Engine Volkswagen PN

The 1.6-liter Volkswagen PN carburetor engine was produced from 1985 to 1992 and was installed on the second generation of the most famous models of the German concern: Golf and Jetta. A similar power unit was installed on the Audi 80 in the B3 body under a different PP index.

The EA827 1.6l series includes: PN, AFT, ADP.


Production years 1985-1992
Displacement, cc 1595
Fuel system carburetor
Power output, hp 69
Torque output, Nm 118
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 81
Piston stroke, mm 77.4
Compression ratio 9.0
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 1
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Golf 2 1988)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Golf 2 (1G) in 1985 – 1992;
  • Volkswagen Jetta 2 (1G) in 1985 – 1992.

Disadvantages of the VW PN engine

  • This motor is structurally simple and reliable, most of its breakdowns due to age;
  • The main engine problems are related to malfunctions of the Pierburg 2EE carburetor;
  • Next come failures in the ignition system: candles, distributor, high-voltage wires;
  • If you save on oil, then closer to 100,000 km, hydraulic lifters can knock;
  • The weak points of the unit include the thermostat and pipes of the cooling system.

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