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Old 09-23-2009, 08:32 PM
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I have had this ram for four weeks, has 17600 miles on it. Every once in a while I get a strong hot oil smell while driving. It seems to happen when I am
at above 40 mph and it does not stay in the cab long. the first few times I passed it off as the traffic around me. But today at 5:30 in the morning
and I was getting on the on the expressway and it got strong. I opened my window to see if I smell anything outside and to air it out. I see no leaks on the motor and if it was a leak I would think it would smell more often than I'm getting it. anyone else ever had this happen? 07 5.7L
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I would check the whole truck it may be transmission or axle oil getting on the exhaust some where out of easy sight. If you lucky it's a seal and not a crack.
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since it is new hopefully you just have to tighten a bolt you might get lucky on that one
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Just for something to check look at your PCV valve and be sure it's fully seated and not leaking.
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Check your PCV valve like HemiByrd mentioned, ALSO, check your coolant, and watch your temps.

If your coolant isn't doing it's job right, the heat will transfer into your oil system, and cook your oil for ya.
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