Engine Dodge EBA

The 1.8-liter 16-valve Dodge EBA engine was produced by the company from 2006 to 2009 and was installed only on basic modifications of the popular Caliber model before its restyling. The motor was developed jointly with Hyundai and Mitsubishi as part of the World Gasoline Engine Alliance.

The World engine series also includes internal combustion engines: ECN, ED3 and ED4.

The engine was installed on:

  • Dodge Caliber 1 (PM) in 2006 – 2009.


Production years 2006-2009
Displacement, cc 1798
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 148
Torque output, Nm 169
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 86
Piston stroke, mm 77.4
Compression ratio 10.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual VVT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.3
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Dodge Caliber 2011)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~220 000

Disadvantages of the EBA engine

  • The most common problems are related to contamination and breakage of the electronic choke;
  • Also, owners regularly encounter antifreeze leaks from the thermostat unit;
  • The fuel pump, the crankshaft pulley damper and the engine support are distinguished by a low resource;
  • Closer to 200,000 km, the timing chain is usually extended and oil scraper rings lie;
  • Of all the units in the series, only the 1.8-liter often suffered from scuffing in the cylinders.

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