Engine Audi CABA

The 1.8-liter Audi CABA 1.8 TFSI engine was produced at the concern’s factories from 2008 to 2009 and was installed only on the most basic modifications of the A4 B8 with a manual transmission. This motor was only offered for one year until it was replaced by the EA888 gen2 CDHA unit.

The EA888 gen1 series includes: BYT, BZB, CABA, CABB, CABD, CAWA, CAWB, CBFA, CCTA, CCTB.


Production years 2008-2009
Displacement, cc 1798
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 120
Torque output, Nm 230
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 84.2
Compression ratio 9.6
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator on the intake shaft
Turbocharging KKK K03
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.6
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi A4 2008)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~260 000
Weight, kg 154

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B8 (8K) in 2008 – 2009.

Disadvantages of the Audi CABA engine

  • This motor has a very short-lived timing chain, sometimes it lasts less than 100 thousand km;
  • There were also many cases of chain jumping after parking in gear;
  • Inlet valves and swirl flaps in the manifold quickly coke here;
  • Increased coking is the main cause of engine instability;
  • Other weaknesses in the engine include ignition coils, water pump and catalyst.

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