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Old 06-07-2010, 12:33 PM
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Hey gents,

need some input. Got a 1994 ram 5.2 magnum w/122k miles.
The engine is using oil and a coworker told me there was/is a design issue with
some of the engines where the intake manifold allows oil into
one of the cylinders.

Currently my passenger rear spark plug is black with oil.
Anyone know anything about this? What replacement
manifold can i get?
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You just need to pull and replace the intake gaskets. The plenum pan (aka belly pan) gasket has blown out and is causing oil to be sucked into the intake. Replacement gaskets are made of metal instead of paper/fiber and aren't prone to this problem.
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Thanks for the info. I'll getinto that and a few other items that
need some attention.
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Ok, took a week due to family issues but the new gaskets are
in and the engine is all together. BUT now there is a mis-fire in the engine.
The mis fire sounds like a firecracker in a coffee can. I did mark
the plug wire correctly and believe everything is correctly reinstalled.

Any ideas?
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You should verify the firing order, particularly cylinders 5&7. The firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 in a clockwise direction.
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Thanks for the info, I'm on it. We will see. I did tag each plug so I don't see how the plugs got mixed up but it is possible I thought I was marking a plug wire one number and had a different wire than I thought.

I gotta tell you guys that changing out that manifold was a LOT of work! I mean a lot of steps with a lot of pieces for such a simple issue. Does that make sense? I had to take the alternator, a/c pump, associated brackets, distributor cap, fuel rail and parts off and also EGR as well as the throttle body components just to access the manifold.

Well, I'll get on the truck after Ifinish my never ending homework.
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They're actually pretty easy once you get a few under your belt but for the guy at home who only does it once, it can be a big job.
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Remerson,

That did it! It actually was number 2 and 4 I think. I went ahead and pulled the cap and wires and verified all wires. Started up fairly quick. Still needs a fuel pressure regualtor (according to a Dodge mech I know) 'cause the fuel pressure drops like a stone when I shut it off, but hey it runs again.

Now I need a complete dash due to the cap being torn off for so long. Do you know what years are compatable with the 1994 as far as a complete dash replacement from a junk yard?
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If the fuel pressure drops when you shut off the engine, what you need is a check valve. I don't know if the aftermarket makes a replacement or if you'll need to replace the entire tank unit. As for the dash, you might want to start another thread about that.
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