INA Gen II Audi Timing Belt Replacement KitAudi Timing Belt Replacement Kits

  • Official O.E. INA Audi Timing Belt Parts

    Winning Team Schaeffler INA

    Audi and Schaeffler Extend Successful DTM Partnership by Three Years. DTM Champ 'Rocky' Running in Schaeffler Colors again in 2014. Read more...

    Blauparts is pleased to announce our partnership with Schaeffler Group Automotive!

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  • BLAU Timing Belt Kits

    $15 Off + Extra 5% Off with Code OETIME44

    BLAU® Gen II Timing Belt Kits

    Our partner Schaeffler has been manufacturing timing belt components under the official O.E. INA brand for decades, the same timing belt and timing belt tensioner that were fitted on your car from the factory.

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  • New Gen II Blauparts Audi Timing Belt Kits

    Gen II BLAU® Audi Timing Belt Replacement Kits

    We understand that every customer's needs and budget are different. Gen II BLAU Audi Timing Belt Replacement Kits are offered three different ways: a basic, enhanced, and enhanced + (plus) kit. Nothing changes regarding the O.E. quality of the parts provided, only the amount of comprehensive components included and subsequent pricing.

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  • Shaeffler Official O.E. INA Audi Timing Belt Tensioners

    Official O.E. INA

    The Audi timing belt and tensioners contained in the INA braded kit are the same O.E. quality parts as those directly supplied to the O.E. automotive manufacturer.

    We understand that diserning Audi owners want the same official O.E. part they'd get from the dealer, only at a more reasonable price. You'll find absolute O.E. quality parts in every one of our Gen II kits!

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  • Audi Timing Belt Instructions

    Blauparts' Difference

    Helpful Installation Instructions

    Developed by our master technicians. Select kits come with our detailed step-by-step timing belt instructions, including complete front bumper removal instructions.

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A New Standard - Gen II BLAU® Audi Timing Belt Kits

Our Mission: To Provide Official O.E. Brands of Critical Timing Components

In our 25 years of service shop experience, we've installed nearly every manufacturer of timing belt, water pump, and tensioner. We've also listened to customer's demands and understand that discerning Audi owners want the same official O.E. part they'd get from the dealer, only at a more reasonable price. Elevation of our company values won't allow us to sell lesser quality timing belt parts. You'll find absolute O.E. quality parts, supplied by reputable and official O.E. manufacturers, in every one of our new Gen II BLAU Audi Timing Belt Replacement Kits!

O.E. INA Audi Timing Belt Components

Blauparts' Partner Schaeffler Group - INA Official O.E. Supplier

Like many other resellers, we used to source many of our timing belt and tensioner parts from large warehouse distributors. That has now changed! Blauparts is pleased to announce our partnership with Schaeffler Group Automotive, one of Germany's and Europe's largest industrial automotive companies who have been manufacturing timing belt components under the official Original Equipment (O.E.) INA brand for decades. Partnership with an O.E. manufacturer means Blauparts can ensure absolute quality control through a direct supply chain. >> Read more about Schaeffler.

What Does Gen II (Generation II) Mean?

Gen II BLAU Audi Timing Belt Replacement Kits include crucial components that are made by official OE manufacturers; the same manufacturer that made the timing belt and tensioners that were supplied on your vehicle on the assembly line. We understand that every customer's needs and budget are different. Gen II BLAU Audi Timing Belt Replacement Kits are offered three different ways: a basic, enhanced, and enhanced + (plus) kit. Nothing changes regarding the O.E. quality of the parts provided, only the amount of comprehensive components included and subsequent pricing.

One important difference is that our Gen II BLAU Audi Timing Belt Replacement Kits contain a pre-assembled INA timing belt BASE kit (see image/description below). The timing belt and tensioners contained in the INA branded kit are the same O.E. tensioners as those directly supplied to the O.E. automotive manufacturer. Some other reputable timing belt name brand manufacturers have released similar pre-assembled kits into the market. On the box they claim to be OE, but are in fact including non-official O.E. branded tensioner components inside their pre-boxed kits. This is not the case with our INA kits. You will find only the official O.E. manufactured timing belt and timing belt tensioner(s), the same ones that were fitted on your car from the factory.

