The 2.4-liter Audi ALF 2.4 V6 engine was produced at the concern’s factories from 1997 to 2000 and was installed on the company’s most popular models of its time: A4 B5, and also A6 C5. This power unit has many analogues under other indices: AGA, APS, AML and ARJ.
The EA835 series includes: ABC, AAH, ALF, BDV, ARE, ACK, ALG, BBJ, ASN.
|Power output, hp||165|
|Torque output, Nm||230|
|Cylinder block||cast iron V6|
|Block head||aluminum 30v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||81|
|Piston stroke, mm||77.4|
|Features||2 x DOHC|
|Timing drive||chains & belt|
|Phase regulator||hydraulic chain tensioner|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||6.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi A6 1998)
|Engine lifespan, km||~330 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Audi A4 B5 (8D) in 1997 – 2000;
- Audi A6 C5 (4B) in 1997 – 2000.
Disadvantages of the Audi ALF engine
- These engines are quite reliable, the main problems for owners are leaks.
- If the power unit is allowed to overheat, oil and antifreeze leaks will increase significantly.
- Due to poor lubrication, hydraulic lifters and chain tensioners quickly fail.
- At high mileage, the electrician starts to fail regularly: sensors, coils, lambdas.
- Throttle or idle valve contamination is the main cause of floating engine speeds.