Engine Volkswagen CLCA

The 2.0-liter VW CLCA engine was produced at the enterprises of the concern from 2009 to 2018 and was installed on such popular models as Golf, Jetta, Touran, as well as Skoda Octavia and Yeti. This is the simplest diesel version in this series without swirl flaps and balancer shafts.

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


Production years 2009-2018
Displacement, cc 1968
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 110
Torque output, Nm 250
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 95.5
Compression ratio 16.5
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging BorgWarner BV40
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.3
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Touran 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~400 000
Weight, kg 165

The engine was installed on:

  • Skoda Octavia 2 (1Z) in 2010 – 2013;
  • Skoda Yeti 1 (5L) in 2009 – 2015;
  • Volkswagen Caddy 3 (2K) in 2010 – 2015;
  • Volkswagen Golf 6 (5K) in 2009 – 2013;
  • Volkswagen Jetta 6 (1B) in 2014 – 2018;
  • Volkswagen Touran 1 (1T) in 2010 – 2015.

Disadvantages of the VW CLCA engine

  • This is the simplest version of the diesel without swirl flaps or balance shafts;
  • With proper care, the unit runs up to half a million kilometers without problems;
  • The Bosch fuel system with electromagnetic injectors is reliable and resourceful;
  • The oil separator membrane does not last very long, it has to be changed regularly;
  • Also, the EGR valve and the particulate filter are often clogged (in those versions where it is).

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