Engine Jeep EPE

The Jeep EPE or AMC 150 2.5-liter gasoline engine was produced from 1983 to 2002 and was installed on such popular SUVs of the company as the Wrangler, Comanche and Cherokee. Until 1985, there was a carburetor, until 1990, TBI single injection, and then MPI distributed injection.

The AMC series also includes internal combustion engines: ERH.

The engine was installed on:

  • Dodge Dakota 1 (AN) in 1995 – 1996;
  • Dodge Dakota 2 (DN) in 1996 – 2002;
  • Eagle Premier in 1987 – 1989;
  • Jeep Cherokee 2 (XJ) in 1983 – 2001;
  • Jeep Comanche 1 (MJ) in 1985 – 1992;
  • Jeep Wrangler 1 (YJ) in 1986 – 1995;
  • Jeep Wrangler 2 (TJ) in 1986 – 2002.

Specifications of the carburetor version 1983 – 1985

Production years 1983-1985
Displacement, cc 2464
Fuel system carburetor
Power output, hp 105
Torque output, Nm 179
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 98.4
Piston stroke, mm 81
Compression ratio 9.2
Features OHV
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.8
Fuel type 92
Euro standards EURO 0
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

Specifications of the single injection version 1986 – 1990

Production years 1986-1990
Displacement, cc 2464
Fuel system single injection
Power output, hp 117 – 121
Torque output, Nm 183 – 191
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 98.4
Piston stroke, mm 81
Compression ratio 9.2
Features OHV
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.8
Fuel type 92
Euro standards EURO 1
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000

Specifications of the injector version 1991 – 2002

Production years 1991-2002
Displacement, cc 2464
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 120 – 130
Torque output, Nm 190 – 200
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 98.4
Piston stroke, mm 81
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 3.8
Fuel type 92
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Jeep Cherokee 1995)
— city
— highway
— combined
13.2
9.1
11.7
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000

Disadvantages of the EPE engine

  • These power units are reliable and very hardy, but their age makes itself felt;
  • The engine has many modifications and it is very difficult to find some spare parts;
  • Versions of this engine with a carburetor are especially problematic in their operation;
  • At high mileage, the rear crankshaft oil seal often flows, and its replacement is expensive;
  • Old or low-quality antifreeze greatly reduces the life of the pump and thermostat.

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