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O/T 5.2L Plenum advice

Dodge forum I know, but the brains are all here....I have a 97 5.2L with a blown plenum gasket. Has anyone on here used one of the improved plenums or have you just gone to the stealership and bought new gaskets?? I just hate to spend 70 bucks fixing gaskets that will fail again, when for about 90 bucks I can get a improved plenum, hardware and gaskets.

The other option (pricey) is to purchase a new one piece manifold, but I am not sure if its worth it.

Anyone been down this road with their dodge???

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EDIT oh, and has anyone ever dealt with www.apsprecision.com?? They seem to have the best price on the plenum kit.
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Re: O/T 5.2L Plenum advice

I haden't heard they had a problem, but if you can upgrade for only $20 it sounds like cheap insurance to me.
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Re: O/T 5.2L Plenum advice

the more and more I dig on the subject it seems to be a recurring problem.... there are a couple tsb's and such, and quite a few complaints on the pinging/oil comsumption caused by it.

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Re: O/T 5.2L Plenum advice

Here is what I did for my Durango.

http://www.hughesengines.com/general...asp#plenum_kit
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Re: O/T 5.2L Plenum advice

There is a TSB on the oil consumption pinging issue. Stealership here fixed my Durango 5.9 free of charge. This problem is typical of 4.7, 5.2 and 5.9 from about 1998 - 2001 or so from what I understand. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: O/T 5.2L Plenum advice

like dirt dog said for 20 bucks do the upgrade. I have seen a ton of those at work pinging like crazy because of that.
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Re: O/T 5.2L Plenum advice

Naw -

Why not make money on it?

Get the gaskets - save $20 by not getting the upgrade - put the $20 aside.
Next time it fails, get the gaskets again, save another $20. Put that aside too.

After all, a penney saved is a penny earned, Right?

Then the next time you save even another $20.

The 4th time you replace it you have more than enough money for the gaskets, even $10 left over!

Maybe my ex wasn't so dumb after all.
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Re: O/T 5.2L Plenum advice

thats why I was aksing... I got 90,000 miles out of these gaskets, just sort of wondering if I could expect another 90,000 or will they go TU in 10,000....

As for the dealer fixing it, I am not the original owner so I have to buy the stuff and do it.

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