Engine Audi AKF

The 3.3-liter diesel engine Audi AKF or A8 3.3 TDI was produced from 2000 to 2002 and was installed only on the first generation of the A8 sedan in modifications after its restyling. This is the only V8 diesel with a timing belt, the following versions were equipped with a chain system.

The EA898 series also includes: AKF, ASE, BTR, CKDA, CCGA, CZAC, DHVA.


Production years 2000-2002
Displacement, cc 3328
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 224
Torque output, Nm 480
Cylinder block cast iron V8
Block head aluminum 32v
Cylinder bore, mm 78.3
Piston stroke, mm 86.4
Compression ratio 18.0
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging Garrett GTA1749V
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.0
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi A8 2001)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 220

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A8 D2 (4D) in 2000 – 2002.

Disadvantages of the Audi AKF engine

  • The most famous problem with this engine is the rapid wear of the camshafts;
  • At the same time, rockers are often destroyed, and hydraulic lifters also require replacement;
  • In second place there are failures in the fuel system: injectors and injection pumps fail;
  • Carefully monitor the condition of the timing belt, as with a break, the valves bend;
  • Other weaknesses include turbines, flow meters and a weak cooling system.

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