The 2.3-liter Volkswagen AQN 2.3 VR5 gasoline engine was produced from 2000 to 2005 and was installed on the Golf 4 and other platform models with a transverse engine. A similar power unit, which was installed longitudinally on the Passat B5, has the AZX index.
The EA395 series includes: AGZ, AQN, AZX.
|Power output, hp||170|
|Torque output, Nm||220|
|Cylinder block||cast iron VR5|
|Block head||aluminum 20v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||81|
|Piston stroke, mm||90.2|
|Timing drive||2 chains|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.6|
|Euro standards||EURO 3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Golf 2001)
|Engine lifespan, km||~280 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Volkswagen Beetle 1 (9C) in 2000 – 2005;
- Volkswagen Bora 1 (1J) in 2000 – 2002;
- Volkswagen Golf 4 (1J) in 2000 – 2003;
- Seat Toledo 2 (1M) in 2001 – 2003.
Disadvantages of the VW AQN engine
- You need to understand that this is a rare power engine and there are problems with its service;
- The engine is famous for its high fuel consumption, and for high mileage also lubrication;
- The timing chain does not have a very large resource, and its replacement is complicated and expensive;
- Very often there are oil leaks from under the valve cover, you have to change it;
- The reasons for floating engine speeds are air leaks or throttle contamination.