Engine Volkswagen CJSA

The 1.8-liter petrol turbo engine Volkswagen CJSA 1.8 TSI has been produced since 2012 and is installed on mid-size models of the concern such as Passat, Touran, Octavia and Audi A3. There is a version of this power unit for all-wheel drive vehicles under the CJSB index.

The EA888 gen3 series includes: CJSA, CJSB, CJEB, CHHA, CHHB, CXDA, CNCD, CJXC.


Production years since 2012
Displacement, cc 1798
Fuel system FSI + MPI
Power output, hp 180
Torque output, Nm 250
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.5
Piston stroke, mm 84.2
Compression ratio 9.6
Features DOHC, AVS
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator on both shafts
Turbocharging IHI IS12
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for VW Passat 2016)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~260 000
Weight, kg 138

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi A3 3 (8V) in 2012 – 2016;
  • Audi TT 3 (8S) in 2015 – 2018;
  • Seat Leon 3 (5F) in 2013 – 2018;
  • Skoda Octavia 3 (5E) in 2012 – 2020;
  • Skoda Superb 3 (3V) in 2015 – 2019;
  • Volkswagen Passat B8 (3G) in 2015 – 2019;
  • Volkswagen Touran 2 (5T) in 2016 – 2018.

Disadvantages of the VW CJSA engine

  • The most serious engine failures are associated with a drop in oil pressure in the system;
  • The main reasons lie in the bearing strainers and the new oil pump;
  • Not a very high resource here has a timing chain, as well as a phase control system;
  • The cooling system often fails: the thermostat is buggy, the pump or valve N488 is leaking;
  • Approximately every 50,000 km it is necessary to adapt the turbine pressure regulator.

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