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Used Volkswagen ECU Engines

All used Volkswagen ECU Engines listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list cheap new OES or aftermarket car parts at discounted prices and used OEM car parts up to 80% cheaper than main dealer prices for Volkswagen from premium breaker yards from across the UK.

About ECU Engines

A Volkswagen ECU (Engine Control Unit) is an electronic control system that manages and regulates the engine performance and efficiency via a series of actuators and sensors.

 

The ECU processes real time data taken from sensors such as air intake, exhaust gas, throttle position and crankshaft position, compares it to a ‘map’ or ‘lookup table’ and then adjusts components accordingly via actuators. Adjustments include changes to the engines timing, fuel/air mix and idle speed.

 

Some Engine Control Units also handle additional elements such as cruise control, anti-theft and anti-skid.

 

Volkswagen ECU’s are located within the dashboard or engine bay. It is often possible to ‘read’ or interrogate your cars ECU using a laptop computer with relevant software and cable or a dedicated reader via a connection port which is usually located in the dashboard. This method is used by mechanics for diagnosis of engine faults.

 

Like any electronic component, an ECU can fail for a number of reasons including short circuits, dry solder joints, water damage or age. Diagnosis is generally much easier with the correct reader which can be used to obtain error codes from the ECU. Bad data from failed or degraded sensors are also common cause of ECU related faults.

Volkswagen trivia

  • There were 521,273 new motors that left showrooms in 2019 coloured grey, the official figures revealed. The Volkswagen Golf was officially the most-chosen model to be painted grey. Black was in second place with 466,276 cars, accounting for one in five new vehicles leaving dealer forecourts.
  • The Golf was always Volkswagen's best-selling car, but was overthrown as Europe's best-selling car in 2017; the Polo recorded more deliveries in 2018.
  • Volkswagen has around 230 dealers in the UK.
  • Volkswagens’ are mentioned currently in 10 world records including the ‘greatest distance driven on a single tank of fuel’ (1,581.88 miles by a VW Passat) and the ‘Fastest vehicle crossing the Gilf Al-Kebir plateau’ (timed at 5hr 7min in a VW Amarok).
  • The Volkswagen AG group also owns Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Seat, Skoda, Ducati, MAN and Skania. Breakeryard.com also sell starter motors and other used parts for Audi, Seat and Skoda but, unfortunately, not Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini or Porsche.