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Old 05-22-2012, 10:49 PM
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Default Loss of oil pressure

First post and new member yet Ive been reading through here for the last month or so. I picked up a 99 Ram with a 5.9L a few months back and this is my first major problem.
I can drive all day around 50 or so and not have a problem yet if I drive it for long period of time at 60 or above and then come to a stop my oil pressure drops to 0 and then comes right back up, also I can gun it to 60 come to a halt and it does the same thing. Now when I first got it I drove it to Nashville and back (about a 3 hr trip) and upon returning I made a turn dropped to 0 and then came back. I pulled over at my friends shop to find out no oil. Now when I first got the truck I changed all the fluids out and replaced the valve cover gaskets due to them leaking. I can check the il right after this happens and there is oil almost all the way up the stick, I wipe it off and it has the normal full marked after rechecking. Now I have narrowed it down to these things after some research and would like some input on what you may think would cause this.
1- Blown PLENUM gasket
2- bad oil sensor
3- bad oil pump/ pickup/ clogged screen

Any input on if it may be something else or a higher likely hood of one of the above things would be great.

99 360, Spectre Cold Air Intake, Hughes Intake 52mm TB, Electric fan, 180 Tstar, IAC relocate.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:34 PM
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Take the air filter out and look down the throttle body. If the intake plenum plate has any witness marks or pooling of oil. You have a blown plenum gasket. I had the oil loss problem untill i changed out to a hughes gasket and plate.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:47 PM
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i am having the same problem with my 2002. ive changed out my sending unit and im still losing my pressure. did you ever find out your problem?
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