Engine Volkswagen APK

The 2.0-liter Volkswagen APK 8v engine was produced by the concern from 1998 to 2002 and was installed on the fourth Golf and a host of other models produced on its platform. This power unit was essentially a EURO 2 version of the well-known motor under the AQY index.

The EA113-2.0 series includes: APK, AQY, AXA, AZJ, AZM, ALT, BSX.


Production years 1998-2002
Displacement, cc 1984
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 116
Torque output, Nm 170
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 92.8
Compression ratio 10.5
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Golf 1999)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~420 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Skoda Octavia 1 (1U) in 1999 – 2002;
  • Volkswagen Beetle 1 (9C) in 1998 – 2001;
  • Volkswagen Bora 1 (1J) in 1998 – 2001;
  • Volkswagen Golf 4 (1J) in 1998 – 2001.

Disadvantages of the VW APK engine

  • This motor is structurally simple and worries its owners only over trifles.
  • Only some components of the ignition system have low reliability.
  • Electrical failures occur periodically, more often than others the crankshaft position sensor, coolant temperature sensor and idle speed controller are buggy.
  • The estimated resource of the timing belt is 90,000 km, but when it breaks, the valves do not bend.
  • By about 250,000 km, rings usually lie and oil consumption appears.

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