Chrysler Slant-Six engine
|Operating principle:||gasoline engine|
|Style:||Inline engine |
|displacement:||2.8 l to 3.7 l|
|Valve control:||Overhead valves|
The name Slant-Six is composed of the number of cylinders (six), and the installation form of the engine. In order to find enough space under the small, flat bonnet of the Plymouth Valiant , the engine was installed tilted 30 ° to the side with the water pump flanged laterally instead of front. A positive side effect of this measure was that the manifolds could be sized better due to the larger space available.
Since it is an engine with a countercurrent cylinder head , the intake manifold and exhaust manifold are on the same side of the engine. Although this design is not suitable for very high performance, but for the Slant-Six proved to be extremely reliable and earned the reputation of indestructibility. Some engines were cast from aluminum , but this episode lasted only briefly, the majority was made of gray iron .
The engine was built from 1959 to 1978 in cars of Chrysler, in commercial vehicles such as the Dodge Ram even to 1987.
|design type||capacity||Bore × stroke||construction time|
|Inline engine |
|170 cubic inches (CID) (2790 cc)||3.40 × 3,125 in (86.4 × 79.4 mm)||1960-1969|
|198 CID (3249 cc)||3.40 × 3.64 in (86.4 × 92.5 mm)||1970-1974|
|225 CID (3682 cc)||3.40 × 4,125 in (86.4 × 104.8 mm)||1960-1978|