Self Study Program 514 – The New EA288 Diesel Engine Family

VAG SSP 514. In this self-study programme you can find out about the structure and design of the new EA288 engine generation and the functionality of the individual subsystems of the engine.

A new family of diesel engines is being introduced by Volkswagen, with the first being launched in the Golf 2013. The engine family has the designation EA288 (EA = Entwicklungsauftrag (development order)).

The new generation of engines was – with regard to the dimension for the cylinder spacing and the stroke/bore ratio – developed on the basis of the existing EA189 engine family, and will form the basis for all future inline diesel engines at Volkswagen.

Numerous sub-assemblies have already been overhauled and redeveloped for the new 4-cylinder diesel engines in the EA288 engine family to make sure they will satisfy all future emission standards.


  • Introduction
    • The modular diesel matrix
    • Technical data
  • Engine mechanics
    • Cylinder block
    • Crankshaft group
    • Toothed belt drive
    • Cylinder head
    • Oil circuit
    • Thermal management
    • Fuel system
  • Engine management system
    • Overview of the system
    • Air regulation system
    • Exhaust gas recirculation
    • Exhaust purification system for EU5 emission standard
    • Glow plug system
    • EA288 engine with EU4 emission standard
  • Service
  • Test your knowledge

The self-study programme presents the design and function of new developments!
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Current testing, setting and repair instructions can be found in the provided service literature.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 76

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