The 1.9-liter VW ABL 1.9 TD diesel engine was produced by the company from 1992 to 2003 and was installed in various versions of the popular Transporter minibus in the back of the T4. It is such power units as the ABL that have earned the Transporter a reputation as a workhorse.
|Power output, hp||68|
|Torque output, Nm||140|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 8v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||79.5|
|Piston stroke, mm||95.5|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.8|
|Euro standards||EURO 1/2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Transporter T4 1995)
|Engine lifespan, km||~475 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Volkswagen Transporter T4 (7D) in 1992 – 2003.
Disadvantages of the VW ABL engine
- This power unit is afraid of overheating, the aluminum cylinder head cracks quickly;
- Another well-known diesel problem is fuel leaks through injection pump gaskets;
- The timing belt is designed for 60,000 km, if you miss a replacement, the valves will bend if it breaks;
- At long runs, the turbine often requires attention, it simply drives lubricant;
- The main disadvantage of these motors is their age and wear, respectively.