Engine Volkswagen BKS

The 3.0-liter VW BKS 3.0 TDI diesel engine was produced by the company from 2004 to 2007 and was installed only on the very popular Touareg GP SUV. After a slight modernization in 2007, this power unit received a new CASA index.

The EA896 series also includes: BPP, ASB, BMK, BKS, BUG, CASA, CCWA.


Production years 2004-2007
Displacement, cc 2967
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 224
Torque output, Nm 500
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 91.4
Compression ratio 17.0
Features 2 x DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging VGT
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.2
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volkswagen Touareg 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000
Weight, kg 220

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Touareg 1 (7L) in 2004 – 2007.

Disadvantages of the VW BKS engine

  • Even before 100,000 km of run, the intake manifold flaps in the engine can jam;
  • Quite a lot of problems are thrown by the capricious piezo injectors of the CR Bosch system;
  • The timing chain resource lies in the range of 200 – 300 thousand km, and replacement is not cheap;
  • The injection pump belt serves no more than 100,000 km, but when it breaks, the car simply stalls;
  • At high mileage, the diesel particulate filter and the EGR valve are often completely clogged.

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