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Old 09-28-2009, 10:30 PM
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1999 1500 5.9. less than 1000 miles till oil change and dipstick is bone dry. This is the first big v8 I've owned, do they burn that much oil? no leaks anywhere. and only 82,000 miles. Any thoughts?
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it sounds like the plenum chamber may be the culprit, I understand its a common thing with these engines, I am sure some one will come along shortly who has repaired theirs...
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You need to pull the intake manifold and do a complete reseal on it including the culprit , the plate on the bottom side of the manifold . I was suppose to take pics of a spare intake from a 5.9 that I have here . But have had some pretty serious medical issues for the past week and will try to get to it tomorrow . Keep the oil full until you can get it repaired .
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make sure all your seals are secure, and be careful with the oil level until you get it fixed, or you may be looking at a new engine...
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