Engine Dodge ECH

The Dodge ECH or Magnum 2.0 2.0-liter gasoline engine was built from 1999 to 2004 and was installed in sports versions of the popular Neon model, such as R / T or ACR. This motor was distinguished from the ECB unit by the presence of an intake manifold with variable geometry.

The Neon series also includes internal combustion engines: EBD, ECB, ECC, EDT, EDZ and EDV.

The engine was installed on:

  • Dodge Neon 2 (PL) in 1999 – 2004.


Production years 1999-2004
Displacement, cc 1996
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 150
Torque output, Nm 183
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 87.5
Piston stroke, mm 83
Compression ratio 9.8
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.3
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Dodge Neon 2002)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~260 000

Disadvantages of the ECH engine

  • This is a rare engine that was installed only on sports versions of the Neon model;
  • The most problems here are in the cooling system: the hoses and the thermostat are cracking;
  • Therefore, the most common breakdown is overheating with gasket breakdown and cylinder head warping;
  • At high mileage, grease leaks from oil seals or oil burners are often encountered;
  • The timing belt resource is about 100,000 km, and when the valve breaks, it usually bends.

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