Engine Volkswagen ABF

The 2.0-liter gasoline engine Volkswagen 2.0 ABF 16v was produced from 1992 to 1999 and was installed on the third-generation sports modifications of the Golf and the fourth Passat. This power unit is also found under the hood of Seat Ibiza, Toledo and Cordoba cars.

The EA827 2.0l series includes: 2E, AAD, AAE, ABT, ABK, ADY, AGG, ABF, ACE.


Production years 1992-1999
Displacement, cc 1984
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 150
Torque output, Nm 180
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 92.8
Compression ratio 10.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain & belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.3
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Golf 3 GTI 1995)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~400 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Golf 3 (1H) in 1992 – 1997;
  • Volkswagen Passat B4 (3A) in 1993 – 1996;
  • Seat Cordoba 1 (6K) in 1996 – 1999;
  • Seat Ibiza 2 (6K) in 1996 – 1999;
  • Seat Toledo 1 (1L) in 1996 – 1999.

Disadvantages of the VW ABF engine

  • This power unit is considered very reliable and breaks down relatively rarely.
  • However, the design of the motor uses a lot of original and expensive parts.
  • The main problems here are caused by sensor malfunctions and, above all, the throttle position sensor.
  • The timing belt resource is about 90,000 km, and when it breaks, the valves usually bend.
  • At high mileage, piston rings often lie and oil consumption appears.

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