1996 jeep grand cherokee 5.2 engine issue.? - JeepForum.com
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post #1 of 3 Old 09-24-2017, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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1996 jeep grand cherokee 5.2 engine issue.?

I got a jeep zj with the 5.2 v8. Its burnt oil for about a year now. I know i shouldnt have let it go this long but i javent had the funds till now to do anuthing about it. Im spending more in oil than in gas now, and thats saying something. On a bad day it burns every bit of a qt and a half in one day. I have no loss of power or cylinder missfire. On start up it doesnt puff everytime. Theres no knock, no tick, and now pinging either. Im hoping its just valve seal and plenum gasket. But my question is, could this be rings also.?

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-25-2017, 10:20 PM
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I've always seen smoke with bad rings. Oil is getting past that seal and burning.

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post #3 of 3 Old 09-27-2017, 06:45 PM
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Those engines have a plenum plate at the bottom of the intake manifold On higher mileage engines Oil can leak into the intake manifold since the intake is aluminum and the plate is steel

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