Engine Volkswagen ARM

The 1.6-liter 8-valve Volkswagen ARM engine was produced from 1999 to 2000 and was installed on only two models: the Audi A4 in the back of the B5, and the VW Passat B5 co-platform to it. This is a Euro 3 unit with a mechanical throttle drive, a conventional mass air flow sensor and no EGR valve.

The EA113-1.6 series includes: AEH, AHL, AKL, ALZ, ANA, APF, ARM, AVU, BFQ, BGU, BSE, BSF.


Production years 1999-2000
Displacement, cc 1595
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 101
Torque output, Nm 145
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 77.4
Compression ratio 10.2
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40 (approval: VW 502 00 or VW 505 00)
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Passat B5 1999)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000

The engine was installed on:

  • A4 B5 (8D) in 1999 – 2000;
  • Volkswagen Passat B5 (3B) in 1999 – 2000.

Disadvantages of the VW ARM engine

  • This is a very reliable and resource unit, and breakdowns occur at high mileage.
  • The culprit for the drop in power is the fuel pump or fuel pressure regulator.
  • Also, the cause of unstable operation may be air leaks or failures of the mass air flow sensor.
  • The mechanism for changing the geometry in the intake differs in low reliability here.
  • After 200,000 km, the engine begins to consume oil due to wear on the rings and caps.

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