Self Study Program 640 – Audi 1.4L 3-cylinder TDI engine Series EA288

VAG SSP 640. This self study programme describes the design and function of the 1.4l 3-cylinder TDI engine. The new modular generation of TDI engines provides a standardised basis for the diesel engines of the EA288 series. Following the rollout of the MDB (Modular Diesel Platform) with 4-cylinder version, the EA288 series will now be extended to include the new 3-cylinder engine.

This 1.4 litre engine rounds out the wide range of Audi diesel engines at the lower end. A focal point of development work was the reduction of CO2‑ emissions with the result that the 1.4l 3-cylinder TDI engine meets the EU6 exhaust emission standard.

Learning objectives of this self study programme:

Once you have completed this self study programme you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What are the cylinder liners made of?
  • Which components are integrated in the balancer shaft module?
  • Which fuel injectors are fitted?
  • What is the return pressure at the fuel injector?


  • Introduction
    • Features
    • Modular design
  • Engine mechanicals
    • Engine block
    • Crankshaft
    • Pistons and conrods
    • Balancer shaft module
  • Oil supply
    • Oil circuit
    • Oil pump
  • Cylinder head
    • Overview
    • Valvegear
    • Coolant ducts
    • Camshaft module
  • Air supply and turbocharging
    • Air flow
    • Turbocharging
    • Intake manifold with swirl flaps
    • Exhaust gas recirculation
  • Cooling system
    • Thermal management
    • Active coolant pump
    • System overview
  • Fuel system
    • System overview
    • Fuel delivery unit
    • Fuel pump
    • Fuel injectors
  • Engine management system
    • System overview (2015 model Audi A1)
    • Exhaust system
  • Appendix
    • Self study programmes

The Self Study Programme teaches a basic knowledge of the design and mode of operation of new models, new automotive components or new technologies.
It is not a Repair Manual! Figures are given for explanatory purposes only and refer to the data valid at the time of preparation of the SSP. This content is not updated.
For further information on maintenance and repair work, always refer to the current technical literature.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 40

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