Engine Jeep ENS

The 2.8-liter R4 diesel engine Jeep ENS or 2.8 CRD was produced from 2006 to 2018 and was installed on the Grand Voyager minivan or SUVs Cherokee, Liberty, Wrangler, Nitro. This diesel engine manufactured by the Italian company VM Motori is also known as the RA 428 DOHC.

The VM Motori series includes: ENC, ENJ, ENS, ENR, EXF, EXJ, EXN, EXA.


Production years 2006-2018
Displacement, cc 2766
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 160 – 200
Torque output, Nm 360 – 460
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 94
Piston stroke, mm 100
Compression ratio 17.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging Garrett GTB1756VK
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.5
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Jeep Cherokee 2009)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Chrysler Grand Voyager 5 (RT) in 2007 – 2016;
  • Dodge Nitro 1 (KA) in 2007 – 2011;
  • Jeep Cherokee 4 (KK) in 2007 – 2012;
  • Jeep Wrangler 3 (JK) in 2006 – 2018.

Disadvantages of the ENS engine

  • In the fuel system of this diesel engine, the regulator valve of the high pressure fuel pump is most often worried;
  • Piezo injectors are also more demanding on fuel and have a low resource;
  • It cannot be called very reliable and the turbine often requires repair up to 100,000 km;
  • The timing belt is designed for 150,000 km, but when it breaks, only the rocker breaks;
  • The place of air leakage is often the connector of the fuel filter heater.

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