Engine Volkswagen CLJA

The 2.0-liter Volkswagen CLJA 2.0 TDI engine was produced by the concern from 2010 to 2017 and was installed on the second generation Skoda Superb and the restyled version of the Tiguan model. This diesel belongs to the updated series, where the piezo injectors are replaced with electromagnetic ones.

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


Production years 2010-2017
Displacement, cc 1968
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 140
Torque output, Nm 320
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 95.5
Compression ratio 16.5
Features DOHC, intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging VGT
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.3
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volkswagen Tiguan 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000
Weight, kg 165

The engine was installed on:

  • Skoda Superb 2 (3T) in 2010 – 2015;
  • Volkswagen Tiguan 1 (5N) in 2011 – 2017.

Disadvantages of the VW CLJA engine

  • This is a very reliable diesel engine, the weaknesses of its predecessors have already been eliminated in it;
  • Instead of capricious piezo injectors, there are electromagnetic ones and there are no swirl flaps;
  • According to the regulations, the timing belt is designed for 210 thousand km, but when it breaks, the valves bend;
  • Quite regularly, oil leaks from under the plastic valve covers occur here;
  • At high mileage, a particulate filter or an EGR valve can deliver a lot of trouble.

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