What Are Some Characteristics of the Dodge 5.9 Engine?


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The 5.9-liter eight-cylinder Dodge engine is a liquid-cooled gasoline engine with cast aluminum alloy pistons and a cast iron construction for the block, head and crankshaft. Its valves are arranged in-line, and the cylinders are numbered front to back with the odd numbers on the left.

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The engine's displacement is 360 cubic inches. It generates 245 horsepower at 4,000 revolutions per minute, which produces 330 foot-pounds of torque. The wedge combustion chambers have high swirl valve shrouding and contain elliptical cylinders that expand under pressure to a nearly round shape. The engine runs on unleaded fuel with a minimum 87 octane rating.

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