Engine Volkswagen AYH

The concern produced a 5.0-liter VW AYH or Touareg V10 5.0 TDI engine from 2002 to 2006 and installed only on the first generation of the popular Touareg SUV before restyling. There were modifications of this unit with a particulate filter under the BLE and BWF indices.

The EA153 series also includes: AAB, AJT, ACV, AXG, BAC, BPE, AXD, AXE, AJS, AYH.


Production years 2002-2006
Displacement, cc 4921
Fuel system unit-injectors
Power output, hp 313
Torque output, Nm 750
Cylinder block aluminum V10
Block head aluminum 20v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 95.5
Compression ratio 18.5
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive gears
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging biturbo
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 11.5
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Touareg 2004)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Touareg 1 (7L) in 2002 – 2006.

Disadvantages of the VW AYH engine

  • The most famous problem with this engine is the short life of the turbines;
  • Also, the timing gear mechanism is not the highest resource here;
  • Cylinder wall coating does not tolerate fuel savings and often crumbles;
  • By 150,000 km, unit-injectors and a tandem pump often already leak through the seals;
  • Other weak points of this diesel engine include the generator and the air conditioning clutch.

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