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The Timing Specs on a Dodge 360

by Manny Jeter

The Dodge 360 engine was first introduced in 1971 by Chrysler Motors. The 360 engine was featured on various trucks, such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Dakota and Dodge Durango. The engine's use was discontinued in American vehicles in 2002.

Piston Firing Order

The Dodge 360's pistons have a unique firing order. The first piston fires first followed by the eighth, fourth, third, sixth, fifth and seventh, while the second piston is the last to fire.

Valve Timing

The valve intake opens at 18 BTC and closes at 54 ABC. The exhaust valve opens at 57 BBC and closes at 15 ATC. The valves have a 33-degree overlap, and the intake and exhaust valves have a total duration of 25 seconds each.

Timing Chain

The Dodge 360's timing chain has a total of 68 links. It has a pitch of 0.375 inches and a width of 0.625 inches.

About the Author

Manny Jeter began writing in 2005. He has written for the newspaper "Daily Collegian" and the website CampusLive. Jeter completed the entrepreneurial initiative workshop and earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism at the University of Massachusetts.

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