oil consumtion, low rmp when stopped

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  1. Seanram

    Seanram Junior Member

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    hey i have a problem with my 97 dodge ram 4x4. it burn a qt 150miles ish. its drives great but when i slow down to a stop the rpm guage drop quarter inch then goes back to regular idle. i also have a oil problem! it dont leak not 1 bit of coolant or oil. i looked down throttle body was not clean had alittle bit of oil on sides. i noticed i had 1 drop of oil on end of exhaust.

    my thoughts are pcv or the intake gasket is leaking into exhaust.

    Please help me decide what to replace.
     
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    In the engine and performance section, at the top, check out the plenum repair thread.
     
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    Rough startup?
     
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    2 spins and she goes. My average psi is 130 and a high 180
     
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    Easy startup is a sign it's not valve seals. Id start with plenum and pcv
     
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    it turns out i had oil in my intake pan.
     
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    You will always have oil on the intake pan, thats just what the PCV valve does. But excess oil can be sucked in through a bad plenum gasket.
     

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