Engine Jeep EKG

The company assembled the 3.7-liter V6 Jeep EKG or PowerTech 3.7 engine from 2001 to 2012 and put it on mass pickup trucks and SUVs such as Durango, Nitro, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. The power unit has become quite widespread on the market.

The PowerTech series also includes internal combustion engines: EVA, EVC and EVE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Dodge Dakota 2 (DN) in 2002 – 2004;
  • Dodge Dakota 3 (ND) in 2004 – 2011;
  • Dodge Durango 2 (HB) in 2003 – 2008;
  • Dodge Nitro 1 (KA) in 2006 – 2011;
  • Dodge Ram 3 (DT) in 2001 – 2008;
  • Dodge Ram 4 (DS) in 2008 – 2012;
  • Jeep Cherokee 3 (KJ) in 2001 – 2007;
  • Jeep Cherokee 4 (KK) in 2007 – 2012;
  • Jeep Commander 1 (XK) in 2005 – 2010;
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 3 (WK) in 2004 – 2010;
  • Mitsubishi Raider 1 (ND) in 2005 – 2009.

Specifications

Production years 2001-2012
Displacement, cc 3701
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 200 – 215
Torque output, Nm 305 – 320
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 93
Piston stroke, mm 90.8
Compression ratio 9.7
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.7
Fuel type 92
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Jeep Cherokee 2010)
— city
— highway
— combined
16.9
8.9
11.7
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

Disadvantages of the EKG engine

  • This engine has narrow oil channels and therefore it is better not to save on lubrication;
  • The most common engine problem is sticking hydraulic lifters;
  • Sometimes car owners with this engine experience falling valve seats;
  • The three-chain timing chain runs about 200,000 km, and replacement is difficult and expensive;
  • The rest of the complaints are related to electrical glitches and high fuel consumption.

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