Engine Jeep ELF

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.

Specifications

Production years 1992-2002
Displacement, cc 5210
Fuel system injector
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
Compression ratio 9.1
Features OHV
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 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Jeep Grand Cherokee 1994)
— city
— highway
— combined
20.1
13.1
15.9
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.

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