Engine Volkswagen CJMA

The 3.0-liter Volkswagen CJMA 3.0 TDI engine was produced by the concern from 2010 to 2018 and was installed on the base modification of the Touareg model, as well as the European version of the Q7. This engine is essentially a version of a diesel engine under the CRCA index, derated to 204 hp.

The EA897 series also includes: CJMA, CDUC, CDUD, CRCA, CRTC, CVMD, DCPC.


Production years 2010-2018
Displacement, cc 2967
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 204
Torque output, Nm 450
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 91.4
Compression ratio 16.8
Features 2 x DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging GT 2256
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.0
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volkswagen Touareg 2015)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~360 000
Weight, kg 195

The engine was installed on:

  • Audi Q7 1 (4L) in 2010 – 2015;
  • Volkswagen Touareg 2 (7P) in 2010 – 2018.

Disadvantages of the VW CJMA engine

  • This engine is considered quite reliable and rarely worries its owners;
  • Most of the problems of the motor are associated with the vagaries of the CR system with piezo injectors;
  • In second place in terms of the number of complaints are leaks of lubricant or antifreeze;
  • Closer to 250,000 km, the diesel particulate filter and the EGR valve are often completely clogged;
  • Around the same run, they can already stretch out and require replacement of the timing chain.

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