Engine Dodge EGS

The Dodge EGS 4.0-liter 24-valve V6 engine was assembled in Trenton from 2006 to 2011 and was only used in the Nitro mid-size SUV, which is a clone of the Jeep Liberty.

The LH series also includes internal combustion engines: EER, EGW, EGE, EGG, EGF, EGN and EGQ.

The engine was installed on:

  • Dodge Nitro 1 (KA) in 2006 – 2011.


Production years 2006-2011
Displacement, cc 3952
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 260
Torque output, Nm 360
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 96
Piston stroke, mm 91
Compression ratio 10.3
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Dodge Nitro 2008)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~310 000

Disadvantages of the EGS engine

  • The problem of this unit is in narrow oil channels and their rapid slagging;
  • Lack of lubrication contributes to accelerated wear of the liners and engine seizure;
  • The reason for the floating speed of the internal combustion engine is usually the contamination of the throttle or the USR valve;
  • Exhaust valves also suffer from soot, which cease to close tightly;
  • Also, there are often leaks of coolant from under the pump gasket.

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