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Old 09-10-2010, 06:55 PM
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i have a 98 2500. when i bought it a few months ago it barely smoked but now almost everytime i start it it smokes bad. but not at all for the first start up of the day. does anyone have an idea of wat it is. going thru alot of oil probably 2 quarts every couple weeks. also seems like my fuel is going faster then it should. and at idle the rpms bounce slightly by around 50 to 75 rpms. please if anyone can help me id really appreciate it.
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Rings seems to be the culprit in this case. If it were smoking at start up first thing in the morning, I would have said valve guides.
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Start by checking the intake plenum pan gasket. This is a very common problem on the 5.2/5.9 engines. Some of the symptoms of a blown plenum pan gasket are rough running, fouled plugs, excessive oil consumption, and misfires.
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