Engine Volkswagen AUY

The 1.9-liter Volkswagen AUY 1.9 TDI engine was produced by the concern from 2000 to 2006 and was installed on the popular Sharan minivan and its clones: Ford Galaxy and Seat Alhambra. In 2006, this diesel unit gave way to a similar BVK engine under EURO 4.

The EA188-1.9 series also includes: AJM, ASZ, AUY, AVB, AVF, AWX, AXB, AXC, BKC, BLS, BXE.


Production years 2000-2006
Displacement, cc 1896
Fuel system unit-injectors
Power output, hp 115
Torque output, Nm 310
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 79.5
Piston stroke, mm 95.5
Compression ratio 18.0
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 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Sharan 2003)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford Galaxy 1 (V191) in 2000 – 2006;
  • Seat Alhambra 1 (7M) in 2000 – 2006;
  • Volkswagen Sharan 1 (7M) in 2000 – 2006.

Disadvantages of the VW AUY engine

  • The service life of this engine directly depends on the quality of the oil used;
  • Due to poor-quality lubrication, camshaft cams and hydraulic lifters wear out;
  • Also, due to pollution, the geometry of the turbine often sticks and the EGR valve clogs;
  • Weak fastening of unit-injectors with one bolt becomes loose and can leak;
  • The VAG forums often discuss problems related to the tandem pump.

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