Engine Volkswagen AWC

The Volkswagen AWC 1.8-liter turbo engine was produced by the concern from 2000 to 2010 and was installed on the restyled version of the first generation Sharan and the similar Alhambra. This motor is distinguished by the presence of a proprietary controlled hydraulic tensioner-phase regulator.

The EA113-1.8T series includes: AGU, AWT, AMB, AWM, AUQ, AWC.


Production years 2000-2010
Displacement, cc 1781
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 150
Torque output, Nm 220
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 20v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 86.4
Compression ratio 9.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain & belt
Phase regulator controlled tensioner
Turbocharging KKK K03
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Sharan 2001)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 150

The engine was installed on:

  • Seat Alhambra 1 (7M) in 2000 – 2010;
  • Volkswagen Sharan 1 (7M) in 2000 – 2010.

Disadvantages of the VW AWC engine

  • This is a strong and very resourceful engine, but it often suffers from air leaks.
  • Its intake system consists of many nozzles and the cause can be searched for a long time.
  • And here is a complex and not very reliable dual-circuit crankcase ventilation system.
  • The turbine runs for a long time and does not cause problems, but only with a working crankcase ventilation system.
  • Often there are antifreeze leaks through the plastic tee of the cooling system.
  • The branded hydraulic tensioner does not differ in a special resource, it is also a phase regulator.
  • Weak points include ignition coils, fuel pump and coolant temperature sensor.

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