VW/Audi 2.5 R5 TDI CR Engine Specs, Problems & Reliability. This new generation engine is based on the 2.5 R5 TDI and developed especially for Volkswagen Crafter in 2006. It is an inline five-cylinder (R5) turbocharged direct injection (TDI) diesel engine. It also has cast iron (GG350) cylinder block, SOHC driven by timing belt, aluminum 10-valve head, and hydraulic container tappets. Now the engine is equipped with the newest Typical Rail (CR) fuel system.
To satisfy the increased demands for power, acoustics, emissions, fuel usage and to extend upkeep intervals, numerous parts of the engine were redeveloped. This engine got a diesel particulate filter (DPF), electronic throttle control, EGR cooler and electronic EGR valve control, engine oil level sensing unit for increasing maintenance interval.
The engine enhanced by variable geometry turbocharger. All 80kW (107hp) versions and higher chooses an intercooler. Typical rail direct injection pump produces pressure approximately 1,600 bars. The operation of all systems is controlled by Bosch EDC16 electronic engine control unit (ECU).
The engine power variety is in between 65-120kW (87-161hp). This generation adheres to the Euro IV European emission standards. Inline five-cylinder engines were completely changed by more compact Volkswagen V6 TDI engines (3.0 TDI, 2.7 TDI) in 2011.
VW/Audi 2.5 R5 TDI CR Engine Problems and Reliability
The 2.5-liter TDI CR had some turbo failures, which caused high oil consumption. The 2010 version of the 2.5 TDI CR engine was redesigned, correcting the previous problems of turbo failure. The DPF life is about 100,000 miles. Numerous DPF problems are down to malfunctioning pressure sensing units.
VW/Audi 2.5 R5 TDI CR Engine Specs
|Cylinder block material||Cast Iron|
|Cylinder head material||Aluminum|
|Fuel system||Common rail direct injection|
|Number of cylinders||5|
|Valves per cylinder||2|
|Bore, mm||81.0 (3.19 in)|
|Stroke, mm||95.5 (3.76 in)|
|Displacement, cc||2,461 cc (150.2 cu in)|
|Type of internal combustion engine||Four-stroke, turbocharged|
|Power, hp||87-161 hp /3,500|
|Torque, lb ft||162-258 lb-ft/2,000|
|Engine oil weight||VW 504 00/ 507.00, 5W30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||8.5 (9 liters with filter)|
|Oil change interval, mile||20,000 (30,000 km) /12 months|
VW/Audi 2.5 R5 TDI CR Engine Modifications
- BJJ – 87 hp (65 kW)/ 3,500 rpm; 162 lb ft (220Nm)/ 2,000 rpm.
- BJK – 107 hp (80 kW)/ 3,500 rpm; 207 lb ft (280Nm)/ 2,000 rpm.
- BJL – 134 hp (100 kW)/ 3,500 rpm; 236 lb ft (320Nm)/ 2,000 rpm.
- BJM – 161 hp (120 kW)/ 3,500 rpm; 258 lb ft (350Nm)/ 2,000 rpm.