  • Product Update

    February 2, 2013
    Original Equipment (O.E.) INA
    Beginning in May 2013 Blauparts began its transition to the INA timing belt tensioners in all Audi timing belt kits. Hundreds of INA part numbers were entered into our database. As of January 2014, approximately 90% of BLAU Audi Timing Belt Kits include official O.E. INA Audi timing belt tensioners and many kits have been fully integrated to Gen II status and include our exclusive pre-assembled INA kits.
  • December 11, 2013
    O.E. INA 30V Timing Belt Components
    As of October 15th, 2013 Blauparts, along with our partner Schaeffler Automotive are please to announce that all of our Audi 2.8L and 2.7T kits have been sold with INA O.E. timing belt tensioners. Read more at BlauNews.
  • Manufacturers We Use

    Our Gen II BLAU® Timing Belt Replacement Kits contain a pre-assembled INA timing belt BASE kit (see image/description below). The timing belt and timing belt tensioners contained in the INA branded kit are the same as those directly supplied to the O.E. automotive manufacturer (e.g. Audi) and that were supplied on your vehicle on the assembly line. To read about the other brands components (e.g. water pump), click here ...»
  • Base Audi Timing Belt Kit

    INA Base Audi Timing Belt KitBASE

    Note: Kit contents depend on vehicle application
    and engine type. Please find your Audi application for specific kit contents.

    Preassembled INA Kit:
    Audi Timing Belt
    Audi Tensioner(s) w/ Hardware
    Audi Tensioner Idler(s) w/ Hardware
    Audi Damper w/ Hardware
    Audi Timing Belt Service Interval Sticker

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    This pre-assembled kit comes directly from our partner Schaeffler who have been manufacturing timing belt components under the official Original Equipment (O.E.) INA brand for decades. These kits include the official O.E. manufactured timing belt and timing belt tensioner(s), the same ones that were fitted on your car from the factory.

    Do you own a repair shop? Join our Professional Installer Repair Shop Program for wholesale pricing on our INA pre-assembled Audi timing belt kits. For more information call us. PHONE: (920) 758-3232
  • Enhanced Audi Timing Belt Kit

    INA Enhanced Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED

    Note: Kit contents depend on vehicle application
    and engine type. Please find your Audi application for specific kit contents.

    Preassembled INA Kit:
    Audi Timing Belt
    Audi Tensioner(s) w/ Hardware
    Audi Tensioner Idler(s) w/ Hardware
    Audi Damper w/ Hardware
    Audi Timing Belt Service Interval Sticker

    Other Components:
    Audi Water Pump
    Audi Serpentine Belt(s)
    Audi Thermostat
    Audi Front Lower Crank Shaft Seal
    Audi Camshaft Seal(s)

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    also included...
    Blauparts Extras [see examples below]
    - Typically Worn Components and Useful Extras
    - Recommended Hardware
    - Installation Instructions
  • Enhanced + Audi Timing Belt Kit

    INA Enhanced + Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

    Note: Kit contents depend on vehicle application
    and engine type. Please find your Audi application for specific kit contents.

    Preassembled INA Kit:
    Audi Timing Belt or Racing Timing Belt Option
    Audi Tensioner(s) w/ Hardware
    Audi Tensioner Idler(s) w/ Hardware
    Audi Damper w/ Hardware
    Audi Timing Belt Service Interval Sticker

    Other Components:
    Audi Water Pump
    Audi Serpentine Belt(s)
    Audi Thermostat
    Audi Front Lower Crank Shaft Seal
    Audi Camshaft Seal(s)
    Audi G12+ Anti-Freeze Coolant 2 to 5 liters

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    also included...
    Blauparts Extras [see examples below]
    - Typically Worn Components and Useful Extras
    - Recommended Hardware
    - Installasee examples belowtion Instructions

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The Added Value of Blauparts' Extras

The added value of Blauparts' extras comes from 25 years of real life hands on experience. As an independent Audi VW specialist, we created and started selling timing belt kits back in the 1990s. For years we've been performing Audi timing belt replacements in our own independent service facility, on customer cars as well as our own test vehicles. We have replaced Audi timing belt components on models ranging from the old Ur quattros to A8s. We're familiar with the detailed workings (ins & outs) of Audi engines. This experience has helped us create Audi timing belt kits that are specific to each model, including everything you'll need to make your installation go smoothly.

