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Quinn wrote at 2006-12-11 18:48:32
I had the same problem for years.  the tech at the dealership said I should run 20-50 oil in it to maintain the oil pressure.  Another gut told me that it was my oil sending unit.  Both were wrong. It turns out that some of these Dodge Trucks (Magnum V8's) let oil get too hot in some of the upper compartments which causes excessive wear on the bearings.  So, the solution was to go to O'Reilly's and for $39 replace the stock oil pump with "high flow" oil pump.  Now I can run my truck using regular weight oil.  Frustrating I know.

matt koehler wrote at 2010-05-27 22:01:08
same problem here even after putting in a high volume pump and an oil pressure switch from autozone. dodge told me i wasnt using oem parts....

Tyler wrote at 2015-03-28 17:40:59
I have a 2000 Dodge ram 1500 2wd 5.9 sport and mine only does that when the oil is low/needs an oil change. So it's time to change your oil. After you do that everything will be normal.  


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