BURNING OIL

  • Tiny
  • frankod
  • Dodge Ram

I have a 99 Dodge Ram 1500 with 31K miles and a small V8 maybe a 318 engine. As you can tell I do not use the truck very often. I have noticed that the truck has been using more oil between changes than usual. One time in the fall I took a long trip of 600 miles, and after coming home I checked the oil and noticed I was down 3 quarts of oil. I do not see any leakage on the ground or on the engine so I must assume that I am burning it. What would make a truck with only 31K miles start burning oil?

Just heard from my mechanic all compression readings are good and no visible signs of oil leakage.

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 AT 6:22 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • CHEVYII
  • Member

Depending on what engine you have, there were problems with the intake/valley pan leaking, try this, take a look down into your throttle body and see if its all gummed up with oil, you will need a flashlight

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2007 AT 6:25 PM

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