We're not a big box store pushing parts and selling everything. We understand part to vehicle connection and include these extras to minimize long term maintenance costs.

Do I really need all this other stuff? Why do you include it?

Around the Audi timing belt interval mileage, due to age, the integrity of many seals and o-rings are worn out or very near the end of their service life. These extras should be replaced and are most easily accessible during timing belt service. It's also common that during Audi timing belt service disassembly procedure certain hardware, o-rings, or clips are damaged or compromised and aren't re-usable for reliability reasons. Having all of these items at your fingertips during this crucial repair helps ease and reduce frustration during reassembly.

We include these extras as a convenience for your technician and ultimately to save you money, possibly hundreds of dollars in the long run. Nobody enjoys the frustration of running to the auto parts store in the middle of a repair (e.g. stripped bolt), or worse finding out months after completing your Audi timing belt service, that one of these related items needs to be replaced and incurring addition labor costs. It makes sense to replace these extras now when they are easily accessible with the vehicle in the service position.

A Few Examples of Typically Worn Components and Useful Extras That We Include

  • Extras in 2.8L 30V BLAU Audi Timing Belt Kits

    Example 2.8L 30V

    NOTE: Depending on Audi application and engine type we include many other necessary and useful extras! Please find your vehicle application for specific kit contents.

    Coolant Temperature Sending Unit w/ O-Ring and Clip: In our service facility we've found that the typical service life of this switch is around 80,000-90,000 miles. Replacing it during Audi timing belt service is wise. The 2.8L engine is in the service position and the coolant system is drained. The temperature sending unit is easily accessed in the lower radiator hose.

    Snub Mount: Most Audi 2.8L engines that are serviced here at Blauparts have broken snub mounts and the rubber has begun to separate. This part is easy to replace when the vehicle is in service position. A bad Audi snub mount causes excess loads on the motor and transmission mounts, which eventually leads to their failure. It can also cause increased inner cv joint flex and subsequent wear.

    Headlight Washer O-Ring: We want to help! We now include the headlamp washer o-ring. This o-ring is often ruined when disconnecting the headlamp washer hose, during front bumper cover removal, and while pulling the radiator valance forward. We've also outlined in detail the correct disassembly procedure in our instructions to prevent this from even happening. Blauparts is always trying to make our kits better.

    OE specified 10.9 Grade Zinc Plated Crank Pulley Bolts: We include some extra hardware in case you happen to strip one out.

    Loctite Anti-seize: Especially noticeable in the snow belt states is the effect of corrosive road salt. This often makes disassembly of engine components more difficult. Anti-seize will come in handy to prevent excess corrosion now and in the future.

    Loctite Thread Locking Compounds: 1 Blue Medium Grade. During factory engine assembly thread locker was used on applicable hardware, timing belt tensioner bolts, and studs. We include this so you can re-create these steps, just like the factory assembly procedure.

  • Extras in 3.0L 30V BLAU Audi Timing Belt Kits

    Example 3.0L 30V

    NOTE: Depending on Audi application and engine type we include many other necessary and useful extras! Please find your vehicle application for specific kit contents.

    Camshaft Sprocket Bolt Access Cap Sealing O-Rings: These o-rings take a compression set. This can change the durometer of the rubber upon decompression thereby compromising the sealing ability. Additionally, over time the rubber hardens and can lose it's ability to seal, causing the cap to leak.

    Camshaft Sprocket Bolt Access Cap Sealing Circlip: These circlips are pressure loaded during factory installation and like to pop off and go flying when you remove them. Often deformed during removal and if reused during re-assembly they're unable to properly hold the cap in place. After timing belt service completion, the cap may pop out during engine operation. It's best to use new circlips to ensure that the cap stays on.

