The 2.5-liter Audi AKE 2.5 TDI engine was produced by the German concern from 1999 to 2005 and was installed on the company’s most popular models, such as the A4 B6, A6 C5 or A8 D2. This power unit is the only one from the A-series, which was assembled in parallel with the B-series.
The EA330 series also includes: AFB, AKE, AKN, AYM, BAU, BDG, BDH.
|Fuel system||direct injection|
|Power output, hp||180|
|Torque output, Nm||370|
|Cylinder block||cast iron V6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||78.3|
|Piston stroke, mm||86.4|
|Features||2 x DOHC|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||6.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi A6 C5 2000)
|Engine lifespan, km||~240 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Audi A4 B6 (8E) in 2000 – 2004;
- Audi A6 C5 (4B) in 1999 – 2005;
- Audi A8 D2 (4D) in 2000 – 2002.
Disadvantages of the Audi AKE engine
- Most often, owners complain about the rapid wear of the camshaft cams and rockers;
- Next in popularity are the problems of the electronically controlled injection pump Bosch VP44;
- The vane pump, which pumps fuel from the tank, is also not very reliable;
- Oil often oozes from under the valve cover and at the joints of the block with a sump or cylinder head;
- The weak points here also include pressure reducing valves and a viscous coupling bearing.