Fixing the plenum pan on my truck... its a common problem on 2nd gen dodge rams. When the gasket blows it lets oil into the intake which gets sucked into the cylinders... most trucks mine included were just re programed to run diffrent instead of dodge fixing the plenum. After replacing my plenum pan and intake gaskets, i have more power and it hasnt used any oil or coolant in the past week.
94-01 Dodge 5.2/5.9 Hughes Performance Plenum fix 1 of 2
Video 1 of 2 My first attempt at this video thing.I usually record these
just for my own use to aid in reassembly when doing repairs.I apologize for
the poor editing and camera angles,as I recorded these with my smartphone .
I hope someone will benefit from this.The repair is installing the Hughes
plenum pan/gasket kit ,you can get this kit from their website .The vehicle
is a 99 Dodge 1500 4x4 5.2 .Thanks for watching.
Part II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6CeusX94SU
98 RAM 1500 Intake Plenum Repair 5.9
This is an overview not step by step. I used the kit from Huges Engines and
was pleased with the new hardware included. Look them up for prices and
applications. The intake manifold gaskets, the ones that seal to the heads,
were not worth using. I bought Victor Renz gaskets. And wouldnt you know
it, the thermostat they included was no good. A replacement was cheap
enough, just aggravating to replace it twice. Once everythin was buttoned
up. No more burning oil, best of all, no more pinging under acceleration. I
went back to 87 octane gas and the sumnbitch payed for itself already.
How to tell if your plenum pan gasket is blown
This is an amateur demonstration of the Chrysler-recommended diagnostic
test to see whether the Dodge Ram/Durango/Grand Cherokee plenum pan gasket
has failed, as described in TSB 09-05-00. Issues of test sensitivity and
specificity are raised.
A common flaw seen in the Dodge Ram Magnum V8 engine (1994- approx 2003) is
a leaking plenum pan gasket. The gasket is said to be prone to failure
because the pan is made of steel, and the intake manifold is aluminum. With
the different coefficients of expansion between these two metals, and the
marked thermal change this area is subjected to, gasket failure is quite
common, leading to an internal vacuum leak and oil contamination of the
intake manifold. Failure of this gasket may lead to oil consumption, poor
gas mileage, pinging under load, and rough idle.
This is a demonstration of amateur effort, published in good faith but with
no guarantees as to safety or accuracy. Auto repair is intrinsically
dangerous and misadventures are to be anticipated and planned for. Do not
try this at home without professional advice! Any misadventure you
encounter if you should decide to try and repair your vehicle is your
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