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Tuning guide for 1.8T AEB engines with 150 PS

Up to 320 PS: How to tune your 1.8T engine with code AEB
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Bartek Bartoszewicz
Tuning Professional
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Professional tuning in 4 steps for AEB engines

Do you want to finally tackle your engine's performance and know what 320 PS feels like? That's exactly why we developed the tuning guide for all 1.8T engines with the code AEB. Here we show you in four steps how to tune your Passat or A4 professionally. Included are also all the products you need and valuable tips from Bartek himself.


Engine Code:

AEB

Installed in:

  • VW Passat 3b
  • Audi A4

Year of manufacture:

1998 – 2005


You need that extra, so it lasts a long time:

Here you do not need any additional components. Just install and have fun! Do not use longlife oil. Better is our oil.

BAR TEK-TIP!

BAR-TEK® tips!

We recommend to refuel 102 octane fuel. This gives your engine more power because it knocks less! The turbocharger should not be too old and the engine should be in good condition. The base must be right.

BAR-TEK® tips!

We recommend to refuel 102 octane fuel. This gives your engine more power because it knocks less! The turbocharger should not be too old and the engine should be in good condition. The base must be right.

Product Bundle 1
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Group 6
Group 6
Group 6
Group 6
BAR-TEK® 1.8T AEB Performance Level 1 - Bundle
Maximum performance for the small wallet
Perfect for the start
Top price-performance ratio
1.8T 150PS AEB Chiptuning BAR-TEK®
+
Total
€729.90
incl. VAT

Immediately ready for shipment!

You need that extra, so it lasts a long time:

To bring the extra power on the road, you need a sport clutch. If you build our RS Turbo, you can drive even more power and the turbo lasts much longer than the normal K04, as it can not transmit the power. For the conversion to K04-015 turbocharger you have to install a racing cat and our upgrade air mass meter.

BAR TEK-TIP!

If you already have a Sportkat, a suction hose and an upgrade intercooler installed, you can use it again. The Sportkat is very important for the 1.8T engines in the Passat and Audi A4. Because the catalytic converter sits just behind the turbocharger, the exhaust gas temperature is too high. Our Sportkat upgrade prevents this and lowers the temperature with less exhaust backpressure. If you want to land at 220 PS, order directly the Tuning Kit Level 3!

If you already have a Sportkat, a suction hose and an upgrade intercooler installed, you can use it again. The Sportkat is very important for the 1.8T engines in the Passat and Audi A4. Because the catalytic converter sits just behind the turbocharger, the exhaust gas temperature is too high. Our Sportkat upgrade prevents this and lowers the temperature with less exhaust backpressure. If you want to land at 220 PS, order directly the Tuning Kit Level 3!

Product Bundle 2
Group 6
Group 6
BAR-TEK® 1.8T AEB Performance Level 2 - Bundle
Maximum performance for the small wallet
Perfect for the start
Top price-performance ratio
+
+
KKK K04-015 Turbolader
+
1.8T Upgrade Turbo Krümmer geschlitzt BAR-TEK®
Total
€1,494.80
incl. VAT

Immediately ready for shipment!

You need that extra, so it lasts a long time:

To bring the extra power on the road you need a sport clutch, because the original can not transmit the power. For the conversion to K04-015 turbocharger you have to install a racing cat and our upgrade air mass meter.

BAR TEK-TIP!

With the tuning kit level 3 you have the extended development of kit 2. Here you have 380cc injectors and an upgrade manifold and a further optimized software! If you already have a Sportkat, intake hose and an upgrade intercooler installed, you can continue to use it. With a large intercooler you have the complete power available in the summer!

With the tuning kit level 3 you have the extended development of kit 2. Here you have 380cc injectors and an upgrade manifold and a further optimized software! If you already have a Sportkat, intake hose and an upgrade intercooler installed, you can continue to use it. With a large intercooler you have the complete power available in the summer!

Product Bundle 3
Group 6
Group 6
Group 6
BAR-TEK® 1.8T AEB Performance Level 3 - Bundle
Maximum performance for the small wallet
Perfect for the start
Top price-performance ratio
1.8T Camshaft Install Kit
+
+
1.8T Passat 3b; 3BG & Audi A4 B5; B6 200 Zeller RENNKAT Plug&Play
Total
€2,759.85
incl. VAT

Immediately ready for shipment!

You need that extra, so it lasts a long time:

320 PS: This is an announcement! To drive this performance, you'll need to replace your connecting rods with H-shaft connecting rods. So that then the 320 PS also get on the road, a sports clutch kit is required. The exhaust must be a 76 mm exhaust system. The fuel pump should be the upgrade version, otherwise motor death threatens by leaning.

BAR TEK-TIP!

This conversion requires good software tuning. You can send us your ECU or have your vehicle tuned directly in our workshop. Another tip from us: You should build the downpipe in 70 mm, as it is very narrow at the Passat and Audi A4 below the axle body to the body. You should put the catalyst down. This reduces the exhaust gas temperature and protects the turbocharger!

This conversion requires good software tuning. You can send us your ECU or have your vehicle tuned directly in our workshop. Another tip from us: You should build the downpipe in 70 mm, as it is very narrow at the Passat and Audi A4 below the axle body to the body. You should put the catalyst down. This reduces the exhaust gas temperature and protects the turbocharger!

Product Bundle 4
Group 6
Group 6
Group 6
Group 6
BAR-TEK® 1.8T 20V Performance Level 4 - Bundle
Maximum performance for the small wallet
Perfect for the start
Top price-performance ratio
Total
€0.00
incl. VAT

The services listed here are based on our experience and can only indicate a tendency. All information is therefore without guarantee. Every engine is different and many factors play a major role in maximizing the performance that can be achieved. For example, the fuel used, software tuning or mileage. Test your engine through its paces on our 1000 PS dynamometer! Here we can measure with a tolerance of +/- 1 percent. For further questions please contact us by phone or e-mail. We are glad to help you.

Bartek Bartoszewicz
Tuning Professional
His first car was a Polo Mk1 with a 40 Weber twin carburetor and 129 PS (95 kW). His second was an Audi 50. Today Bartek tunes Lamborghinis to 1000 PS (735 kW). Even as a young boy, Bartek disassembled vehicles and put everything back together better. He wrote his high school diploma with oil on his fingers. The trained automotive mechanic with a focus on engines and gearboxes was determined to go into motorsports. In his 10 years in Formal 1, he supervised 73 races, including as engine mechanic for Ralf Schumacher at Toyota. Since 2010, he has dedicated himself fully to his company BAR-TEK® Motorsport and helps his customers to bring VW and Audi engines to peak performance.
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