Engine Dodge ECE

The 2.0-liter Dodge ECE or 2.0 CRD diesel engine was produced from 2006 to 2011 and was installed on European versions of such popular models as Compass, Caliber or Journey. This motor was one of the variants of the Volkswagen 2.0 TDI diesel, which is known as BWD.

The Volkswagen series also includes internal combustion engines: ECD.

The engine was installed on:

  • Dodge Caliber 1 (PM) in 2006 – 2011;
  • Dodge Journey 1 (JC) in 2008 – 2011;
  • Jeep Compass 1 (MK) in 2007 – 2010;
  • Jeep Patriot 1 (MK) in 2007 – 2010.


Production years 2006-2011
Displacement, cc 1968
Fuel system injector pump
Power output, hp 140
Torque output, Nm 310
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 95.5
Compression ratio 18
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging VGT
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.3
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Dodge Journey 2009)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~280 000

Disadvantages of the ECE engine

  • The main part of the problems is delivered by the vagaries of piezoelectric pump injectors;
  • Also, due to pollution, the geometry of the turbocharger quite often wedges here;
  • The timing belt runs 120,000 km, and its breakage most often ends with a major overhaul;
  • On the forums, owners complain about oil consumption up to 1 liter per thousand km;
  • As in any modern diesel engine, a particulate filter and EGR cause a lot of trouble.

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