Engine Dodge EZH

The 5.7-liter V8 Dodge EZH or HEMI 5.7 engine has been produced at the plant in Mexico since 2008 and is installed on such popular company models as the Challenger, Charger, Grand Cherokee. This engine belongs to an updated line with a variable valve timing system VCT.

The HEMI series also includes internal combustion engines: EZA, EZB, ESF and ESG.

One of the main advantages of the EZH engine is a long service life. So, according to the manufacturer, when using high-quality fuels and lubricants and timely replacement of consumables, the internal combustion engine can travel at least 350 thousand kilometers without a major overhaul.

In the timing system, engineers used a chain, which greatly increases the life of the unit and reduces the likelihood of valve jams.

The engine was installed on:

  • Chrysler 300C 1 (LX) in 2008 – 2010;
  • Chrysler 300C 2 (LD) in 2011 – …;
  • Dodge Charger 1 (LX) in 2008 – 2010;
  • Dodge Charger 2 (LD) in 2011 – …;
  • Dodge Challenger 3 (LC) in 2008 – …;
  • Dodge Durango 3 (WD) in 2010 – …;
  • Dodge Ram 4 (DS) in 2009 – …;
  • Jeep Commander 1 (XK) in 2008 – 2010;
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 3 (WK) in 2008 – 2010;
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 4 (WK2) in 2010 – …


Production years 2008-…
Cylinder block alloy cast iron
Fuel system injector
Configuration V8
Number of cylinders 8
Valves per cylinder 2
Block head aluminum, 16v
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator VCT
Turbocharging no
Piston stroke, mm 90.9
Cylinder bore, mm 99.5
Compression ratio 10.3
Displacement, cc 5654
Power output, hp 355 – 395
Torque output, Nm 525 – 555
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Weight, kg
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Dodge Charger 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.7
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000

Disadvantages of the EZH engine

  • With reliability, such engines are all right, but fuel consumption is high;
  • Proprietary MDS system and hydraulic lifters love oil type 0W-20 and 5W-20;
  • From low-quality fuel, the EGR valve can quickly become clogged and start to stick;
  • Often the exhaust manifold leads here, so much so that the studs of its fastening burst;
  • Many owners experience strange sounds, they are called Hemi ticking.

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