The 5.2-liter Jeep ELF or Magnum 318 V8 engine was produced by the company from 1992 to 2002 and installed in many of its pickups and SUVs, such as the Dakota, Durango and Grand Cherokee. This engine was distinguished by high reliability and endurance, but high fuel consumption.
The Magnum series also includes internal combustion engines: EML.
The engine was installed on:
- Dodge Dakota 1 (AN) in 1992 – 1996;
- Dodge Dakota 2 (DN) in 1996 – 2000;
- Dodge Durango 1 (DN) in 1997 – 2000;
- Dodge Ramcharger 2 in 1992 – 1993;
- Dodge Ram 1 (BR) in 1992 – 1993;
- Dodge Ram 2 (DR) in 1993 – 2002;
- Jeep Grand Cherokee 1 (ZJ) in 1992 – 1998.
|Power output, hp||210 – 230|
|Torque output, Nm||380 – 410|
|Cylinder block||cast iron V8|
|Block head||cast iron 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||99.3|
|Piston stroke, mm||84.1|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.7|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Jeep Grand Cherokee 1994)
|Engine lifespan, km||~450 000|
Disadvantages of the ELF engine
- This engine is very reliable and has no weaknesses, but its consumption is high;
- The most famous failure is air leakage through the intake manifold;
- Saving on the quality of lubricant here often leads to sticking of hydraulic lifters;
- The impressive mass of this power unit greatly limits the resource of its supports;
- Not the highest resource is also distinguished here: a gasoline pump and a water pump.