Self Study Program 365 – Audi 4.2L V8 TDI with Common Rail Injection System

VAG SSP 365. The Self-Study Programme contains information on the design and function of new models, new automotive components or new technologies. In 1999, the 3.3 l A8 (1994) was installed for the first time with a V8 TDI engine, followed in the new A8 by an improved 4.0 l chain-driven engine. With the 4.2 l V8 TDI engine, the vee engine family with its 90° cylinder angle, 90 mm cylinder spacing and outputend chain drive has undergone a complete overhaul.

The 4.2 l powerplant represents a logical evolution of the V8 TDI with 240 kW of power and 650 Nm of torque.


  • 4.2 l V8 TDI engine with common rail injection system
    • Differences between the 4.0 l and 4.2 l V8 TDI engines
    • Performance features
    • Cranktrain
    • Cylinder head and valve gear
    • Chain drive
    • Oil circulation system
    • Crankcase breather system
    • Cooling system
    • Air intake
    • Exhaust gas recirculation system
    • Fuel system
    • System overview
    • CAN data bus interfaces
    • Exhaust system with diesel particulate filter
    • Special tools

The self-study programme is not intended as a workshop manual!
All values given are only intended to help explain the subject matter  and relate to the software version applicable when the SSP was compiled.
Use should always be made of the latest technical literature when performing maintenance and repair work.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 36

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