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What are some specifications of the Dodge 318 engine?

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The Dodge 318 engine is a v-type engine with a single cam. It's lightweight and had overhead valves with hydraulic roller tappets. This engine performs best when given unleaded fuel with an octane rating of 87.

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The firing order of a Dodge 318 engine is 1,8,4,3,6,5,7,2. It has full flow filtration and a pressure feed lubrication system. This engine puts out 230 horsepower at 4400 rmp, and has a displacement of 318 cubic inches.

The Dodge 318 engine has a bore and stroke of 3.91 x 3.31 inches and a compression ratio of 91:1. It has a torque of 300 foot pounds and an oil capacity of 5 quarts. Both the cylinder head and block are made of cast iron, and the liquid-cooled, forced circulation cooling system has a capacity of 17 quarts.

The pistons of a Dodge 318 motor are aluminum allow with strut and the camshaft is nodular cast iron. The engine's combustion chambers are wedge with a high-swirl valve shrouding. The throttle body bore is 50 millimeters and the valves have a stem to guide clearance of between 0.001 to 0.003 inches.

The face angle of both the intake and exhaust valves is 43.25 to 43.75 degrees and the valve lift is 0.432 inches. The overall length of the valves is 4.893 to 4.918 inches for the intake vales and 4.907 to 4.932 for the exhaust valves.

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