The company assembled the 1.7-liter VW AKU or 1.7 SDI diesel engine from 1997 to 2005 and installed it in a number of compact models, such as the Polo, Lupo and the similar Seat Arosa. The 2nd generation Caddy was equipped with a similar power unit, but under the AHB index.
The EA180 series also includes: 1Z, AFN, AHF, AHU, ALH, AVG, AKU, AEY.
|Fuel system||direct injection|
|Power output, hp||60|
|Torque output, Nm||115|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 8v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||79.5|
|Piston stroke, mm||86.4|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-40|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.7|
|Euro standards||EURO 2/3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volkswagen Polo 1999)
|Engine lifespan, km||~400 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Seat Arosa 1 (6H) in 1997 – 2003;
- Volkswagen Polo 3 (6N) in 1997 – 2001;
- Volkswagen Lupo 1 (6X) in 1998 – 2005.
Disadvantages of the VW AKU engine
- This diesel engine is distinguished by a phlegmatic character, but great endurance and resource;
- In winter, the engine may not start well due to the failure of the temperature sensor;
- The culprit for traction failures and floating engine speeds is usually a clogged EGR valve;
- One of the nozzles here is equipped with an injection sensor, which often breaks the winding;
- The remaining problems of this unit are associated with malfunctions of the Bosch VP37 injection pump.