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Unread 11-14-2013, 03:55 PM   #9091
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Drive it like you stole it cause its been snowing outside.

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Unread 11-15-2013, 01:42 PM   #9092
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Unread 11-15-2013, 02:31 PM   #9093
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when it runs rough and you see this 10 inch circle of burnt crap from the tail pipe



hmmmmmm , plenum or rings ?
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Unread 11-15-2013, 02:34 PM   #9094
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when it runs rough and you see this 10 inch circle of burnt crap from the tail pipe hmmmmmm , plenum or rings ?
I wouldn't say it's the plenum, my ram has a blown plenum and I only see it smoke at start up. It's never ran rough. Get a compression test on it.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 03:21 PM   #9095
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Could just be a bunch of carbon buildup. If you don't beat on the motor much, take it out for a good, long drive (20 - 30 miles) and once it's good and warm, beat on it a bit (some WOT pulls from 40 - 70 would do it). That should clean it out a bit. However, if it's carboning up badly, it could point to a bad plenum. How much oil does it use?
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Unread 11-15-2013, 03:34 PM   #9096
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I wouldn't say it's the plenum, my ram has a blown plenum and I only see it smoke at start up. It's never ran rough. Get a compression test on it.
it has a ... personality

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Could just be a bunch of carbon buildup. If you don't beat on the motor much, take it out for a good, long drive (20 - 30 miles) and once it's good and warm, beat on it a bit (some WOT pulls from 40 - 70 would do it). That should clean it out a bit. However, if it's carboning up badly, it could point to a bad plenum. How much oil does it use?
it can use a qt or two between changes

i did an italian tune up today and a few wot pulls in the yard to loosen it up

it shook some before i changed the oil a few days ago but stopped for a few days then yesterday and today its been running rough again

it hasnt seen hiway miles for a few weeks i think im gonna put some seafoam in the tank and see what it does
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Unread 11-15-2013, 03:43 PM   #9097
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it can use a qt or two between changes
How long do you go between changes?
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Unread 11-15-2013, 06:11 PM   #9098
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it has a ... personality it can use a qt or two between changes i did an italian tune up today and a few wot pulls in the yard to loosen it up it shook some before i changed the oil a few days ago but stopped for a few days then yesterday and today its been running rough again it hasnt seen hiway miles for a few weeks i think im gonna put some seafoam in the tank and see what it does
Run some seafoam in the brake booster line!
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Unread 11-15-2013, 06:22 PM   #9099
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Unread 11-15-2013, 07:07 PM   #9100
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Unread 11-15-2013, 07:26 PM   #9101
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How long do you go between changes?
2-3 months

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Run some seafoam in the brake booster line!
haha no
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Unread 11-15-2013, 07:26 PM   #9102
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When you see all the fancy newer Jeeps with that sticker, " It's a Jeep thing you wouldn't understand." I just think to myself, driving my ZJ lives out that statement, no need for a sticker or even the comment.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 09:20 PM   #9103
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2-3 months

haha no
I meant number of miles, as that'll give a better idea of how significant the oil consumption actually is.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 10:07 AM   #9104
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I meant number of miles, as that'll give a better idea of how significant the oil consumption actually is.
2,-3k or when it looks dark

and i use valvoline max life 5w-30 in the winter

i notice it usually needs some oil after high speeds ( 70+ )
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Unread 11-16-2013, 10:24 AM   #9105
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2,-3k or when it looks dark

and i use valvoline max life 5w-30 in the winter

i notice it usually needs some oil after high speeds ( 70+ )
That's definitely a good bit of consumption then. I go through about a 1/4 - 1/2 quart in 6k between changes. Running it harder definitely goes through more, especially in hot weather. A good bit of mine goes through the PCV though (I've got a catch can on it and I end up with a good bit in there if I beat on it during the summer).

Definitely check out your PCV, etc. When my plenum started to go (just a small leak), I was burning a quart in 3 - 4k miles, which dropped dramatically after doing the plenum.
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