Chrysler 6.4L (392 cu in) firing order — what is it?
Maximizing power and efficiency with the Chrysler 6.4L firing order.
Among all the Chrysler engines out there, the HEMI V8 family of engines is probably the most sought-after one. If you happen to own a car with the iconic 6.4-liter HEMI V8 under the hood, that’s an engine that deserves a soft touch and regular servicing.
With the right tools and the Chrysler 6.4L (392 cu in) firing order, you’ll have an easier time maintaining the engine as it’s supposed to be maintained. We won’t waste any more of your time, so let’s get into the guide on the engine’s firing sequence and the cylinder configuration to set you on the right track.
Chrysler 6.4L firing order
The most important thing here is that the Chrysler 6.4L firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. It’s the same firing order that can be used for other HEMI V8 engines from the brand, so at least you can’t mix things up here. Now that you know the firing order you can use it to check each cylinder based on its firing position.
The only thing you need to know along with that is the cylinder numbering and what you need to look for when checking up on the cylinders. The 6.4-liter engine is known for cylinder misfires, so you can use the cylinder firing order to see which cylinder is misfiring.
Chrysler 6.4L cylinder diagram
Now you know the firing order, it’s time we get to the cylinder layout. That’s the best way of applying the firing order and it’s a good thing this engine is fairly simple for a V8 configuration. The cylinders 1, 3, 5, and 7 are all located on the left side of the engine or the driver’s side.
On the other hand, cylinders 2, 4, 6, and 8 are on the opposite side or the passenger’s side of the engine. To get started, it’s important to identify the first cylinder at the start, so now you’ll know that it’s the front-most cylinder on the driver’s side.
Chrysler 6.4L vehicle applications
The one thing we have yet to discuss is the vehicle application of this engine. So, we’ll not only include all the Chrysler models that use this engine, but also all the other Chrysler group models:
- Chrysler 300C SRT
- Dodge Challenger
- Dodge Charger SRT 392
- Dodge Durango SRT
- Jeep Cherokee SRT
- Jeep Grand Wagoneer
- Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392
If you own any of these powered by the 6.4-liter V8 engine, the firing order will be 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2.
Ultimately, the 6.4-liter engine is pretty solid in terms of reliability, but you can extend its lifespan and prevent misfires by using the firing order and details we’ve outlined above.
We hope to have helped with the maintenance of your car’s engine and to have made the cylinder identification process easier.