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Jul 19, 2009, 10:01 AM

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I have a 2001 dodge durango w/ a 4.7. I can smell burning oil in the cabin after restarting the engine after it has been
driven a while. It goes away quickly. Also the vehicle uses about 2 quarts of in between oil changes.

I dont seem to have any visible leaks and only once have i seen noticable smoke from the tail pipe at startup
and none while driving?

Any thoughts???



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Jul 19, 2009, 10:12 AM

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Those are good for exhaust gaskets leaking at the manifold..... The usual complaint I've seen off the is exhaust smell in the cab but if you're burning that much oil you're probably smelling the burnt oil...

As far as the oil burning goes, sounds like you have some valve seals going...............

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Jul 19, 2009, 10:16 AM

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Sounds to me like you have an oil leak that is dripping on to the exhaust pipe. Could be the oil filter, drain plug, oil sender or numerous other possibilities.
Look under the truck for an oil stain on the exhaust pipe.


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