Engine Volkswagen AGN

The 1.8-liter Volkswagen AGN 20v engine was produced by the concern from 1996 to 2000 and was installed on the fourth generation of the popular Golf model and analogues from Audi or Seat. This power unit in 2000 gave way to an updated motor with the APG index.

The EA113-1.8 series includes: AGN, APG.


Production years 1996-2000
Displacement, cc 1781
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 125
Torque output, Nm 170
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 20v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 86.4
Compression ratio 10.3
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain & belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Golf 4 1999)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A3 1 (8L) in 1996 – 2000;
  • Seat Leon 1 (1M) in 1999 – 2000;
  • Seat Toledo 2 (1M) in 1998 – 2000;
  • Skoda Octavia 1 (1U) in 1996 – 1999;
  • Volkswagen Bora 1 (1J) in 1999 – 2000;
  • Volkswagen Golf 4 (1J) in 1997 – 2000.

Disadvantages of the VW AGN engine

  • This engine is famous for its reliability and worries owners relatively rarely.
  • Often only the vacuum regulator of the intake manifold flaps fails.
  • Dirty injectors or throttle causes floating engine speed.
  • A lot of problems for the owners are thrown by the capricious ventilation system of the quarry.
  • A rather modest resource here has a lambda probe, as well as a coolant temperature sensor and a mass air flow sensor.

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