Magnum V8 Intake Plenum Pan Gasket Replacement EXCLUSIVE!
PS: Sorry for the silent film. After all the work, I forgot to add music.
If your Dodge Ram, Dakota, Durango, or Jeep Grand Cherokee (ZJ) with the Magnum 3.9L V6, 5.2L V8, or 5.9L V8 has been pinging during acceleration or under engine load, and using/consuming oil then more than likely your Intake Plenum Pan Gasket has blown out and is allowing the engine's vacuum to pull oil from the valley (where the camshaft/pushrods are) into the engine, burning it and causing ping/spark knock. The Plenum being one piece, instead of a separate upper and lower intake manifold, requires there to be an opening on the bottom of the Plenum during casting since it's such a large piece of aluminum. The solution, is to cover it with a pan as such. The pan is made of very thin aluminum and over time it warps from heat, allowing the gasket to blow out. You can replace the gasket but since the pan is warped, it will only blow out the gasket again and since it's so much work, it's not fun to do it several times. Hughes Engines has a replacement pan that is much much thicker and is the solution to the warping. It will not warp and the gasket will not blow out again. This is the kit that I used in the video/slide show. It was cold out when I did this a few months ago so I didn't take any video, just pictures. Sorry the video is silent. The kit for the 5.2/5.9 V8's can be found here: http://www.hughesengines.com/Index/products.php?partid=22220
and the kit for the 3.9 V6 can be found here: http://www.hughesengines.com/Index/products.php?partid=22078. By the way, I'm not endorsed or sponsered by Hughes engines, I just highly recommend the kit if you're going to put in the work to replace the gasket. If you have any other questions about the procedure or any other repairs or questions about your Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep/ Mopar product, just send me a message or leave me a comment.
This applies to all '93-03 Dodge Ram, Ram Vans, Dakota, Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 3.9L V6 (239), 5.2L V8 (318), 5.9L V8 (360).
As always, disconnect the battery, and be safe and careful with yourself and everything under the hood during this repair. Thanks for watching! Comment, Rate, and Subscribe!
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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5.2 ZJ Hughes Air Gap Intake & Big Gulp TB Dual Exhaust Cam
I finally installed an Air Gap Intake Manifold and Big Gulp Throttle Body.
The Top-end and Mid-range of the power band have improved dramatically. I
am very happy with this purchase.
List of Mods:
5.2 Magnum rebuilt bored .030 over
Comp Cam P/N 20-602-9 (206/210 Duration, 112 LSA, .480" in .512" ex lift)
Crane 1.6 Roller Rockers
Mopar Timing Set
Mopar Valve Springs with .600" shims
Hughes Engines/Edlebrock Air Gap Intake
Hughes Engines Big Gulp Throttle Body
K&N Cold Air Intake with IAT sensor installed on it (Air Gap doesn't have a
spot for it which you're told :D)
K&N Air Filter
2.5" Stainless Steel Piping Welded to the headers leading into...
Magnaflow 2.5" Stainless Steel True Core X-Pipe leading into...
Magnaflow 2.5" Stainless Steel Dual In/Dual Out Muffler leading finally
Magnaflow 3.5" Stainless Steel Tips
MSD Digital 6A Ignition Box
MSD Blaster 2 Coil
MSD 8.5" Super Conductor Wires
OEM Champion Spark Plugs
Stock ECU (due to fuel prices, I do still have the Mopar Performance ECU.
The 5.2 would probably push 300 hp and 360 tq with that on now! WILL TEST
Stock Transmission (180,676 miles and still fine!)
242 T-case (Selec-Trac) out of a 97 GC
1999 Dodge ram plenum repair
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.
SLANT 6 Mopar or No Car!
Mopars and very attractive women.....Mopars Kicking ASS! What more can you
If you like what you hear, come and visit me at CDBaby! In case anyone is
curious, yes, I've owned tons of Mopar products! There is a SRT4 in my
driveway right now. I've had Coronet R/T's, Challenger RT, Demon's, 300's,
SRT8's, I love em all! And I have no problem with other cool Musclecars.
I even own a Buick with a V6 that is fairly quick......
However....I loves me Mother Mopar!
KEENAN'S KUSTOMS 99 DODGE DAKOTA PROJECT HD
THANKS TO ALL THE SPONSORS AND EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THIS PROJECT. HUGHES
ENGINES (KEVIN), MOROSO CUSTOM OIL PANS (TIM), COMPETITION ENGINEERING
(DOUG), MAG-HYTEC (JERRY), A&A TRANS (PATRICK), PERFORMANCE INJECTION
EQUIPMENT (CHRIS), PACE EDWARD'S (JODI), BODY CODDINGTON (DELT WITH
DAUGHTER), SPINTECH, MSD, FLOWKOOLER, MCKINNEY CHRYSLER/DODGE/JEEP PARTS
DEPARTMENT (BEN), GRIFFIN CUSTOM RADIATOR (RIGHT DOWN THE STREET PIEDMONT
SC), SIDEWIDERCUSTOMS (DARREN), EVERYONE! IF I MISSED YOU LET ME KNOW
ABOUT TO FINISH THIS PROJECT AND MOVE ON TO NEXT. FATHER WANT TO GET INTO
WRAPPING - GOT 2008 300C NEXT IN LINE FOR HIM.
