Engine Jeep EXJ

The 3.0-liter diesel V6 Jeep EXJ or 3.0 EcoDiesel engine has been produced since 2019 and is put on the popular Jeep Wrangler in the US market or a pickup truck based on it Gladiator. A similar diesel engine is installed on RAM 1500 pickups, but under its own EXH index.

The VM Motori series includes: ENC, ENJ, ENS, ENR, EXF, EXJ, EXN, EXA.


Production years since 2019
Displacement, cc 2987
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 264
Torque output, Nm 600
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 92
Compression ratio 16.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging yes
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.5
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Jeep Wrangler 2021)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 220

The engine was installed on:

  • Jeep Gladiator 2 (JT) since 2020;
  • Jeep Wrangler 4 (JL) since 2019.

Disadvantages of the Jeep EXJ engine

  • Engines of 2019 – 2021 came under recall, they were replaced with a defective high-pressure fuel pump for a new one.
  • Sometimes this did not help, as parts of the pump managed to get into the fuel system.
  • Another recall campaign was carried out to replace cracked EGR coolers.
  • Also on specialized forums they complain about sensitive turbo lag and leaks from the oil cooler.

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