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Old 11-07-2010, 09:41 AM
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Most likely the plenum. Am I to understand that you only changed the gasket on the plenum and not the actual pan?? BIG no-no. That steel pan does not respond to heat at the same rate as the aluminium intake, and you will keep changing gaskets. Get a Hughe's kit.

A quart every 400 miles is MAJOR. If there is no external leaks, then it's burning it. Burning oil on a magnum engine is 99.9% of the time because of the plenum.
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OK, I'll check into getting a Huge's kit. Should I search under Hughes plenum kits?

BTW, had some fun Sat night with the beast. Was at a light when a Ram 4X4 (about the same years '94-2001) short bed pulled up next to the wife and I. Nice metallic blue (you know that real cool blue that got everyones attention) with the white stripe, sounded good too. So when the light changed we both went at it. Huge fun! I haven't done that sort of stuff since I sold mt GTO. I gott say the old truck did well.
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http://www.hughesengines.com/Index/p...p?partid=26190

Loll I haven't pulled crazy stuff like that in AGES....kinda miss it....glad your truck did well!
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OK,

Got the Hughes kit en route. bolts and all. Hope this works or Ill just find a wrangler to trade for...

By the way. The rear end seams to jump and bounce when the brakes are applied. It has new tires and I put new drums and shoes on it. The rims are the chrome five blade factory units. Any thoughts? I have a set of the work truck rims which have the beauty rings that I want to put on it. I wonder if nayone has had any experience wiht the rear jumping around only when the brakes are applied?
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Installed the Hughes aluminum plenum pan today. Hope Ruiz
Fixes the issue. I wrote down the odometer reading and level
of oil in the pan. Truck seams to run smoother and have some
Power that was missing prior to the work.

Time will tell if the
fix works or if I have continued trouble.

Still gotta find out why the rear jumps around when the brakes
Are applied. I do have some steel rims with beauty rings to put on her
soon though. Just gotta paint the rims...
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Well...
So far the ramster is doing fine. I thought I got a good oil level
Reading after the plenum work but she shows a quart low
Right now. The good news is that the plug that had all the oil
On it is burning much cleaner. Although it is dark brown right now
I believe it will continue to burn off the built up crux in the cylinder
From the leak.

Still want a wrangler...
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Well...

Drove the beast ot daytona beach yesterdya fot the trukey rod run car show. For thsoe of you not in the know the turkey rod run in the largest rod and car show in the southeast, period. they fill the entire Daytona speedway full of cars and car related stuff.

So i drove the ranster down for the heck of it since it was runnign well enough. But upon arrival (more like leaving) I looked at the area around the rear fender to see if there was soot build up on the fender (a sign of oil burning) and there was. this area was cleanded real well when I did the plenum. I'm upset.

I did drive her to the store after dark and did see the smoke again in the rear view mirror when I left a stop light. interesting how you can see the smoke due to the car behind you having thehead lights on but cant see the smoke duringthe day.

So today i will review and see what I can do. I'll check the plugs and such and try to determine my next step which will msot likely be to sell it.

there comes a time and point when you have had enough and put enough into it that it just cannot be justified any longer. I've had to rebuild the front end, new tires, new windshield, new dash, rework the A/C drain and vacuum system, repaire and repaint the hood and roof, and a numerous other things. I'm just getting worn out.

I need to spend some time fixing the wifes jeep before it falls apart. I'll keep everyone posted on the happs...
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