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ram 360 burning oil questions(long)

I have a 96 ram 2500, 5.9 gas, with about 100k miles, now i have been noticing some oil consumtion more so than normal, the truck seems to have plenty of power towing out 8500 lb trailer, i havent really noticed any loss. but the real problem occours in 2 situations, when it sits and idles for like 15 minutes or so long enought to load horses or say a tractor, then when i go to take off it smokes alot, like not a wiff but like the rings are gone, smoke everywhere, but then i can throw it in neutral, rev it a few times til it clears up and then it is fine, now i seriously doubt that oil pressure is dropping since it has never at stop lights or anyother time it idles, also when ever i am going down a mountain and i have geared down to stay off the brakes, after like 5 minutes it will smoke awefully, until i use the brakes or gass it and go on. i would think this is the valve seals but i have never replaced them on a mopar so i wonder if it is the same proceedure as a chevy or ford. also does this sound consistent, i have true duals with no cats, and it is considerably more noticeable on the right 4 cyls, so bad it will soot up the front of the horse trailer when it does it. thanks soggysod
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Re: ram 360 burning oil questions(long)

I was told at the dealer that if you open the throttle body [carb] and look down in there and see little oil then the belly pan [intake] gasket is shot, they have replaced alot of them. As for the one side smoking more, maybe injectors are messed, too much fuel. Do you have the o2 sensors still, if not it will make it run richer if what i've heard is right... Good luck
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