Engine Volkswagen DAUA

The 2.0-liter Volkswagen DAUA diesel engine was produced by the concern from 2016 to 2019 and was installed on the second generation of Crafter minibuses or a similar MAN TGE. An updated version of this power unit appeared in 2019 and has its own DNAE index.

The EA288 series also includes: DCXA, CRLB, CRMB, DETA, DBGC, DFGA, DFBA, DAUA.


Production years 2016-2019
Displacement, cc 1968
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
Compression ratio 16.2
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging Garrett GTD1446VZM
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 7.2
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 6d
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Crafter 2017)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 180

The engine was installed on:

  • MAN TGE 1 (UY) in 2016 – 2019;
  • Volkswagen Crafter 2 (SY) in 2016 – 2019.

Disadvantages of the VW DAUA engine

  • This is a very reliable diesel engine and with adequate care it has a very long resource.
  • But the Delphi fuel system with piezo injectors is demanding on the quality of diesel fuel.
  • It is also important to monitor the condition of the timing belt, since when it breaks, the valves bend.
  • And quite often there are oil leaks along the front crankshaft oil seal.
  • As always, a lot of trouble delivers a particulate filter, EGR valve and AdBlue system.

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