Engine Volkswagen BJK

The 2.5-liter Volkswagen BJK or Crafter 2.5 TDI engine was produced from 2006 to 2010 and was installed only on the first generation of the popular Crafter minibus. After upgrading to more stringent EURO 5 environmental standards, such a diesel engine changed its index to CEBB.

The EA381 series also includes: CN, AAS, AAT, 1T, AEL, AHD, BJK, BJM.


Production years 2006-2010
Displacement, cc 2461
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 109
Torque output, Nm 280
Cylinder block cast iron R5
Block head aluminum 10v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 95.5
Compression ratio 16.8
Features no
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging MHI TD04L
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 9.0
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volkswagen Crafter 2007)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Crafter 1 (2E) in 2006 – 2010.

Disadvantages of the VW BJK engine

  • The CR Bosch fuel system with piezo injectors is demanding on fuel quality;
  • Saving on oil here greatly reduces the life of the turbine and hydraulic lifters;
  • The motor is rather cold, in winter water condensate often freezes in the engine breather;
  • Monitor the condition of the timing belt, or if it breaks in the engine, the valves will bend;
  • Also, antifreeze leaks along the flanges and grease from the seals are very common.

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