Chrysler 5.2 L (318 CID) Magnum V8

Chrysler 318 MagnumThe Chrysler 318 Magnum is a 5.2 L (5,210 cc, 318 cu·in) natural aspirated V8 90° four-stroke liquid-cooled internal combustion gasoline engine, manufactured by Chrysler Corporation from 1992 to 2003.

A 99.3 mm (3.91 in) cylinder bore and 84.0 mm (3.31 in) piston stroke give the 5.2 L (318 cu in) Magnum V6 engine a total of 5,210 cm3 of displacement. The compression ratio rating is 9.1:1.

This engine produced 234 PS (172 kW; 230 HP) at 4,100 rpm of horsepower and 400 N·m (40.8 kg·m, 294.8 ft·lb) at 3,000 rpm of peak torque.

The Chrysler 318 Magnum V8 engine features:

  • Eight-cylinder V-type 90°
  • Cast-iron cylinder block and heads
  • Nodular iron crankshaft and camshaft
  • Aluminum alloy pistons with two compression and single oil ring
  • Forged steel connecting rons
  • OHV design with single camshaft
  • Electronic ignition system with mechanical distributor
  • Multiple-point fuel injection system

General information

Engine Specifications
Engine model5.2 Magnum
Engine type4-stroke, OHV, V8 90°
Displacement5.2 L, 5,211 cm3, (318 cu·in)
Max. horsepower234 PS (172 kW; 230 HP) at 4,100 rpm
Max. torque400 N·m (40.8 kg·m, 294.8 ft·lb) at 3,000 rpm
Cooling systemLiquid-cooled
Lubricating systemPressurized lubrication
Ignition systemElectronic ignition system with mechanical distributor
Fuel systemMultiple-point fuel injection system
Fuel usedUnleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Firing order:1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2
Dimensions (L x W X H)
Dry weight

Cylinder Block and Head

Cylinder block
Cylinder block alloy:Cast-iron
Compression ratio:9.1:1
Cylinder bore:99.3 mm (3.91 in)
Piston stroke:84.0 mm (3.31 in)
Cylinder internal diameter (standard):99.314-99.365 mm (3.91-3.912 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil):2/1
Connecting rod small end diameter (standard):24.940-24.978 mm (0.9819-0.9834 in)
Piston pin diameter:24.996-25.001 mm (0.9841-0.9843 in)
Side clearance (Top):0.038-0.076 mm (0.0015-0.003 in)
Side clearance (Second):0.038-0.076 mm (0.0015-0.003 in)
Side clearance (Oil):0.060-0.210 mm (0.0024-0.0083 in)
Ring end gap (Top):0.254-0.508 mm (0.01-0.02 in)
Ring end gap (Second):0.254-0.508 mm (0.01-0.02 in)
Ring end gap (Oil):0.254-1.270 mm (0.01-0.05 in)
Ring width (Top):1.971-1.989 mm (0.0776-0.0783 in)
Ring width (Second):1.971-1.989 mm (0.0776-0.0783 in)
Ring width (Oil):3.848-3.975 mm (0.1515-0.1565 in)
Number of main bearings:5
Crankshaft main journal diameter:63.487-63.513 mm (2.4995-2.5005 in)
Crankpin journal diameter:53.950-53.975 mm (2.124-2.125 in)
Crankshaft center distance:42.0 mm (1.655 in)
Cylinder head
Cylinder head alloy:Cast-iron
Valve arrangement:OHV, chain driven
Valves:2 (16 valves in total)
Intake timig:250°
Exhaust timig:264°
Valve head diameter (INTAKE):48.665 mm (1.9159 in)
Valve head diameter (EXHAUST):41.250 mm (1.624 in)
Valve length (INTAKE):124.280-125.92 mm (4.8929-4.9575 in)
Valve length (EXHAUST):124.64-125.27 mm (4.9071-4.9319 in)
Valve steam diameter (INTAKE):7.899-7.925 mm (0.311-0.312 in)
Valve steam diameter (EXHAUST):7.899-7.925 mm (0.311-0.312 in)
Valve spring free length (INTAKE):49.962 mm (1.967 in)
Valve spring free length (EXHAUST):49.962 mm (1.967 in)

Tightening procedure and torque specs

Main bearing beam bolts:115 Nm; 11.5 kg·m; 85 ft·lb in two-three stages
Connecting rod bearing bolts61 Nm; 6.0 kg·m; 45 ft·lb
Flywheel fixing bolts75 Nm; 7.5 kg·m; 55 ft·lb
Cylinder head Step 1: 68 Nm; 6.8 kg·m; 50 ft·lb
Step 2: 143 Nm; 14.0 kg·m; 105 ft·lb
Cylinder head cover bolts11 Nm; 1.1 kg·m; 8.1 ft·lb

Service Data

Cylinder compression:689 kPa (100 psi)
Oil system
Lubrication system:Pressurized lubrication
Oil type:API: SH or SH/CD
Recommended oil:SAE 10W-30
Oil capacity: With oil filter: 4.7 L (5.0 US. qt, 4.14 Imp. qt.)
Oil pressure: 41.4 kPa (0.4 kg/cm3; 6 psi) at Idle rpm
207-552 kPa (2.1-5.6 kg/cm3; 30-80 psi) at 3,000 rpm
Fuel system
Type:Multiple-point fuel injection system
Ignition system
Type:Electronic ignition system with mechanical distributor
Spark plug:Champion RC12YC
Spark plug gap:0.9 mm (0.0354 in)
Spark plug torque:41.0 N·m (4.2 kg·m, 30.2 ft·lb)


ModelYears Produced
Dodge Dakota 5.2L1992–2000
Dodge Ram 5.2L1992–2001
Dodge Durango 5.2L1998–2000
Dodge Ramcharger 5.2L1992–1993
Dodge Ram Van 5.2L1992–2003
Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ 5.2L1993–1998
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