The 1.6-liter Volkswagen JP 1.6 D diesel engine was assembled at the factory from 1983 to 1992 and installed on such popular models as the Golf 2 and similar Jetta and Cuddy. This naturally aspirated diesel engine runs noisily and with strong vibrations, and is not bad in terms of reliability.
|Power output, hp||54|
|Torque output, Nm||100|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 8v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||76.5|
|Piston stroke, mm||86.4|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-40|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 0|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Golf 1985)
|Engine lifespan, km||~380 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Volkswagen Caddy 1 (14) in 1983 – 1992;
- Volkswagen Golf 2 (1G) in 1983 – 1991;
- Volkswagen Jetta 2 (1G) in 1983 – 1992.
Disadvantages of the VW JP engine
- This is an old-style diesel engine: it works noisily, vibrates strongly, is afraid of frost;
- The main problem is the rapid cracking of the aluminum cylinder head after overheating;
- Also here, the high pressure fuel pump very often leaks through the gaskets;
- According to the regulations, the timing belt is changed every 60,000 km, or if it breaks, the valves will bend;
- At high mileage, an oil burner and leaks of lubricant or antifreeze are often found.