The company assembled a 1.9-liter VW ASZ or 1.9 TDI diesel engine from 2000 to 2005 and put it on models based on the Golf 4, such as Bora, Octavia, Leon, Toledo or Audi A3. The same motor under the BLT index was installed on the Polo 4 and its counterparts Ibiza, Cordoba and Fabia.
The EA188-1.9 series also includes: AJM, ASZ, AUY, AVB, AVF, AWX, AXB, AXC, BKC, BLS, BXE.
|Power output, hp||130|
|Torque output, Nm||310|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 8v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||79.5|
|Piston stroke, mm||95.5|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-40|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.3|
|Euro standards||EURO 3/4|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Bora 2002)
|Engine lifespan, km||~300 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Audi A3 1 (8L) in 2000 – 2003;
- Skoda Octavia 1 (1U) in 2002 – 2004;
- Seat Alhambra 1 (7M) in 2002 – 2005;
- Seat Leon 1 (1M) in 2003 – 2005;
- Seat Toledo 2 (1M) in 2003 – 2004;
- Volkswagen Bora 1 (1J) in 2001 – 2005;
- Volkswagen Golf 4 (1J) in 2001 – 2003;
- Volkswagen Sharan 1 (7M) in 2002 – 2005;
- Ford Galaxy 1 (V191) in 2002 – 2006.
Disadvantages of the VW ASZ engine
- Saving on lubrication leads to rapid wear of the camshaft and hydraulic lifters;
- Also, the nests of the unit-injectors are often broken here due to their unsuccessful fastening;
- The turbine itself is reliable, often only its geometry and the electrovacuum valve stick;
- If the unit is unstable, check the wiring of the injectors, the EGR valve and the coolant temperature sensor;
- The weaknesses of the engine include the crankcase ventilation membrane and the ever-leaking tandem pump.