Engine Dodge EGH

The Dodge EGH 3.8-liter V6 gasoline engine was produced by the company from 1990 to 2011 and was installed on many popular models, including Caravan and Town & Country minivans. This power unit was highly reliable, but consumed a lot of fuel.

The Pushrod series also includes internal combustion engines: EGA.

The engine was installed on:

  • Chrysler Grand Voyager 3 (GH) in 1995 – 2000;
  • Chrysler Grand Voyager 4 (GY) in 2001 – 2007;
  • Chrysler Grand Voyager 5 (RT) in 2007 – 2010;
  • Chrysler Imperial 7 in 1990 – 1993;
  • Chrysler New Yorker 13 in 1991 – 1993;
  • Chrysler Pacifica 1 (CS) in 2003 – 2007;
  • Chrysler Town & Country 2 (ES) in 1990 – 1995;
  • Chrysler Town & Country 3 (GH) in 1996 – 2000;
  • Chrysler Town & Country 4 (GY) in 2000 – 2007;
  • Chrysler Town & Country 5 (RT) in 2007 – 2010;
  • Chrysler Voyager 3 (GS) in 1995 – 2000;
  • Chrysler Voyager 4 (RG) in 2000 – 2007;
  • Dodge Caravan 2 (ES) in 1994 – 1995;
  • Dodge Caravan 3 (GS) in 1996 – 2000;
  • Dodge Caravan 4 (RG) in 2000 – 2007;
  • Dodge Dynasty 1 in 1990 – 1993;
  • Dodge Grand Caravan 2 (ES) in 1994 – 1995;
  • Dodge Grand Caravan 3 (GH) in 1996 – 2000;
  • Dodge Grand Caravan 4 (GY) in 2000 – 2007;
  • Dodge Grand Caravan 5 (RT) in 2007 – 2010;
  • Jeep Wrangler 3 (JK) in 2006 – 2011;
  • Plymouth Grand Voyager 2 in 1990 – 1995;
  • Plymouth Grand Voyager 3 in 1996 – 2000;
  • Plymouth Voyager 2 in 1990 – 1995;
  • Plymouth Voyager 3 in 1996 – 2000;
  • Volkswagen Routan 1 (RT) in 2008 – 2011.

Specifications of the 1st engine generation 1990 – 2000

Production years 1990 – 2000
Displacement, cc 3778
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 150 – 180
Torque output, Nm 290 – 325
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 96
Piston stroke, mm 87.1
Compression ratio 9.0
Features OHV
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.0
Fuel type 92
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Engine lifespan, km ~420 000

Specifications of the 2nd engine generation 2000 – 2011

Production years 2000 – 2011
Displacement, cc 3778
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 200 – 215
Torque output, Nm 310 – 330
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 96
Piston stroke, mm 87.1
Compression ratio 9.6
Features OHV
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.7
Fuel type 92
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Dodge Caravan 2002)
— city
— highway
— combined
18.0
10.3
13.2
Engine lifespan, km ~375 000

Disadvantages of the EGH engine

  • The engines of this line are very reliable, but they are characterized by high fuel consumption;
  • On units until 2000, there was a problem with breakage of the valve rocker axle supports;
  • After 2002, a plastic intake manifold appeared, which often burst;
  • Aluminum cylinder heads are very afraid of overheating, so antifreeze leaks are not uncommon here;
  • Closer to 200,000 km, the timing chain may stretch and oil consumption may appear.

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