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Old 01-04-2013, 03:29 PM
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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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Old 01-04-2013, 04:46 PM
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You probably need to replace the intake plenum pan gasket. This is a common issue and high oil consumption is the most common symptom.
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is that an expensive repair?
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If you plan to take it to a shop, plan for about 5 hours at their labor rate plus parts. I can't be more accurate without knowing what the average labor rate is for your area.
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well how much is the part?and why does the oil burn so fast?
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You will need an intake gasket set and I also recommend a new set of intake bolts. I can't price the parts, you'll need to do that. The oil burns because the plenum pan gasket blows out and allows oil from the lifter valley to get sucked into the intake and consequently, into the cylinders where it's burned.
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ok.also typically how long can a 2000 ram 1500 engine last for?i know every one is different based on how you take care of it, but what is the average for dodge ram engines before needing to be replaced?
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I've seen them with 200k on the clock.
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As earlier posted, most likely the plenum gasket. You can get a good kit from Hughes Engines. (hughesengines.com) Part # HUG 7720R, $120. Do it yourself will be cheap, other wise several hours of work to get a mechanic to do it.
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You can DIY the plenum gasket yourself if you are at all mechanically inclined. you can get out cheap by just replacing the gasket but the hughes kit will fix it right and no more problems most likely. BTW I have 220k on my 98 5.2
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