Plenum Gasket: What is it, where is it and what should I do about it? *INFO*

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  1. jsq789

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    A couple of questions..
    Can this leaking gasket cause a wind sucking noise under the hood ?
    Where can I find this kit to fix it ?
     
  2. crazzywolfie

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    usually you only get the air sucking noise when you upgrade to a CAI or open element air filter that would suck its air from under the hood instead of behind the bumper. a leaking plenum gasket should not cause that noise.

    here is the kit
    Hughes Engines
    now some people have issues with the gaskets supplied with the kit and would prefer to get what ever gaskets they choose and order just the pan off ebay. in the end it all adds up to about the same price after shipping.
    Dodge Jeep Aluminum Plenum Plate Belly Pan 318 360 5 2 5 9 Manifold Repair Kit | eBay
     
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    Do the heads need to come off to do this repair??? thanks,Leo
     
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    No the heads do not need to come off for this work to be done.
     
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    thanks,I think my truck had this issue,I go thru about a qt. of oil every 250-300 miles,it just disappears, no external leaks....it a 99 ram 1500 w/3.9l magnum engine,124k miles....Seems to be lacking power....
     
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    well i don't think the v6's had that much power to start with but i don't think a leaking plenum gasket would help it. you could try replacing the pcv valve first. sometimes when they are not working properly they can allow your engine to burn a bit more oil than it should and only cost about $12 at the dealer.
     
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    Try not to load this thread up, guys.

    I wanna keep it clean-ish so that way we don't end up with something like what happened on DF...
     
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    Why are the roller lifters included in the parts list and not under opt parts?
     
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    Because thats how I feel about it. Many and I mean many a person has done this job only to have to take it all apart again to change the lifters because they will not load up. Dirt,carbon whatever will get into the oil port or in the lifter itself and will not pump up so best bet is to install new ones, as these are roller lifters the cam does not need to be changed with the lifters, thats old school.
     
  10. jbmobbs

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    My dodge has the same noise.....it happened when I swapped throttle body's I'm fixing to find another tb and put all brand new sensors cause my throttle now sticks some times........just a heads up beware lol......my last dodge did it too.
     

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