Is 1998 gti vr6 a 12valve or a 16valve motor


Asked by freggum210 Aug 07, 2013 at 07:22 PM about the 1998 Volkswagen GTI VR6 2-Door FWD

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I have a 1998 mk3 volkswagen gti vr6, and i need to know weather i have a 12v or a 16v

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i think is 12v obd one engine there is also obd 2 thats 24v i don't think vr6 comes whit a 16v only 4 cylinder dohc engine but those ones are in vw gti mk2

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1996 and newer should be OBDII

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thanks for the help to all its obd2 so its 24v


OBDII is the second generation of on-board diagnostics. It is likely that it is a 12v (12 valves in the cylinder head) if it is the US spec GTI of that year. That's rated at 172hp. It is possible that a previous put a newer 24v (4 valves per cylinder) engine in the vehicle. That engine is rated at 201hp in US configuration. All of the particulars of your vehicle should be available from decoding your VIN.


it is not a 24V they didn't make the 24V till half way through 2002, I have one of the first 24V and mine was made sept of 2002, you have an OBD2 12V VR6.

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Still...170hp is a decent starting point. cold air intake, free flow exhaust and some other tuning tweaks should get you close to that 200 hp point...all in a nice, neat package..... great choice for a first car.


I have a friend with a 98 Jetta VR6 12V, did a cold air, full 2.5 inch ehaust with headers, and did an ECU reflash tune, it was most definately more peppy.


What You Guys think about this car i thinking about to buy it for my self Volkswagen-Jetta-GLI-VR6-24V-W0QQAdIdZ510892757


Its a 2003 Jetta Gli VR6 24v 6 speed Manual


Start a new thread Evzen and we'll talk about it.

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