KEENANS KUSTOMSS 99 DODGE DAKOTA
474.4 SMALL BLOCK BIGGEST EVER BUILT BY HUGHES
426 STROKER K1 TECHNOLOGIES (CORRILLO) AND CONNECTING RODS 6.125"
CUSTOM DISH PISTONS AND PINS 4.225"
BLOCK - R3 MOPAR SIAMESE 4 BOLT MAIN RACING BLOCK
INTAKE - HUGHES F1 AIRGAP, INTAKE MANIFOLD WITH CUSTOM FUEL PUMP,
RAILS, AND LINES CHRIS (PERFORMANCE INJECTION EQUIPMENT)
THROTTLE BODY - 1050CFM / 55MM
HEADS - HUGHES MODIFIED RT STAGE 4(NEW) ASSEMBLED WITH RACING VALVES,
2.055 INTAKE AND Exhaust 1.650,
COMPRESSION RATIO: 10.7:1
ROLLER ROCKERS - 1.6:1 RATIO - HUGHES
HYD. ROLLER LIFTERS
CAM - HUGHES
ECU - HUGES HP STAGE 3/ WITH 3 TUNE SCT SCANNER CHRIS (PERFROMANCE
AIR BOX - MOPAR HP WITH HUGHES CUSTOM AIR FILTER
CUSTOM HEADERS SPINTECH 1 7/8 PRIMARY WITH PORT PLATES
MSD IGNITION COILS
GRIFFIN CUSTOM RADIATOR
FLOW KOOLER PERFROMACE WATER PUMP
MOROSO CUSTOM HP OIL PAN
DUEL REMOTE OIL FILTER.
A&A CUSTOM 518 TRANS 3200RPM 9" BILLET STALL CONVERTER, CUSTOM BUILT FOR
468 CUBIC IN. BUT THEY SAY IT WILL DO THE JOB.
MAG-HYTEC COOLING DIFFERENTIAL COVER
COMPETITION ENGINEERING SLIDE-A-LINK TRACTION BARS
MCKINNEY DODGE/CHRYSLER/JEEP BEN IN PARTS VIPER BRAKES
SIDEWINDERCUSTOMS VIPER BRAKE CONVERSION KIT
BOYD CODDINGTON CUSTOM WHEELS
TOO MUCH TO NAME
RUNS OFF REG 93 OCTANE!
Dyno AT HUGHES WITH NO
SPECIAL STUFF ADDED ON. JUST CARB RAN
3300 RPM 569.0TQ 357.5HP A LITTLE ABOVE IDLE!
5300 RPM - 603.5TQ 609.0HP
Travis Keenan (CFO)
KEENANS KUSTOMS THE STANDARD BY WHICH OTHERS ARE JUDGED
attn: TRAVIS firstname.lastname@example.org
400 WOODFIELD DR.
PIEDMONT SC, 296736
Seller: keenanskustoms864 -Pace Edwards Truck Covers
SC Distributor: http://www.heatshieldproducts.com
Search: Travis Keenan or email@example.com
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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.
Part 25: Turbo Manifold Fabrication - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
Episode 25 of my '76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo restoration is another long one,
covering in its entirety the fabrication of the turbocharger manifold. Suddenly the engine bay
started to look a little cramped when I began to position the GT3076R, so
it took some plumbing to build the required manifold. Constructed out of
1.5" SCH40 304 stainless steel pipe, it was fully TIG welded with an argon
back purge. Yes, this is another long episode because I wanted to show the
manifold fabrication process in glorious detail so that this video would be
a useful resource for anyone wanting to build a custom turbo manifold. So as I say, grab your favourite
adult beverage, sit back, and enjoy. Included in this episode: fabricating
a 13B Exhaust flange, fabbing a merge
collector, positioning a turbo in the
engine bay, measuring, cutting and fitting stainless pipe and els, tacking
in position, setting up a back purge, final welding, port matching, custom
A huge thank you to ATP turbo (
http://www.atpturbo.com ) for helping
out with some of the parts used in this episode.
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Engine Swap 4.7L Part 1 - EricTheCarGuy
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This truck has been a challenge for me over the past couple of weeks as you
will seen in the video. The lesson here is do your best to check the
engine out before you install it and even that may not be enough. Be
careful when doing a job like this especially if you are by yourself as you
can get seriously injured if your not careful so work carefully and
methodically and things should work out fine.
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