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Dodge Ram Pickup 2500, Dodge RAM 250, Truck
#3 of 32 Re: 9o ram has gas in oil, any ideas why?? [dustyk]
Feb 17, 2007 (4:20 am)
Remove the intake manifold and replace the belly pan and Gasket.. That should take care of the fuel in oil
#4 of 32 Re: 9o ram has gas in oil, any ideas why?? [hpleese]
Feb 18, 2007 (7:49 pm)
">Thank you for your reply. We are the owners of the above listed "sick" Dodge Ram. We looked at a shop manual about the Evaporative Control System-the charcoal canister in particular. I assumed that we would be able to open it up and check it to see if it is saturated with gas but it appears to be sealed. Is there a way to open these canister up? The threaded bolts sticking out of the top only have threads with nothing to grasp onto. Also it says the cap cannot be opened. If you read my long letter regarding our problem, you read that we drained out the gas infested oil and since then we replaced the oil filter and put in 5 quarts of fresh oil. When we tried to start the engine we noticed that the oil light was on during cranking and the oil pressure gauge did not move from the 0 area. Usually it moved up some while cranking. We are not sure why we are not reading any oil pressure. Is it possible something has happened since we ran it for a short time with the gas mixed with the oil or could there be something wrong with one of the computer driven sensors, etc. Some of the possible solutions regarding the gas in the oil that were listed can be checked with the engine running. We are now unable to start the engine without oil pressure. We appreciate any advice you may have regarding the lack of oil pressure as well as the gas in oil problem. As I noted in the original letter, we used to start the engine and let it run for a while but probably it never really warmed up properly. Also since it did not move from its parking spot, could this have caused the charcoal canister the become super saturated? The suggestion to replace the intake manifold belly pan and gasket sounds like a very big project. Is this something that a few beginner motor heads with a shop manual can handle? Thanks again for you help. Sorry about the wordy letter.
#5 of 32 no oil pressure, why?
Feb 22, 2007 (7:58 pm)
After changing the oil and filter after draining the old oil with the gas mixed in, we have no oil pressure showing up on the gauge and the oil light is lit while cranking. Does anyone know why or what we can do? Thanks.
#6 of 32 no oil pressure after draining gas tainted oil
Feb 22, 2007 (8:07 pm)
#7 of 32 no oil pressure after draining gas tainted oil
Feb 20, 2007 (8:09 pm)
We have a 1990 fuel injected Dodge Power Ram.
We had a problem with gas in the oil crankcase (see other discussion title).
This was possibly due to faulty fuel injector? but now have no oil pressure reading after draining the gas contaminated oil.
We refilled engine with fresh oil and a new filter.
When cranking engine to try to start it, we noticed that the oil pressure gauge was not moving up as it had in the past and the oil light remains on while cranking.
We did not try cranking too long as we didn't want to do any damage.
Does anyone have any ideas why we are experiencing this, what went wrong and what can we do now? Thanks.
#8 of 32 1995 corrsica gas in oil
Feb 21, 2007 (4:26 am)
I had gas in oil found vacum on throttle body off fixed cahnged oil ,filter, pvc after 3 days low oil light on when cold start only. found gas in oil after passing car & blew smoke then got hot. fixed vacum. what has gas in oil damaged to make low oil light come on when cold start.
#9 of 32 Re: 1995 corrsica gas in oil [pirateace]
Feb 22, 2007 (8:07 pm)
Thanks for your reply. I will check the vacuum hoses and pvc. I'm not sure what you mean by your last sentence. We had gas leaking somehow into crankcase, probably a faulty injector or pressure valve and after draining it and replacing with fresh oil, found that there is no oil pressure showing on the gauge. What to do? Thanks.
#10 of 32 1996 Ram 1500 Oil Pressure problems
Apr 09, 2007 (2:59 pm)
#11 of 32 1996 Ram 1500 Oil Pressure problems
Apr 09, 2007 (1:30 pm)
I am the second owner of a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500. It has 5.9L 360 Eng., with 105,000 miles and is well maintained and in very good condition.
My oil pressure gauge reads properly when truck is not in motion or when I maintain a constant speed. But as soon as I accelerate it drops to zero but does not cause a problem with performance. Since there was no problem in performance I ignored it for a month due to cash flow issues. Now the oil light comes on only after it is warm and when I stop and I can feel very slight hesitation while idling and decelerating. Can someone please help me?
#12 of 32 Re: 1996 Ram 1500 Oil Pressure problems [johnny002]
Apr 09, 2007 (2:59 pm)
If the oil level is correct and the correct viscosity oil is being used, a drop in oil pressure as the engine RPM increases is usually a sign of a clogged or partially obstructed oil pump inlet screen.
I would recommend that you immediately stop driving the vehicle, remove the oil pan and inspect the pump inlet.
Under these conditions I wouldn't be surprised if you've got some scored main and connecting rod bearings from being run with inadequate oil supply. With the pan off I would remove the front and third main bearing caps and inspect the bearings halves. Any signs of galling, heavy scratches, or over heating and I would anticipate a complete bearing change. This can be done without removing the engine by an experienced technician. I'd plan on replacing the oil pump as well.