Engine Volkswagen PF

The 1.8-liter Volkswagen PF engine was assembled by the German concern from 1987 to 1991 and installed on the second generation of Golf and Jetta models, Passat B3 or Corrado coupe. The power unit stood out among analogues by the presence of a Digifant injection control system.

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


Production years 1987-1991
Displacement, cc 1781
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 107
Torque output, Nm 154 – 157
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 86.4
Compression ratio 10.0
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Passat 1990)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~360 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Corrado 1 (509) in 1988 – 1990;
  • Volkswagen Golf 2 (1G) in 1987 – 1991;
  • Volkswagen Jetta 2 (1G) in 1987 – 1991;
  • Volkswagen Passat B3 (31) in 1988 – 1990.

Disadvantages of the VW PF engine

  • Most often, on specialized forums, they complain about floating / increased idle speed;
  • This is usually due to dirt on the throttle, sensor glitches or an idle speed stabilization valve;
  • Next in popularity are failures in the ignition system: candles, distributor, wires;
  • Hydraulic lifters do not like bad oil and can knock even up to 100 thousand km;
  • At high mileage, oil burn often begins due to wear of rings or caps.

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