    Valve Cover Gasket: Unlike the 2.8L or 2.7T engines, proper timing belt procedure on the 3.0L engine calls for the removal of the valve covers. The valve covers need to be removed in order for the camshaft locking tools to be used (one for each cam). These special tools are absolutely necessary. #T40030 Cam sprocket locking tools properly holds, locks, and keeps the cams in time during the timing belt replacement procedure. This is the perfect time to replace the valve cover gaskets. With most rubber components, engine heat over time hardens the rubber and loses it's ability to properly seal.

    Snub Mount: This part is easy to replace when the vehicle is in service position. A bad snub mount causes excess loads on the motor and transmission mounts, which eventually leads to their failure. It can also cause increased inner cv joint flex and subsequent wear.

    Loctite Anti-seize: Especially noticeable in the snow belt states is the effect of corrosive road salt. This often makes disassembly of engine components more difficult. Anti-seize will come in handy to prevent excess corrosion now and in the future.

    Loctite Thread Locking Compounds: 1 Blue Medium Grade. During factory engine assembly thread locker was used on applicable hardware, timing belt tensioner bolts, and studs. We include this so you can re-create these steps, just like the factory assembly procedure.

Audi Timing Belt InstructionsHelpful Installation Instructions

We also include Audi timing belt installation instructions and tips, developed by our master technicians.

Select kits come with our detailed step-by-step Audi timing belt instructions. Our hands-on experience has helped us create instructions that are specific to each engine. Detailed instructions include complete front bumper removal instructions. These step-by-step instructions include numerous pages and images of vehicle specific guidelines!

Important Service Bulletins Keeping you up-to-date with crucial repair information.

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Blauparts' Difference

       
         
        Technical VW Timing Belt Installation Help
         
        VW Timing Belt Replacement
         
        Special Tools for Audi Timing Belt Replacement

Our 25 years of Audi VW German heritage and small family owned business way of thinking has strongly influenced this new line of Gen II BLAU Audi Timing Belt Replacement Kits. We're confident that our customers will be pleased with these changes.

We Care Packaging

In line with Blauparts' core value #8, We Care and Deliver #1, our timing belt kits are thoughtfully assembled, packaged, and shipped. We want your Gen II BLAU Audi Timing Belt Replacement Kits to arrive safely and guarantee the most carefully packaged kits in the industry.

Customer Service

If you have any questions or challenges along the way, we're happy to help! Blauparts' company culture and Midwest values are like those within a close family. We view our customers as an extension of our family and are always happy to help. PHONE: (920) 758-3232

Timing Belt Tool Rental Program

FAQ: Can I do it without the tools?

On older single cam Audi engines it is possible to achieve general timing without the special tools. However, on modern (double overhead cam) interference Audi engines this is very risky. Special tools were designed for a reason. They maintain proper timing relationship between the camshafts and the crankshaft positions. Slight variations in timing or orientation can result in catastrophic engine damage (e.g. bent valves).

This isn't the area of vehicle maintenance to cut corners or try to save time. For example, most new vehicles have tapered camshaft sprocket(s). On these Audi models, in order to achieve 100% proper cam to crankshaft timing, special tools are absolutely necessary. When the timing is off just a degree or two, the check engine light could appear and a lack of performance is often noticed. Remember, you're performing a crucial maintenance repair. If done incorrectly, catastrophic engine damage will result.

FAQ: How Does Your Tool Rental Program Work?

As a courtesy and for a small fee ($75.00-$90.00), we offer the option of renting an Audi Timing Belt Tool Rental Kit to customers who purchase one of our BLAU Audi Timing Belt Replacement Kits.

Our Audi timing belt tool rental program allows technicians to use the special tools required, without the investment. For example, a set of special timing belt tools for 3.0L a engine can cost around $600 or more.

An Audi Timing Belt Tool Rental Kit can be in your possession for a total of 7 days. We add appropriate transit time to your 7 day rental. When you receive your package, your invoice and the tool kit itself will have the specified date that your tool rental kit is required back (received in our facility).

What is a tool deposit? A tool deposit is an amount of money put down at the time of tool rental to ensure the return of the tool kit and adherence to our rental policies, agreement, and procedures. This is a good faith tool deposit. The deposit amount varies depending on the actual replacement cost of tools. The refund of your deposit is given when the tool kit has been returned in complete and good condition. For more information see our Tool Rental Policy.

