Engine Volkswagen AZJ

The 2.0-liter gasoline engine Volkswagen AZJ 8v was produced from 2001 to 2010 and was installed on the fourth Golf, the Bora sedan, the new version of the Beetle model and the Skoda Octavia. This power unit stands out in its family of motors by the presence of a balance shaft.

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


Production years 2001-2010
Displacement, cc 1984
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 115 – 116
Torque output, Nm 172
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 92.8
Compression ratio 10.3 – 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 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW New Beetle 2002)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~375 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Skoda Octavia 1 (1U) in 2002 – 2004;
  • Volkswagen Beetle 1 (9C) in 2001 – 2010;
  • Volkswagen Bora 1 (1J) in 2001 – 2005;
  • Volkswagen Golf 4 (1J) in 2001 – 2006.

Disadvantages of the VW AZJ engine

  • This power unit is very reliable and if it breaks down, it is mostly in small things.
  • Most often, a car service is contacted due to problems with the ignition system.
  • The reason for the unstable operation of the motor is usually throttle contamination.
  • The main culprit for oil leaks is clogged crankcase ventilation.
  • By 250,000 km, the caps wear out or the rings lie down and the oil begins to burn.

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