2000 dodge ram 4x4 360 55k miles
I have been hearing valve clacking lately under acceleration, and it does
not need be hard acceleration to hear it. I can hear it better now that it
has warmed up and I have the window down. People talk about "pinging", is
this the same thing? it doesn't sound like a ping to me more like
'clacking" or rattle. it is not really loud, but I am wondering what was
I have done some searching, and the plenum gasket came up. I was told to
look down the intake with a flashlight, and it you see oil at the bottom,
the plenum gasket needs replaced. Well, I looked and it looks dry to me. I
am not burning oil and I do not get a puff of smoke when starting. I have
run 4 bottles of injector cleaner/carb cleaner/whatever through it and it
did not seem to help.
any more suggestions of things I could check?