The 2.0-liter Volkswagen CAAC 2.0 TDI diesel engine was produced from 2009 to 2019 and was installed on numerous minibuses created on a restyled platform from the T5. This diesel is the most common in the family and is often found on the secondary market.
The EA189 series also includes: CAYC, CAAC, CAGA, CAHA, CBAB, CFCA, CFGB, CLCA, CLJA.
|Fuel system||Common Rail|
|Power output, hp||140|
|Torque output, Nm||340|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||81|
|Piston stroke, mm||95.5|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||7.0|
|Euro standards||EURO 4/5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volkswagen Transporter 2010)
|Engine lifespan, km||~350 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Volkswagen Caravelle T5 (7H) in 2009 – 2015; Caravelle T6 (SG) in 2015 – 2019;
- Volkswagen Multivan T5 (7H) in 2009 – 2015; Multivan T6 (SG) in 2015 – 2019;
- Volkswagen Transporter T5 (7H) in 2009 – 2015; Transporter T6 (SG) in 2015 – 2019.
Disadvantages of the VW CAAC engine
- Common Rail piezo injectors cannot tolerate bad diesel fuel;
- Quite often, increased oil consumption is discussed on specialized forums about T5;
- The drive belt can break, fall under the timing belt and you are in for a major overhaul;
- Sometimes the geometry change system gets stuck in the turbine due to pollution and there is underblowing or overblowing;
- At high mileage, the particulate filter and the EGR valve cause many problems.