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Help! 03' Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 hemi

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Old 02-12-2019, 09:57 AM
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Currently have some engine issues going on with my truck and I know it's probably seals going out. Before I take any steps I just would like to know for sure what is exactly going on.

Engine has 208654 miles on it.


issues: burns oil and I have to top the oil every time I fill up on gas.

when I first start the truck blue smoke comes out.

it is now also idling fairly rough. When I come to hard stops it likes to shut down completely.

Any helpful answers would would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks all.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:29 AM
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Valve seals are likely a contributor, but, I would be tempted to do a compression test, and see what things look like.

For the stalling, disconnect the battery, remove, and thoroughly clean the throttle body.

When is the last time you changed the plugs??
 
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If the engine is burning oil, you'll want to run hotter plugs so they don't foul as fast.
 

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