First, this engine has coil-on-plug ignition. Total oil capacity is 6 quarts. Typical Mopar 3-groove, flash-chromed stems, hardened tips, and a length of 4. The pistons of the New Generation engine are aluminum, which reduces weight along with the magnesium valve covers and plastic intake manifold. In this process, first used by Chrysler in the 2. This is an emissions and torque motor, remember.
The small bore helped reduce overall length of the engine. Driveability is enhanced by variable fuel injection timing, sequential multi-port injection, a quick-sensing inlet-side positioned thermostat and coil-on-plug ignition, in which each individual spark plug has its own secondary ignition coil. Following the oil change interval and using good quality oil as well as filters will greatly reduce the risk of sludge buildup. It was used in Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler vehicles, including the Chrysler Aspen; Dodge Dakota, Ram, Durango and Nitro; and Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty and Commander; and Mitsubishi Raider. As in all production small blocks, only the upper half of the mains are grooved.
The three gas engines found. Fasteners are hardened M9 capscrews threaded directly into the rod, no nuts are used. It accelerates the Ram from 0-60 in seven seconds. The compression ratio is 9. In fact, the spec for the 95th percentile customer is 150,000 mile useful life.
To combat this, the top ring land, and the area from the land to the head, are hard anodized. The third generation Rams are great trucks with capable engines. Regular 87 fuel is recommended. Here are some of the common. Specifications: first and second generations 4. The 2008 redesign had two spark plugs per cylinder, a 9. This idler sprocket, in turn, is driven from the crank in typical pushrod practice timing set fashion.
This is obviously to improve flow and reduce friction. This iteration has a horsepower rating of 265 horsepower and torque of 330 foot-lbs. Bottom end of the Corsair 4. Then the caps are literally cracked off, guillotined if you will, resulting in an absolutely perfect mating surface that almost lock together, preventing cap walk. Transmission options are limited to one for the 5. Most of the engine specifications and performance numbers are the same among all three generations, but Chrysler did make some modifications.
But they are, in reality, individually ported, and not nearly as bad as they look. As a even more profound indicator of jest how new the new design really is, even the offset of the left hand cylinder bank was reduced. These numbers changed in 2008 when it was updated to 310 hp and 330 ft. No plug wires, a separate ignition coil mounts to each plug. © 1999 by Rick Ehrenberg.
This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2002-2008. Avoid this situation with a replacement. But the traditional forged steel rod is gone. But the valve actuation - that is something else again. Common Questions What Octane of Gasoline Does Each Engine Need? Breathing features include a new tuned-length runner intake manifold, free-flowing intake and exhaust ports and fast-burn combustion chambers.
Choosing which 8-cylinder engine is best for your needs will come down to several critical aspects. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2002-2008. Electronics There are two interesting electronics-related details worth noting. The camshafts themselves are radical - although not in lift or duration. The usual 3-groove ring pack is used.