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1999 Dodge Dakota Intake Manifold Gasket

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Another job dropped on my door step. Local gent was having issues with his Dakota with a misfire code P0304. It's the little V6 engine. So I told him to order the gasket for me and drop it off and I'll get it changed out. You'll notice the oil in the inside of the manifold which is typically when the plenum gasket fails. It will start drawing air from the cam valley drawing in little bits of oil. The owner also admits the truck had a K&N filter. You'll see the amount of grit and dirt let into the manifold. Little trick to pass along is while your scrapping the manifold gasket off take a shop vacuum and keep it near the area your working and the vacuum will pull in the bits of gasket material as you scrap. Nearly nothing for debris in the cam valley this way. When torquing the bolts for the plenum and the manifold you need a INCH / POUND torque wrench. Manifold is final torque at 12 FOOT / POUNDS or 144 INCH / POUNDS. The plenum is final torque 84 INCH / POUNDS. Nice part is when I fired it up the miss is gone and the CHECK ENGINE light went off by itself. :) Yes. I'll clear the codes to make sure the slate is clean.DSCF6802.JPG.7670b3ed71ea844fa76ef6c2879DSCF6803.JPG.01b5124ea208b124a07f89881dbDSCF6804.JPG.94a23ffb17fabd49e304be3f205DSCF6805.JPG.26c4f38cd28983baf63a0a32f72DSCF6806.JPG.e4f7588d69d92bdb89625e2eadfDSCF6807.JPG.10716ec1dd51547f24e5a294d7eDSCF6808.JPG.c2d3c1663a9e8d06d482ea6211aDSCF6809.JPG.5f5635c832f61485aff04d0bf8d

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Cool! I had a 94 Dakota V6 manual and a 96 Dakota V8 with the 318. Both were great little pickups! Sold the 94 with 254,000 miles with zero major failures. Neighbor bought the 96 with 180k or so and is still going strong!

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I'm glad I never dabbled with the K&N.  My dad has a K&N on his '93 Cummins and I can't convince him to get rid of it. 

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27 minutes ago, Hawkez said:

I'm glad I never dabbled with the K&N.  My dad has a K&N on his '93 Cummins and I can't convince him to get rid of it. 

Have you shown him Mike's youtube video? Try holding it to the sun and look for holes...

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Ha, my dad knows more than everybody...just ask him.  :ahhh:.  He's a great guy, but you can't tell him anything.  Once his mind is made up.

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7 minutes ago, Hawkez said:

What am I looking at?

Looks like dusty roads and puddle jumping was occurring. Inhaled lots of dusty water. Just great for an engine. Trust me guys I'm going to show him this thread when he comes to pick up his truck.

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1 hour ago, Hawkez said:

Ha, my dad knows more than everybody...just ask him.  :ahhh:.  He's a great guy, but you can't tell him anything.  Once his mind is made up.

Josh ask your dad to take a white rag and wipe the inside of the intake tube. Do the same to your truck and tell him the cleanest one gets a free lunch at the good place.:thumbup2:

 

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3 hours ago, JAG1 said:

Josh ask your dad to take a white rag and wipe the inside of the intake tube. Do the same to your truck and tell him the cleanest one gets a free lunch at the good place.:thumbup2:

 

Tweak that just a bit. Wipe both out clean then spray one end with WD-40 and then tell him the cleanest one get a free lunch... WD-40 will trap and flowing dust and debris on the walls of the tube.

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