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Volga With Chrysler Engine. Secret Weapon

2023
Volga With Chrysler Engine. Secret Weapon
Volga With Chrysler Engine. Secret Weapon
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At the beginning of the year, GAZ made another maneuver, announcing the impending reduction in passenger production, and then, taking advantage of the confusion of buyers, introduced a new weapon into the battle - the Volga GAZ 3110 with the Chrysler engine. We already wrote about the prototypes (ЗР, 2005, No. 9), and now, finally, we got acquainted with a commercial vehicle.

Surprisingly, the usual outlines of the Volga are perceived differently. Before you is no longer a lazy "barge", but a large, comfortable, although not the most chic car.

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Visible differences begin in the cabin - an updated instrument panel immediately catches the eye. The fact that arrows rotate stepper motors controlled by a microprocessor here does not affect usability. This is beneficial to the plant: by changing the program, you can attach a combination to any car. We liked the spacious scales and a pair of LCD displays that have information about daily and total mileage, as well as oil pressure and voltage in the on-board network.

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The main news, of course, under the hood - the four-cylinder DCC 2.4L DOHC engine fit right there. But the inscription "Chrysler", indicating the eminent origin of the unit, no. It didn’t fit, I guess. The layout of the compartment compared to the prototype has changed slightly. So, the adsorber of the gas tank ventilation system moved forward to the right side, giving way to the engine control unit. And a resonant chamber appeared on the air filter pipe. In general, everything looks very solidly, only a plastic intake manifold inspires vague fears: will it withstand our frosts?

However, the testers claim that up to minus thirty there were no problems with start-up and operation. More messing around with the selection of oil in the gearbox and rear axle. On the fly, the engine runs softer than the Volga, the metal component disappeared from the sound spectrum. Not surprising, because the Chrysler is much more perfect than the previous unit. In its design, for example, used a locking plate - the base of the block. In addition to increasing durability, this reduced the tendency for resonance vibrations to occur. The balancing shafts, the two-layer pallet, and the carefully prescribed control program also played their role. But this is not all - heart transplantation was accompanied by a whole range of activities. We changed the bearings of the power unit, used a dual-mass flywheel with a powerful built-in torsional vibration damper, developed a new exhaust system with an original suspension, and a soundproof screen was fitted to the bottom near the gearbox.

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We could not find failures in engine performance. However, according to the sensations, the aggregate pulls the most in the range from 2000 to 4000 rpm, and after 5000 it already strives to "go to rest". However, to twist the ringing motor of such a solid car to anything.

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