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· ramjam99
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I have a Dakota with 3.9 V5 (1999) under normal driving and maintenance what is life expectancy of this engine. Is there any issues with this engine
 

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other than the belly pan gasket, the lil 3.9 V-6 has been known to last over 250K with regular oil and filter changes and decent quality gas.
 

· ramjam99
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To: Razman131

Thanks for the taking time to leave your comments, it is much appreciated.
Ramjam
99 Dakota 131K, V6 Auto Xmsn, pure stock
 

· "Joe the Bummer"
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Same here with the oil pan gasket (leaking below crankshaft pulley).

Also i had problems with the Purge Canister lines, especially around the intake. So i replaced the intake hoses (ones that go underneath the fuse box) with cross-threaded fiber-lining hoses that should hold up much more better than the fragile rubber ones. I also zip-tied the rest of the hoses at connecting points, including the ones at the canister next to the fuel tank.

Aside from rough idling and a squeaking tensioner pulley (it's the rusted spring), it is running strong.
 
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