The 2.0-liter Dodge ECB or A588 engine was assembled at the Trenton plant from 1994 to 2005 and installed on such well-known models of the American concern as Breeze, Neon, Stratus. Versions of this unit before 2001 and after have many differences and are not interchangeable.
The Neon series also includes internal combustion engines: EBD, ECC, ECH, EDT, EDZ and EDV.
The engine was installed on:
- Chrysler Neon 1 (SX) in 1994 – 1999;
- Chrysler Neon 2 (PL) in 1999 – 2005;
- Chrysler Stratus 1 (JA) in 1995 – 2000;
- Chrysler Voyager 3 (GS) in 1995 – 2000;
- Dodge Neon 1 (SX) in 1994 – 1999;
- Dodge Neon 2 (PL) in 1999 – 2005;
- Dodge Stratus 1 (JX) in 1995 – 2000;
- Plymouth Breeze in 1995 – 2000;
- Plymouth Neon 1 in 1994 – 1999;
- Plymouth Neon 2 in 1999 – 2001.
|Power output, hp||132|
|Torque output, Nm||176|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||87.5|
|Piston stroke, mm||83|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.3|
|Euro standards||EURO 3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Dodge Stratus 1998)
|Engine lifespan, km||~275 000|
Disadvantages of the ECB engine
- The most common internal combustion engine failure is overheating with gasket breakdown and cylinder head warping;
- This is due to coolant leaks from cracked pipes or a thermostat;
- Do not forget to replace the timing belt every 100,000 km or the valve will bend if it breaks;
- Also, engine mounts, camshaft and crankshaft oil seals quickly wear out here;
- After 200,000 km of run on these units, oil consumption is common.