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Old 08-06-2013, 09:26 PM
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Default Engine smokes

Hey guys,

I am new to the site and hope you can help. I have a 2001 Ram, 2500 V10, 53k miles, auto trans.

When pulling my 31 ft trailer down hill and using the engine to help brake (1st gear) my truck smokes (a lot). I will let the RPM's get to 3000 before braking sometimes. I think the valve guide seals need replacing but would like some advice before putting hours into replace the seals. Normal driving doesn't show any smoke.

Thanks for the help.
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