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.
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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RHumphries at http://freesound.org/people/RHumphries/
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L idles rough.
My truck started to idle rough about a year and a half ago. There are times
where I would be at a stop light and it would idle rough and hiss.
Sometimes it would die on me. I thought it was a broken vacuum line or
maybe the thermostat (it doesn't overheat) but it could be the EGR valve or
something else. I am not a mechanic but I can replace parts on the engine
if needed. If anyone can help please post reply or video response. Thanks.
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.
2002 Dodge Ram 5.9 Misfire!
**(FIXED)** Having a cylinder 6 misfire code (PO306) Detected. Runs Rough,
Idles Rough, Changed Spark Plugs, Wires, Cap, Roder, and even a Fuel
Injector. But Still nothing.. Need some advice.. was thinking Bad Gas?
98 Dodge Ram tuneup
I demonstrate replacement of ignition wires, distributor cap and rotor in a
1998 5.9L Dodge Ram 4X4. Inspection of plugs and replacement of the air
filter is shown, though PCV valve inspection and other work was done off
This is a demonstration of amateur effort, published for entertainment
purposes only. This is not an instructional video, and the information
contained here is not guaranteed. Never use amateur videos (or any other
single source of information) in isolation to teach yourself auto
mechanics. Auto repair involves personal and financial risk, so do not
embark on repairing vehicles without clear understanding of those risks.
Dodge Ram Head Gasket Repair : Blue Devil
I started to get a bad leak in the head gasket.. Seen this at the auto
store for 60 bucks.. went home and seen it had decent reviews. Thought Id
put my own video up to show that I had success with this stuff.. Im a
skeptic of repairs in a bottle but 60 is better then 500.
Dodge Ram , Summit shorty headers
These are a new set of shorty headers I just installed over the stock Exhaust manifold that were on my truck.
Right off the bat, had better Exhaust
note, more hp, torque in the lower rpm range and idles alot better. Also
lightend up the truck a few pounds by removing the cast-iron stockers for
tubed headers. For the price you cant beat them for shortys, but one thing
i did notice on the summit brand headers there is a tag that shows they are
made by pace setter. SO if you look in the summit catalog and use 1997
Dodge Ram 1500 5.2 4x4 Exhaust
headers, look for the summit PN# SUM G9045 for a price of 154.95 then look
for PaceSetter PN#PSM-70-1315 for 251.39 why pay more for the same thing.
But they are awsome headers and you can not go wrong. These headers dump
into a flowmaster supper 44 muffler. What must be noticed is on V6 and V8
model dodge rams there are no Exhaust
manifold gaskets on these motors from the factory. The only motor that
came from the factory with a gasket was the V10 and the cummins. Gaskets
are recommended for the header swap and you can get a set of Fel-Pro
gaskets for 14 bucks from checker. This truck has Hypertech 160 thermostat,
MSD 8.5 mm wires, E3 plugs, Hypertech Power progammer III, Air Raid TB
spacer 1 inch, K&N Hi-flow filter, Summit headers, Flowmaster super 44
muffler, Royal purple 10 w30 oil, and royal purple in everything else.
truck runs awsome