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Title: '02 360 oil useage
Post by: Mark on October 18, 2010, 04:32:50 PM
Any ideas? I am at a loss....
Title: '02 360 oil useage
Post by: Steve on October 18, 2010, 06:33:31 PM
Belly pan under the intake.  Common problem.  Just needs a new gasket.  Take the intake off and you'll see the plate under there.  Easy fix, but a PITA to get too.
Title: '02 360 oil useage
Post by: Guests on October 18, 2010, 08:45:28 PM
Yep, what the old fart said, there was a recall on this if not mistaken, which may or may not make the dealership save you some bucks and time doing it.
Title: '02 360 oil useage
Post by: Mark on October 19, 2010, 02:15:56 AM
You talking about that square plate on the bottom of the intake?   I'll definitely check for a missed recall today.... If not recalled, then I guess one of my new baby days next month will be spent in the garage...... put the bouncy seat on the workbench and start her early....lol
Title: '02 360 oil useage
Post by: Mark on October 19, 2010, 03:45:29 AM
Soooooo - Hughes engines offers a better plenum kit for this ....  p/n HUG 7720  for a buck twenty....
 
I'm ordering the Hughes kit today...........  I got to thinking about why I didn't have this issue on my 97 Ram - I had pulled the intake to fix the oil leaks at the front and rear of it where it meets the block and replaced the plenum gasket while I was there simply because the gasket was in the OEM kit.
 
I'll have to pick a clear day next month and roll the ragtop outside and take care of it....
Title: '02 360 oil useage
Post by: Steve on October 19, 2010, 01:53:50 PM
At least you can get it in the garage
Title: '02 360 oil useage
Post by: Steve on October 19, 2010, 01:54:36 PM
Quote from: dana44
 
Yep, what the old fart said,
 
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Watch it buster (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: '02 360 oil useage
Post by: Guests on October 19, 2010, 08:04:23 PM
Oh, so it's buster now, usually it's swabby(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif).
Title: '02 360 oil useage
Post by: Steve on October 20, 2010, 03:13:32 AM
Squid
Title: '02 360 oil useage
Post by: Snotty on October 20, 2010, 09:50:53 AM
POST JUMPERS!!!
Title: '02 360 oil useage
Post by: Guests on October 20, 2010, 06:50:39 PM
THANKS!!!!!!
 
 
I feel better now.
Title: '02 360 oil useage
Post by: Mark on December 07, 2010, 09:31:03 AM
So I took care of the plenum pan/gasket 2 days before the baby was born... Amazing how much oil had gathered inside the intake.... The damn thing idles so smooth now, I have to check the guages to see if it's running!  Wasn't too bad of a job - my verticle challenged-ness was not a factor with it being 2wd... My buddy's 4x4 Ram the other day for the same thing is another story...geez
Title: '02 360 oil useage
Post by: Steve on December 07, 2010, 10:57:09 AM
4X's a re back breakers when it comes to engine work.  I have been known to take the front wheels off and set them down on a piece of 2 X 4 on the rotors.
Title: '02 360 oil useage
Post by: Tom Dawson on December 07, 2010, 04:56:03 PM

Quote from: POLARACO
Belly pan under the intake.  Common problem.  Just needs a new gasket.  Take the intake off and you'll see the plate under there.  Easy fix, but a PITA to get too.

Not sure of a recall for the intake gasket, they did have a TSB for it, it involved replacing the gasket with the revised unit and performing an intake decarbonization. One quick way of checking for a bad intake is to remove the breather on the passinger side with the engine ri=unning if it sounds like a jet sucking in air, it is bad.


Tom