The 3.6-liter Volkswagen BHK 3.6 FSI engine was produced by the company from 2005 to 2010 and was installed on two of the most famous SUVs of the German concern: Touareg and Audi Q7. The modification of this motor for a manual gearbox was called BHL.
The EA390 series includes: AXZ, BHK, BWS, CDVC, CMTA, CMVA.
|Fuel system||direct injection|
|Power output, hp||280|
|Torque output, Nm||360|
|Cylinder block||cast iron VR6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||89|
|Piston stroke, mm||96.4|
|Timing drive||2 chains|
|Phase regulator||on both shafts|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||6.9|
|Euro standards||EURO 4|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Touareg 2008)
|Engine lifespan, km||~330 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Volkswagen Touareg 1 (7L) in 2005 – 2010;
- Audi Q7 1 (4L) in 2006 – 2010.
Disadvantages of the VW BHK engine
- Most often, car owners with such an engine complain about high fuel consumption;
- Difficulty starting the engine in winter is caused by the accumulation of condensate in the exhaust system;
- Crankcase ventilation throws up a lot of problems, the membrane fails in it;
- Regular decarbonization is required due to the formation of carbon deposits on the intake valves;
- Ignition coils, timing chains and injection pumps have not the highest resource here.