Self Study Program 821203 – The W Engine Concepta

VAG SSP 821203. This Self-Study Program will familiarize you with the mechanical components and their functions in the W engine family. The constantly rising  demands regarding performance, smooth operation, and fuel economy have led to the advancement of existing engines and the development of new engines.

The new W8 and W12 engines by Volkswagen are representative of a new engine generation — the W engines.

The W engines set exacting demands on design. Large numbers of cylinders were adapted to the extremely compact dimensions of the engine. In the process, more attention was paid to lightweight design.


  • Introduction
    • W Engines, What Does the W Stand For?, The W Principle, W Engine Modular Design,
      A Comparison
  • Engine — Mechanics
    • W8 Engine Specifications, W12 Engine Specifications, Cylinder and Crankshaft Configuration, Engine Components, Chain Drive, Camshaft Timing Control, Belt Drive, Engine Lubrication, Engine Cooling, Air Supply, Exhaust System
  • Service
    • Engine Sealing, Engine Timing Overview, Special Tools
  • Knowledge Assessment

The Self-Study Program provides you with information regarding designs and functions.
The Self-Study Program is not a Repair Manual.
For maintenance and repair work, always refer to the current technical literature.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 64

Self Study Program 821203 – The W Engine Concepta