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
Dodge 5.2/5.9 Hughes Performance Plenum fix 2 of 2
Video 2 of 2 Installing the Hughes Performance plenum repair kit.
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 responsibility. Thunderclap sound used under Creative Commons 3.0 license, done by RHumphries at http://freesound.org/people/RHumphries/
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.