cat. You may also want check/replace the cap and rotor, as the excess oil may have overloaded the electrical circuit to the #8 cylinder.

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