Is the ALH a good engine?

Is the ALH a good engine?

While Volkswagen has produced many very good diesel engines over the years, the “ALH” engine used between 1998 and 2006 is regarded as one of the best. These engines were only used in cars, with 1.9 litres litres of displacement over 4 cylinders; direct injected and turbocharged.

Is the VW 1.9 TDI engine good?

Volkswagen 1.9 TDI Engine Reliability Just like any other engine on the market, the 1.9 TDI will last longer if it is taken care of properly. As crazy as it sounds, we have seen some 1.9’s at 250,000 – 300,000 miles and one at just over 400,000 miles.

How much horsepower can a 1.9 TDI make?

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Cummins 4BT Volkswagen 1.9L ALH TDI (U.S. Spec)
Weight 782 lbs (wet) 360 lbs (dry)
Oil Capacity 10 quarts 4.8 quarts
Horsepower 105 hp at 2,300 rpm (most common early power rating) 90 hp at 3,750 rpm
Torque 265 lb-ft at 1,600 rpm (most common early torque rating) 155 lb-ft at 1,900 rpm

How do I get more power out of my 1.9 TDI?

The factory turbo on the 1.9tdi ALH is a VNT-15 that puts out 90hp and 155lb-ft of torque as listed above. If you are wanting to get more boost and more power in general, you’ll have to upgrade the turbo. There are many turbos to choose from, but from scrolling, it looks like the most popular was the 17/22 turbo.

Is the VW 1.9 TDI an interference engine?

The ALH engine code TDI is an interference engine (a.k.a. non-clearance engine). If the VW timing belt fails, the timing belt system that links the cylinder head, camshaft, and crankshaft no longer run in sync.

Why is the 1.9 TDI engine so good?

Engine 1.9 is considered to be the most reliable TDI with 90 hp with Bosch pump. This is because of the very simple structure. However, even in it there are some elements that can cause problems. These are mainly turbines, EGR valves, flowmeters and injectors, and vacuum hoses should also be observed.

How do I get more power out of my 1.9 TDi?

Is 2.0 TDi better than 1.9 TDi?

The 1.9 is slightly more economical, the 2.0 is quicker revving, smoother, faster, quieter. The 1.9 only has a 5 speed box though. The 2.0 doesn’t pull quite as well from low revs (the 1.9 is like a tank) but is less peaky.