Engine Volkswagen CKDA

The 4.2-liter VW CKDA or Touareg 4.2 TDI engine was produced by the company from 2010 to 2015 and was installed only on the second generation of the Touareg crossover popular in many markets. A similar diesel under the hood of the Audi Q7 is known under its own index CCFA or CCFC.

The EA898 series also includes: AKF, ASE, BTR, CKDA, CCGA, CZAC, DHVA.


Production years 2010-2015
Displacement, cc 4134
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 340
Torque output, Nm 800
Cylinder block cast iron V8
Block head aluminum 32v
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Piston stroke, mm 95.5
Compression ratio 16.4
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging Garrett GTB1749VZ
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 9.4
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Volkswagen Touareg 2012)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~360 000
Weight, kg 255

The engine was installed on:

  • Volkswagen Touareg 2 (7P) in 2010 – 2015.

Disadvantages of the VW CKDA engine

  • This is a reliable and resourceful diesel engine and problems here happen at high mileage;
  • Common rail fuel system with piezo injectors does not tolerate bad fuel;
  • Savings on lubrication greatly affect the life of turbines and hydraulic lifters;
  • After 250,000 km, the timing chain usually requires attention, which will be expensive;
  • The weak points of this engine include the crankshaft pulley, as well as the EGR valve.

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