Engine Audi ALG

The 2.8-liter gasoline engine Audi ALG 2.8 V6 was produced by the company from 1997 to 2000 and was installed on the most popular models of the concern of its time: A4 B5, A6 C5 and A8 D2. This power unit replaced a similar ACK and gave way to the motor under the APR index.

The EA835 series includes: ABC, AAH, ALF, BDV, ARE, ACK, ALG, BBJ, ASN.


Production years 1997-2000
Displacement, cc 2771
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 193
Torque output, Nm 280
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 30v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 86.4
Compression ratio 10.3
Features 2 x DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chains & belt
Phase regulator hydraulic chain tensioner
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Audi A6 1998)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~340 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B5 (8D) in 1997 – 2000;
  • Audi A6 C5 (4B) in 1997 – 1999;
  • Audi A8 D2 (4D) in 1997 – 1999;
  • Volkswagen Passat B5 (3B) in 1997 – 1999.

Disadvantages of the Audi ALG engine

  • Most often, owners complain about lubricant and antifreeze leaks, especially after overheating;
  • Bad oil here quickly affects the operation of hydraulic lifters and tensioners;
  • The timing belt may not last the prescribed 90 thousand km, and when it breaks, the valves bend;
  • At high mileage, an electrician delivers a lot of problems: sensors, coils, lambda;
  • The remaining breakdowns are associated with contamination of the crankcase ventilation, throttle and idle valve.

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