Engine Dodge EGW

The Dodge EGW 3.2-liter V6 gasoline engine was produced by the concern from 1997 to 2001 and was installed only on a couple of related models: the second-generation Concorde and Intrepid. There was a slightly less powerful version of this power unit under a different EKK index.

The LH series also includes internal combustion engines: EER, EGE, EGG, EGF, EGN, EGS and EGQ.

The 3.2 L version came along with the updated LH platform in 1998. It was an SOHC 4-valve design displacing 3.2 L; 197.2 cu in (3,231 cc) with a smaller 92 mm (3.62 in) bore but the same 81 mm (3.19 in) stroke as the 3.5. It produced 225 hp (168 kW) and 225 lb⋅ft (305 N⋅m) and met the TLEV standard. It was discontinued after the 2001 model year.[1]

The engine was installed on:

  • Chrysler Concorde 2 in 1997 – 2001;
  • Dodge Intrepid 2 (LH) in 1997 – 2001.

Specifications

Production years 1997-2001
Displacement, cc 3231
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 225
Torque output, Nm 305
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 92
Piston stroke, mm 81
Compression ratio 10.1
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.2
Fuel type 92
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Dodge Intrepid 2000)
— city
— highway
— combined
13.1
8.4
11.2
Engine lifespan, km ~320 000

Disadvantages of the EGW engine

  • A well-known problem of the motor is the rapid slagging of oil channels;
  • This, in turn, turns into oil starvation and cranking of the liners;
  • Due to carbon formation, the exhaust valves may not close tightly here;
  • Also, due to contamination of the throttle assembly, idle speeds often float here;
  • Often there are antifreeze leaks from under the pump gasket or heater tube.

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