The 4.0-liter diesel engine Audi ASE or A8 4.0 TDI was produced from 2003 to 2005 and was installed only on our popular A8 sedan in the back of D3 before its first restyling. This V8 diesel had an unsuccessful timing design and quickly gave way to 4.2 TDI engines.
The EA898 series also includes: AKF, ASE, BTR, CKDA, CCGA.
|Fuel system||Common Rail|
|Power output, hp||275|
|Torque output, Nm||650|
|Cylinder block||cast iron V8|
|Block head||aluminum 32v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||81|
|Piston stroke, mm||95.5|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||9.5|
|Euro standards||EURO 4|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi A8 2004)
|Engine lifespan, km||~260 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Audi A8 D3 (4E) in 2003 – 2005.
Disadvantages of the Audi ASE engine
- This motor had weak timing chain tensioners, which often led to a jump;
- Also here, the intake manifold flaps often fell off and fell into the cylinders;
- The remaining massive engine problems are usually related to fuel system failures;
- Saving on oil here greatly reduces the life of turbines and hydraulic lifters;
- Check the condition of the glow plugs or they will simply break when unscrewed.