Chrysler's 2.7L engine suffers from a number of design and mechanical defects that make it highly suceptible to oil sludge and contamination.
For starters, the engine typically runs hot due to a defective crankcase ventilation system. Chryser 2.7L engine is highly suceptible to oil sludge due to three key factors:
- The engine runs hot due to a defective crankcase ventilation system.
- It has insufficient oil capacity to disappate that heat, putting extra stress on the oil as it works.
- It has a timing-chain driven water pump that commonly leaks into the crankcase and fails to do its job.
Even with proper maintenance, these engines are bound to clog up.
DaimlerChrysler hired a 3rd party company to handle defective 2.7L Engine warranty claims, but made it extremely hard to ever win a claim. To even receive consideration, the owner will need to have records indicating an oil change every 3,000 miles that were done only by a certified Chrysler or Dodge dealer. According to them, if you changed the oil in your car it’s your fault.
- LH EER
- 2.7L V6
- Oil Capacity
- Water Cooled