Engine Audi AYM

The 2.5-liter Audi AYM 2.5 TDI engine was produced by a German company from 2001 to 2003 and was installed on such popular concern models as the A4 B6, A6 C5, and also the Skoda Superb. This unit, in its design, was transitional between the motors of the A-series and B-series.

The EA330 series also includes: AFB, AKE, AKN, AYM, BAU, BDG, BDH.


Production years 2001-2003
Displacement, cc 2496
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 155
Torque output, Nm 310
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 78.3
Piston stroke, mm 86.4
Compression ratio 19.5
Features 2 x DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging VGT
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.0
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi A4 B6 2002)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~270 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B6 (8E) in 2001 – 2002;
  • Audi A6 C5 (4B) in 2001 – 2002;
  • Skoda Superb 1 (3U) in 2001 – 2003.

Disadvantages of the Audi AYM engine

  • First of all, it is worth noting the very rapid wear of the camshaft cams and rockers;
  • Many engine problems are associated with failures of the Bosch VP44 electronically controlled injection pump;
  • This engine is also famous for frequent oil leaks, especially from under the valve covers;
  • On runs over 200 thousand km, turbine geometry often wedges from pollution;
  • Hydraulic compensators and pressure reducing valves fail from bad oil.

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