Engine Volkswagen ADY

The 2.0-liter Volkswagen ADY 8v engine was produced by the concern from 1992 to 1999 and was installed on such popular company models as the third Golf and the fourth Passat. However, this motor received the main fame for the Sharan minivan or its equivalent from Seat.

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 115
Torque output, Nm 165 – 170
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 92.8
Compression ratio 10.0
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Sharan 1997)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~420 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Golf 3 (1H) in 1994 – 1995;
  • Volkswagen Passat B4 (3A) in 1994 – 1995;
  • Volkswagen Sharan 1 (7M) in 1995 – 2000;
  • Seat Alhambra 1 (7M) in 1995 – 2000.

Disadvantages of the VW ADY engine

  • A simple and fairly reliable power unit rarely worries its owners;
  • Most of the breakdowns here are due to failures of the components of the ignition system;
  • In electrical terms, the crankshaft position sensor and the coolant temperature sensor, as well as the idle speed controller, are most often buggy;
  • The timing belt is designed for approximately 90,000 km, and if it breaks, it can bend the valves;
  • After 250 – 300 thousand kilometers, an oil burn often begins due to the occurrence of rings.

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