In my 01 24 valve 2500 I lose about two gallons of oil a day. Drivin I get oil under it everywhere. And idling I have a steady drip from a hose on the left hand side of the motor! What xactly is this?

Asked by Nov 06, 2015 at 10:21 PM about the 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 4 Dr SLT 4WD Quad Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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56,805

That sounds like major blow by from a piston with a hole in it or maybe a rear main seal that is totally gone. You are almost certainly looking at a major engine overhaul.

232,735

2 gallons? I think you mean 2 quarts. You might have a major issue like stated above, but start by washing the engine down, find where it is leaking and replace the hose and PCV valve and other gaskets to slow the leak down. How many miles are on the engine?

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