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Old 01-04-2013, 03:29 PM
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Default Oil burning fast in 2000 Ram 1500

Hey everyne, I'm new here and not really an expert on cars, but really could use some help. I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie SLT. it has about 168,000 miles on it. Since I purchased it last February, I have replaced the starter, water pump, battery terminals, Tires, power steering belt, and radiator. My issue is it has a small oil leak and burns oil really fast. I just took it for a 3000 mile oil check and he said it burned up the high performance oil and it was kinda tar like. Is there a reason why?Does it sound like my engine is bad? I don't know if I should put the effort into fixing it or if it can be fixed. I don't really wanna purchase a new vehicle right now. Can anyone tell me about this and how long did the engines typically last for the 2000 model? I'd love to get at least 230,000 miles out of it. Again sorry if this is a long post or if this isn't the right forum for this question, but any help would be appreciated.Thanks guys
Hey everyne, I'm new here and not really an expert on cars, but really could use some help. I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie SLT. it has about 168,000 miles on it. Since I purchased it last February, I have replaced the starter, water pump, battery terminals, Tires, power steering belt, and radiator. My issue is it has a small oil leak and burns oil really fast. I just took it for a 3000 mile oil check and he said it burned up the high performance oil and it was kinda tar like. Is there a reason why?Does it sound like my engine is bad? I don't know if I should put the effort into fixing it or if it can be fixed. I don't really wanna purchase a new vehicle right now. Can anyone tell me about this and how long did the engines typically last for the 2000 model? I'd love to get at least 230,000 miles out of it. Again sorry if this is a long post or if this isn't the right forum for this question, but any help would be appreciated.Thanks guys
Hey everyne, I'm new here and not really an expert on cars, but really could use some help. I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie SLT. it has about 168,000 miles on it. Since I purchased it last February, I have replaced the starter, water pump, battery terminals, Tires, power steering belt, and radiator. My issue is it has a small oil leak and burns oil really fast. I just took it for a 3000 mile oil check and he said it burned up the high performance oil and it was kinda tar like. Is there a reason why?Does it sound like my engine is bad? I don't know if I should put the effort into fixing it or if it can be fixed. I don't really wanna purchase a new vehicle right now. Can anyone tell me about this and how long did the engines typically last for the 2000 model? I'd love to get at least 230,000 miles out of it. Again sorry if this is a long post or if this isn't the right forum for this question, but any help would be appreciated.Thanks guys
I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 that is burning oil fast where the mechanic said it looks like tar.It is 168,000 miles and is receiving regular oil changes. It has a small oil leak. I am worried about the engine.Is this normal for Rams of this year? Also, is it time for a new motorHow long do 2000 Ram 5.2 liter Magnums typically last for?I'd like to be able to get 230,000 miles out of the engine?Is there anything I can do? Any help would be appreciated.Thanks
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