Engine Volkswagen BCA

The 1.4-liter Volkswagen BCA 16v engine was produced by the concern from 2001 to 2010 and was installed on such popular company models as the Golf, Bora, Caddy and the new Beetle. This power unit is known to many by the Skoda Octavia Tour.

The EA111-1.4 series includes: AEX, AKQ, AXP, BBY, BCA, BUD, CGGA, CGGB.


Production years 2001-2010
Displacement, cc 1390
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 75
Torque output, Nm 126
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 76.5
Piston stroke, mm 75.6
Compression ratio 10.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Golf 5 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~280 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Beetle 1 (9C) in 2001 – 2010;
  • Volkswagen Bora 1 (1J) in 2002 – 2005;
  • Volkswagen Caddy 3 (2K) in 2003 – 2006;
  • Volkswagen Golf 4 (1J) in 2002 – 2006; Golf 5 (1K) in 2003 – 2006;
  • Seat Leon 1 (1M) in 2003 – 2005;
  • Skoda Octavia 1 (1U) in 2002 – 2010.

Disadvantages of the VW BCA engine

  • This unit is considered quite reliable, but has one unpleasant feature.
  • After 100,000 km, the oil receiver is often clogged and the lubricant pressure drops.
  • Lack of oil sooner or later leads to a wedge of the camshaft or crankshaft.
  • Timing belts can break and just from old age, but the valves bend in any case.
  • Another disadvantage is noisy operation, as well as a low resource of ignition coils.

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