Self Study Program 388 – The 4.2L V8 4V FSI Engine

VAG SSP 388. This self-study programme provides information on the design and function of this new engine generation. The 4.2l V8 4V FSI engine is a further example of direct petrol injection. It replaces the 4.2l V8 5V engine in the Touareg. Apart from the common cylinder bank angle of 90°, the two engines are no longer comparable.

With output of 257 kW and 440 Nm of torque, the engine offers very good performance,  outstanding dynamics and a high level of ride comfort. This engine has already been launched in the Audi Q7.


  • Introduction
    • Technical features
    • Technical data
  • Engine mechanics
    • Chain drive
    • Ancillary unit drive
    • Intake system
    • Cylinder block
    • Cylinder heads
    • Oil supply
    • Crankcase breather and ventilation system
    • Cooling circuit
    • Fuel system
    • Exhaust system
  • Engine management
    • System overview
    • CAN networking
    • Sensors
    • Actuators
    • Functional diagram
  • Service
  • Test yourself

The self-study programme shows the design and function of new developments.
The contents will not be updated.
For current testing, adjustment and repair instructions, refer to the relevant service literature.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 40

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