Engine Volkswagen CKTB

The 2.0-liter Volkswagen CKTB diesel engine was produced by the concern from 2011 to 2015 and was installed on the very popular Crafter minibuses and small trucks. An updated version of this power unit appeared in 2015 and had its own CSLA index.

The EA189 series also includes: CAYC, CAAC, CAGA, CAHA, CBAB, CFCA, CFGB, CLCA, CLJA, CKTB, CFHC, CKUB.


Production years 2011-2015
Displacement, cc 1968
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 109
Torque output, Nm 300
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 95.5
Compression ratio 16.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging Garrett GTC1446VMZ
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 7.0
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Crafter 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~400 000
Weight, kg 170

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Crafter 1 (2E) in 2011 – 2015.

Disadvantages of the VW CKTB engine

  • This is a simple and very reliable diesel engine with electromagnetic injectors.
  • With proper care and regular oil changes, the unit does not cause much trouble.
  • The timing belt does not always run the prescribed 200,000 km, and when it breaks, the valves bend.
  • Also, a broken alternator belt can get under it and then it will jump.
  • The rest of the problems here are related to the pollution of the particulate filter and the EGR valve.

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