Engine Jeep EVC

The 4.7-liter V8 Jeep EVC or PowerTech High Output engine was assembled from 2002 to 2008 and was installed on the Grand Cherokee SUV and for a very short time on Ram or Dakota pickups. The motor differed from its counterpart not only in greater power, but also in the presence of a knock sensor.

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

The engine was installed on:

  • Dodge Dakota 3 (ND) in 2007 – 2008;
  • Dodge Ram 3 (DT) in 2007 – 2008;
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 2 (WJ) in 2002 – 2004;
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 3 (WK) in 2007 – 2008.


Production years 2002-2008
Displacement, cc 4701
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 255 – 265
Torque output, Nm 420 – 450
Cylinder block cast iron V8
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 93
Piston stroke, mm 86.5
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 5.7
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Jeep Grand Cherokee 2002)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

Disadvantages of the EVC engine

  • The engine requires specific oils or its narrow oil passages will become clogged;
  • Also, due to the wrong choice of lubricant, hydraulic lifters often stick here;
  • Significantly less often, but periodically there is a loss of valve seats;
  • Timing consists of three chains with a resource of 200 thousand km;
  • But your main expenses will be associated with excessively high fuel consumption.

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