VW - 2.0 TDI - are there any good ones? - cws

Having read about various problems with the VAG 2.0 TDI engine, such as:

- Porous/cracking cylinder heads 2003/04/05 (perhaps 06 too?)

- Oil pump faliures related to the balancer shaft (a problem on longitudal mounted engines only? AND transverse mounted engines on the Golf platform and Passat are ok?)

- Injector faliure on PD170 engines (which should be getting sorted now VAG are replacing the Siemens injectors?)

- issues now coming up with the common rail engines, regarding injectors/high pressure fuel pump faliures

Are there actually any good/better variants of the 2.0TDI to go for ie a 2.0TDI pump duse 140 fitted on a Golf/Passat or a pump duse 170 which has had the injectors replaced?

Or is it still avoid at all costs and stick with the 1.9TDI?!

VW - 2.0 TDI - are there any good ones? - 659FBE

Buy a 1.9.

The problem is that they're getting a bit long in the tooth now and any good ones are kept by their owners. I'm certainly keeping my AWX until it drops. It may be a bit noisy by the latest standards but it's not at all bad in a big car. The sheer efficiency and usefulness of this engine is unbeatable and I can drive in heavy traffic until I get fed up - there's no DPF.


VW - 2.0 TDI - are there any good ones? - Crasher

The BKD engine used in various VAG cars is a very good and reliable unit. Head porosity was very rare and only afflicted a few cars in my experience. Turbo failure is common on this engine but apart from that they do not suffer injector or oil pump/balancer shaft issues and are a very reliable and widely used engine.

VW - 2.0 TDI - are there any good ones? - jtmanga
Hi I am new although looked alot in the past.

I have a big problem.
Vw caddy maxi 2.0 tdi 140bhp 2009
68000 miles bmm engine code
it broke the crankshaft & cracked the
block for no reason serviced right not low
On oil.
Looked all over for a bmm engine
Which I could not find. So on advice
From vw ireland and car dismantlers
Was told that a bkd should fit in place.
However received bkd engine yesterday
Which is really clean and good looking
Engine. But turbo and Manifold are in totally
Different positions and some point the wrong
Would it work if we tried to pipe these
Over are or we just going to hit block
Wall regards to ecu etc etc.
I am told that the bottom half is the
Same on both but this is also not 100%

What should I do any advise would be great.

I would love to put the bkd engine into
It but my mechanic thinks this is almost
Impossible ( but others who are not doing
The job said it will work )
What I have read here is the bkd is good
And the bmm is bad.
I don't want to spend loads of money
On it and then have more crap after.

What you think.

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