The 1.8-liter 20-valve Volkswagen 1.8 ARG engine was produced from 1997 to 2001 and was installed only on the fifth generation of the Passat model and its counterpart, the Audi A4 B5. This motor differed from its counterparts in the family by its longitudinal arrangement under the hood.
The EA827 1.8l series includes: RP, AAM, ABS, ADZ, PF, ADR, ARG, AEB, ANB.
|Power output, hp||125|
|Torque output, Nm||168|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 20v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||81|
|Piston stroke, mm||86.4|
|Timing drive||chain & belt|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.5|
|Euro standards||EURO 3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Passat B5 1999)
|Engine lifespan, km||~320 000|
|Weight, kg||150 (with attachments)|
The engine was installed on:
- Audi A4 B5 (8D) in 1997 – 2001;
- Volkswagen Passat B5 (3B) in 1997 – 2000.
Disadvantages of the VW ARG engine
- This motor is quite reliable and often only worries about the timing chain tensioner;
- Also, the intake manifold damper regulator periodically fails;
- The reason for floating engine speeds is usually a dirty throttle or injectors;
- The antifreeze temperature sensor and air flow meter have a low resource;
- The crankcase ventilation is regularly clogged, which leads to thrust failures, etc.