Engine Volkswagen AHF

The 1.9-liter diesel engine VW AHF 1.9 TDI was produced by the company from 1997 to 2000 and was installed on such popular models of the German concern as Bora, Golf 4 and Audi A3 8L. In 2000, this engine gave way to a similar ASV diesel engine with EURO 3 support.

The EA180 series also includes: 1Z, AFN, AHF, AHU, ALH, AVG, AKU, AEY.


Production years 1997-2000
Displacement, cc 1896
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 110
Torque output, Nm 235
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 79.5
Piston stroke, mm 95.5
Compression ratio 19.5
Features SOHC, intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging VGT
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.3
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volkswagen Golf 1998)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~400 000
Weight, kg 150 (with attachments)

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A3 1 (8L) in 1997 – 2000;
  • Skoda Octavia 1 (1U) in 1997 – 2000;
  • Seat Leon 1 (1M) in 1999 – 2000;
  • Seat Toledo 2 (1M) in 1998 – 2000;
  • Volkswagen Bora 1 (1J) in 1998 – 2000;
  • Volkswagen Golf 4 (1J) in 1997 – 2000.

Disadvantages of the VW AHF engine

  • The cause of thrust failures is often in the wedge geometry of the turbine or the damper in the EGR valve;
  • Also, at high mileage, valve seats often burn out and compression drops;
  • A broken ribbed belt here may end up getting it into the timing and overhaul;
  • If your entire sump is in oil, then start looking for leaks from the lower flange of the crankcase ventilation tube;
  • The source of the antifreeze leak here is usually a cracked cooling tee.

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