Engine Volkswagen AEB

The 1.8-liter Volkswagen 1.8 T AEB turbo engine was assembled by the concern from 1995 to 1999 and was installed on the fifth generation of the popular Passat model and Audi A4 or A6 cars. This power unit was designed specifically for a longitudinal arrangement under the hood.

The EA827 1.8l series includes: RP, AAM, ABS, ADZ, PF, ADR, ARG, AEB, ANB.


Production years 1995-1999
Displacement, cc 1781
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 150
Torque output, Nm 210
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 20v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 86.4
Compression ratio 9.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain & belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging KKK K03
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.7
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Passat B5 1998)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A4 B5 (8D) in 1995 – 1999;
  • Audi A6 C5 (4B) in 1997 – 1999;
  • Volkswagen Passat B5 (3B) in 1996 – 1998.

Disadvantages of the VW AEB engine

  • Very often the turbine fails due to coking of the lubricant in its supply tube.
  • Also, the resource of the turbocharger drops when operating with a clogged catalyst.
  • The reason for the floating engine speed is usually air leakage in the intake manifold.
  • The oil pump and timing chain tensioner are not very reliable.
  • Often buggy coolant temperature sensor and air flow meter.

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