Chrysler 2.7 L V6 (ERR)

Chrysler 2.7 L V6 (ERR)The Chrysler 2.7 L (ERR) is a 2.7 l (2,703 cc, 167.0 natural aspirated V6 90° four-stroke gasoline engine manufactured by Chrysler from 1997 up to 2010.

The Chrysler 2.7 L V6 engine features an aluminum block and two aluminum cylinder heads with a dual camshaft (DOHC) and four valves per cylinder (24 valves in total). The Chrysler 2.7 L V6 engine is equipped with a Sequential Multi-Port Electronic Fuel Injection system and Direct Ignition System (DIS). Redline is 6,464 rpm for the original version and 6,600 rpm for the LX.

It has an 86.0 mm (3.39 in) cylinder bore and 78.5 mm (3.09 in) piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 9.7:1 or 9.9:1 (for the LX series). The ERR engine produces 181.0 PS (133 kW; 178.5 HP) at 6,400 rpm or 202.6 PS (149 kW; 200.0 HP) at 6,600 rpm of horsepower and 258 N·m (26.3 kg·m, 190.1 ft·lb) at 4,850 rpm of maximum torque.

General information

Engine Specifications
Engine model Chrysler 2.7 L V6 (ERR)
Layout Four stroke, V6
Fuel type Gasoline (petrol)
Production 1997-2010
Displacement 2.7 L, 2,703 cm3 (167.0 cu in)
Fuel system Sequential Multiport Fuel Injection
Power adder None
Power output 181.0 PS (133 kW; 179.0 HP) at 6,400 rpm
202.6 PS (149 kW; 200.0 HP) at 6,600 rpm
Torque output 258 N·m (26.3 kg·m, 190.1 ft·lb) at 4,850 rpm
Firing order 1-2-3-4-5-6
Dimensions (L x W x H):

Cylinder block

The Chrysler 2.7 L V6 (ERR) engine has an aluminum block with cast-iron cylinder liners and a four-bearings crankshaft supported system. The cylinder bore is 86.0 mm (3.39 in), piston stroke is 78.5 mm (3.09 in). This motor has aluminum alloy pistons with two compression rings and one oil control ring, forged steel connecting rods, and nodular iron crankshaft. The crankshaft main journal diameter is 63.5 mm (2.5 in) and the crankpin diameter is 53.5 mm (2.11 in). The crankshaft is a three-throw split pin design with six counterweights for balancing purposes.

Cylinder block
Cylinder block alloy Aluminum
Compression ratio: Original: 9.7:1
LX: 9.9:1
Cylinder bore: 86.0 mm (3.39 in)
Piston stroke: 78.5 mm (3.09 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil): 2/1
Number of main bearings: 4
Cylinder inner diameter (standard): 86.000 mm (3.3858 in)
Piston pin outer diameter: 21.997-22.000 mm (0.866-0.8661 in)
Piston ring side clearance: Top 0.035-0.083 mm (0.0014-0.0033 in)
Second 0.040-0.080 mm (0.0016-0.0031 in)
Oil 0.058-0.204 mm (0.0023-0.008 in)
Piston ring end gap: Top 0.200-0.360 mm (0.0079-0.0142 in)
Second 0.370-0.630 mm (0.0146-0.0248 in)
Oil 0.250-0.760 mm (0.0098-0.0299 in)
Crankshaft main journal diameter: 63.490-63.510 mm (2.4996-2.5004 in)
Crankpin diameter: 53.490-53.510 mm (2.1059-2.1067 in)

Connecting rod cap bolts

  • Step 1: 27 Nm; 2.7 kg·m; 20 ft·lb
  • Step 2: Turn all bolts 90°

Crankshaft main bearing cap (outer bolts)

  • Step 1: 27 Nm; 2.7 kg·m; 20 ft·lb
  • Step 2: Turn all bolts 90°

Crankshaft main bearing cap (inner bolts)

  • Step 1: 20 Nm; 2.04 kg·m; 14.76 ft·lb
  • Step 2: Turn all bolts 90°

Cylinder head

The cylinder heads are made of an aluminum alloy. The cylinder head features four valves per cylinder with pressed in powdered metal valve guides. The engine has dual overhead camshafts (DOHC). The camshafts are driven by timing chains. The Chrysler ERR 2.7L V6 engine is equipped with hydraulic valve tappets.

Cylinder head
Block head alloy Aluminum
Valve Arrangement: DOHC, chain drive
Head surface flatness
Valves: 24 (4 valves per cylinder)
Intake valve timing 222°
Exhaust valve timing: 220°
Valve head diameter: INTAKE 33.670-33.930 mm (1.3256-1.3358 in)
EXHAUST 27.670-27.930 mm (1.0894-1.0996 in)
Valve length: INTAKE 107.89-108.39 mm (4.2476-4.2673 in)
EXHAUST 105.88-106.38 mm (4.1685-4.1882 in)
Valve stem diameter: INTAKE 5.934-5.952 mm (0.2336-0.2343 in)
EXHAUST 5.906-5.924 mm (0.2325-0.2332 in)
Valve spring free length: INTAKE 45.63 mm (1.7965 in)
EXHAUST 45.63 mm (1.7965 in)

Maintenance data

Compression pressure
Minimum 689 kPa
Oil system
Recommended engine oil SAE: 5W-30
Oil type API API: Diamler-Chrysler Mopar or equivalent
Engine oil capacity (Refill capacity) 5.7 L (6.02 US. qt, 5.02 Imp. qt.)
Oil pressure Idle speed: 34.7 kPA, (5 psi)
3,000 rpm 300-724 kPA, (45-105 psi)
Ignition system
Spark plug Champion RE10PMC5
Spark plug gap 0.048-0.058 mm (0.0019-0.0023 in)
Spark plug tightening torque 17 N·m (1.7 kg·m, 12.5 ft·lb)

Vehicle applications

Model Years Produced
Chrysler 300M (Europe) 1998–2001
Chrysler Concorde 1998–2004
Dodge/Chrysler Intrepid 1998–2004
Dodge Stratus sedan 2001–2006
Chrysler Sebring convertible and sedan 2001–2010
Dodge Magnum SE 2005–2008
Chrysler 300 2005–2010
Dodge Charger SE 2006–2010
Dodge Avenger 2008–2010
Dodge Journey (non-US markets) 2009–2010
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  1. just skimming I can see a couple things wrong:

    – the 2.7L is 167 in^3
    – it had an aluminum block with steel sleeves

    I didn’t read beyond that to check what else but you might want to double check.

    • EER is just the engine code. Most car manufacturers assign an engine code to help identify the engine easily when looking for parts/upgrades/information.

  2. My car used to have the 2.7 lt 6 cil dohc WITH egr valve and pipes… and some other sensor on the top… I had to change it and get an almost identical engine WITHOUT the egr valve and pipes…

    Computer correctly states some sensors are DISCONNECTED… Nevertheless the “new” engine runs fine. Still, I need to know exactly what is the model/code of this engine?

    I can no longer search accurately for spare parts without this important data.

  3. I have a 2010 non us dodge journey
    In Australia the local parts shops say it takes 5.2L of oil
    but I changed the oil and filter put in 5L and it came up the dipstick by a lot had to drain almost 2L back out to get it to the level of full on the dipstick

    How can I find out if the owner before put a different dipstick in or why the difference is oil needed is so different

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