Engine Volkswagen AVU

The 1.6-liter Volkswagen AVU 8v engine was produced by the company from 2000 to 2002 and was installed on the Audi A3, VW Golf 4 and Bora soplatform models, as well as the Skoda Octavia. This is a Euro 4 unit and it has an electric throttle, a secondary air system and an EGR valve.

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


Production years 2000-2002
Displacement, cc 1595
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 102
Torque output, Nm 148
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 77.4
Compression ratio 10.5
Features EGR, EPC
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 Golf 4 2001)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A3 1 (8L) in 2000 – 2002;
  • Skoda Octavia 1 (1U) in 2000 – 2002;
  • Volkswagen Bora 1 (1J) in 2000 – 2002;
  • Volkswagen Golf 4 (1J) in 2000 – 2002.

Disadvantages of the VW AVU engine

  • This reliable and resourceful engine rarely worries and only at high mileage.
  • The most famous problem is the oil burner, but the rings lie after 200,000 km.
  • A clogged fuel pump or a cracked coil is often to blame for unstable operation.
  • Update the timing belt every 90 thousand km, as with its breakage, the valves always bend.
  • Also, the engines of this series often crack the exhaust manifold in the region of 3-4 cylinders.

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