How Long do Headgaskets leak and is this normal oil pump behavior?
Are you positive it's you hg. They usually have signs of failure far more evident. There are many other possible sources of leaks. That being said, if you already have the studs then drive the dodge for a week and do the hg and the studs. It effectively bulletproofs the motor up to 450-500 hp. Then again if you have the money swap in some 04.5 lly heads and injectors and get out of the valve cover for good.
Now as far as how long, if you know definitively it is the hg that has failed you are tiptoeing through a room of knives in the dark. They can go at any time, when it does, prepare yourself. Better to have a donor motor on standby.
If you need help sourcing the leak we can talk on how to find it. We are all experts in one arena or another and I'm sure you can find it.
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