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Old 02-10-2011, 11:29 PM
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Hello,

My name is Curt and I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 5.9 Magnum etc. for that year, it's stock, straight and clean, very clean. I had the rear differential rebuilt last year and a half and today got it back from getting a new transmission. Getting a new one was cheaper than getting a new truck at this time.

One problem I've had is the mileage is 10mpg. The mechanic told me this afternoon that there was a problem of gasket leaks in the intake manifold causing oil to seep in and lower mileage. I may have that all wrong but that's what it sounded like. He went on to say that the manufacturer make a kit to correct the problem at a tune to $500 to put it in. Now I don't know about this and haven't had a chance to check it out but from what I have heard and read these engines don't get better than 10 to 15 mpg.

I figure the cost of gas over getting a new truck right now isn't going to make me run to the dealer. I'd love a new one and they are nice but after driving one I'm satisfied for now with mine.

That's my story, I'm tuning it up next, then new tires. I have a 1999 Jeep Wrangler TJ that I bought new also. I got a bit more power with the MSD ignition but not a major mpg if any so that's not an option for the Ram, it does have a K&N so that's good.

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Old 02-11-2011, 12:05 AM
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:05 AM
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Hello and welcome to the site! the oil leak is is talking about is called the Plenum leak, you can do a search here to find out more.

I get 10 mpgs in mine

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Hey there Curt and welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us! Sounds like a nice truck that you've put a good bit of work into, too! Any pics you can share? We'd love to see it! Lots of great people and info here so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site!

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Nice to have you join us. sound like you have done some work to your ride already. You have to remember though you do drive a truck and mileage is never going to be phenomimal and the right foot plays a BIG part in that! The phlenom leak is a possibility though. post up some pics and keep us informed on your progress
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