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Old 12-22-2011, 01:16 PM
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checked my oil after letting my truck sit for 5-6 hours and nothing was on a dipstick. drove it to get oil from autozone about 1/2 mile from my house and checked it and my oil was about half way up my dipstick and has a smell of gas i guess you could say. i have no idea what my problem is or why it is like this. plenum gasket need changed and could anything else need changed?
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it mite have a cracked heads thos years have a bad casting, all most all of them crack but only some crack throw all the way
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i have a question for you. my truck has been hit and miss on power for about a year now so ive replaced all the throttle body sensors, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, air filter, oil, oil filter, transmission filter, transmission fluid, both 02 sensors and ive never had a check engine light. the guy before me replaced the ecu and said he was never able to figure the problem out. i only spent $1,800 on the truck and was hoping it would be a easy fix. im not 100% sure the plenum gasket needs replaced and im not sure a real way to figure out if its bad or not
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If you can understand what this is explaning, it may help you

When diagnosing any oil consumption or ping concerns for the 3.9/5.2/5.9L Magnum engines, we've found that one of the most common causes involves the plate on the bottom of the intake manifold. If the plate looses it's seal, oil can be sucked into the engine from the lifter valley area, causing a higher than acceptable oil consumption rate. The acceptable oil consumption standard is one quart of oil per 1000 miles.

Testing the Intake Plenum and gasket for leaks:

1. Allow the engine to reach operating temperature, then shut it down.

2. Disconnect the breather hose from the air cleaner and attach a vacuum/pressure gauge to the end of the hose.

3. Remove the PCV hose from the manifold vacuum port and PCV valve and cap both the port and valve.

4. Restart the engine and allow it to run for several minutes to stabilize the crankcase pressure.

5. Watch the vacuum/pressure gauge - Slight pressure is OK, vacuum indicates that the intake plenum is leaking and allowing the engine to draw a vacuum in the crankcase


If the plenum gasket is bad, replace it with

Hughes Repair Kit
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thank you much for that. im going to give it a try. if the plenum gasket is bad could it make the oil runny and have the smell or gas or kerosene
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Replaced all the gaskets to and from the lower intake. Truck sounds better and seems better but still no power under full load.
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