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Dakota Chick
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1/25/2002
19:11:23

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PLEASE HELP! This is gonna be my fourth valley pan gasket. It goes about every 2000k miles. Does anyone know what could cause this?



kevster
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1/26/2002
08:54:10

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Hello Dakota Chick. what year and motor size you have? also who is installing this gasket or seal? mileage on motor to?



durtydog
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1/26/2002
19:06:30

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is dodge doing the work?
there are problems with the belly pan gaskets!
im rite behind you im going thru a lot more oil and the power hasn't been there.also on 2 of my plugs i had some oil on them last tune up!
thank god for extended warrenty

98 club cab sport 5.2

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1/26/2002
19:38:31

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when I had like 3k on my 94, I noticed mine was leeking, took it to the dealer and had it changed. 2k later same thing, this time I changed it my self, took pictures of how the gasket was put on by a blind man or some so called tech probely useing his feet instead of hands. It looked like when they where putting on the intake they knocked out of place. Needless to say, make sure it stays on straight when the intake goes on.



Dakota Chick
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1/26/2002
19:47:19

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It's a 99 5.2L. I have some high performance gaskets on order. And yes, Dodge IS doing the work b/c they warranty it for 12k miles. Maybe I should ask them to put THOSE gaskets on.



Cappy
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2/10/2002
14:49:22

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Sorry about your problem....maybe this'll help-
When the new gasket goes on, make sure whoever does it puts a layer of RTV sealant on it (Permatex Ultra Black) then is torquing the bolts to spec correctly. I found that w/these engines, that's the key. And yes, it has to go on straight as an arrow---if it's off a little, the gasket'll go again..... Cap




bernd
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2/10/2002
16:32:09

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Even with standard RTV, the gasket should last at least 15-30K miles...not 2K. Have them check the actual plate and manifold for warpage.


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14.55 @ 96.01mph

steph
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2/10/2002
17:49:46

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Just wondering if this can be the cause of my 5.2 burning oil? Thanks.
Steph.



bernd
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2/11/2002
10:52:57

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One of the tell-tale signs is excessive oil consumption (1-2qts every 1000-2000 miles).


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mike
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2/12/2002
13:03:08

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does the check engine light come on.



steph
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2/13/2002
09:06:21

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No check engine light but like Bernd said I have to add a quart every month. It doesn't burn oil all the time. If I leave the truck idling for a while when I take off with it I get a cloud of smoke for a bit then it seems to taper off.



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2/13/2002
09:59:20

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Mine would only smoke at higher RPM. Maybe around 3500-4200

-Mark Hryckiewicz
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mike
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2/13/2002
12:54:56

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do you lose alot of power when it is blown



McClane
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2/13/2002
17:55:46

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Yes + your truck "rattles" louder than a diesel.



mike
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2/14/2002
13:25:34

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i took my 99 dak v-6 supercharged to the dealer today to get what i think is my vally pan gasket fix. they said they have never seen this s/c setup up and where amazed. they are going to fix it under warranty. they said they never had a v-6 blow a vally pan gasket i was suprised. any body blown one.





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2/19/2002
15:53:28

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Forget about using Mopar's cheap paper gasket. It just doesn't last. Get one of Fel-Pro's valley pan gaskets. It's reinforced by a metal shim with rubber bonded to both sides. I just put one on and it looks to be much more durable. I'll try to get the part number and update the posting.



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2/01/2006
14:50:34

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WHAT IS THE COST OF REPLACING THE VALLEY PAN GASKET ON A 1999 RAM 1500 5.2L



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8/09/2021
20:37:53

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Ok so my 02 Dakota stopped
running properly all of a
sudden. Hard time starting,
won't stay running, shakes,
rattles and no roll. Code reader
says 3rd & 4th cylinders are
misfiring. Could this be because
of the tell tale valley pan
gasket? Also says large and
small EVAP emission system leaks
but I think I got that under
control.



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