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Old 08-19-2013, 08:39 PM
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Default 2002 5.9 Magnum Smokes when backing up inclines only!

So, after recently purchasing my first Ram truck (2002 5.9 Magnum) and not doing a thorough job of checking things out (price was really great), I find an interesting issue. Only when backing up, usually backing up an incline, the truck belts out a substantial amount of WHITE smoke. Plus, there is a heavy amount of burning oil odor. This only happens in reverse. Even when I rev the engine to high rpms, or just accellerating from a stop or down the highway, there is never any visible smoke. The only other issue I can find is the bolt that holds the KN air cover onto the throttle body has broken off where it screws into the throttle body. I will extract that soon enough. The smoke while backing up bothers me, otherwise the truck runs out just fine...

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