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 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.
The engine was installed on:
- Chrysler Concorde 2 in 1997 – 2001;
- Dodge Intrepid 2 (LH) in 1997 – 2001.
|Power output, hp||225|
|Torque output, Nm||305|
|Cylinder block||aluminum V6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||92|
|Piston stroke, mm||81|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||5.2|
|Euro standards||EURO 3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Dodge Intrepid 2000)
|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.