PLEASE NOTE: The small fee we charge doesn't even cover the costs associated with this tool rental program. We offer this as a courtesy to our customers, whom we view as friends. With this in mind, our Audi Timing Belt Tool Rental Kit are not available without the purchase of a BLAU Audi Timing Belt Replacement Kit. Purchasing a timing belt kit and tool rental kit from Blauparts with the intent of using the tools to install timing belt parts purchased elsewhere and then returning our timing belt kit is not allowed. Also, due to the complications of international laws, shipping variables, duties, taxes, and returns, tool rental kits are not available for rental outside of the contiguous 48 US states. Thank you for your understanding.

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Official O.E. INA Audi Timing Belt ComponentsKeys for successful Audi timing belt service?

1) Using official O.E. INA components is very important. It's especially important to use the same official O.E. INA tensioner and tensioner hardware. Using the OE tensioner hardware helps to ensure that proper torquing specifications are achieved upon reassembly, just like from the factory.

Audi Timing Belt Coolant Flushing2) The correct coolant and the integrity of the cooling system is paramount. During timing belt service you as the owner, need to ensure that your cooling system (i.e. antifreeze) is thoroughly flushed and clean, the same as when the vehicle was new and being taken off the production line. This is especially if you're the 2nd or 3rd owner and you cannot confirm the cooling system's integrity. The combination of chemical additives contained in Audi coolant, responsible for retaining alkalinity and inhibiting corrosion within the engine's cooling system, over time becomes depleted. Similar to oil, Audi coolant eventually breaks down, becomes weak, and "gets dirty." This is the perfect opportunity to make it like new!

Proper Audi Timing Belt Change Procedures3) Proper Factory timing belt service procedures on every step! While DIY is great, nothing can make up for the experience of a "Factory Trained Audi Technician." A technician who is qualified, experienced, and has a successful track record of timing belt repair on your specific Audi engine. There are many bad or uncaring mechanics who shouldn't be working on these complex engines. Do yourself and your car a favor by taking the time to research and choose a reputable technician.


 

 


 

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What Our Customers Say...

Blauparts Timing Belt Kit Customer Reviews

Some Blauparts' reviews and feedback from customers regarding our timing belt kits:

"I just wanted to let you know that I received my Enhanced Timing Belt Kit yesterday and I'm really impressed! From the German OEM products, and the super-detailed instructions, all the way to the packaging and labeling, everything is really first rate! It's obvious that you guys really do care about the contents and the presentation of your kits, and it's appreciated! Quality products at a competitive price, shipped accurately and quickly, with responsive customer service!- What more can you ask for? You have another loyal customer. Bravo Blauparts!" - Dave W.

"I am emailing because I was extremely satisfied with my recent order! It arrived very quickly. The kit was well thought out and had everything I needed, including tools I didn't think I'd need and one I would have overlooked! With one click of the mouse I had it all... no endless searching for that hard to find part. Also, the step-by-step instructions really helped. You even indicated the fastener sizes so I could quickly load up the ratchet and 'git-er-done' fast! Finding affordable parts from a reliable source can be tricky. Your company is my go-to solution almost every time! Thanks again and I'll recommend you to anyone." - Michael O.

"I recently placed an internet order for a timing belt kit and tool rental. Prior to placing my order, I emailed a question about your tool rental program. My question was addressed quickly and kindly. After placing my order, it was quickly shipped and delivered with in the time window promised.
After my order was delivered, I jumped into repairs and was pleasantly shocked that I didn't have to go to the local parts store for ANYTHING to complete repairs! Your timing belt kit and tool kit truly had everything I needed and nothing I didn't.
As an ASE Master Technician, I recognize and appreciate quality customer service, OE quality parts, and application specific complete repair kits. Thanks." - Brad F.

"I must say that your team has put together the greatest kit I have ever seen for the TDI timing belt change. I think your instructions are even better than those shown in the Bentley manual. Thanks again for your efficient service!" - David R.

"I was amused when your instructions mention to refer back to the Bentley service manual for detailed instructions. I found you instructions and diagrams to be far superior. Much better detail in your instructions overall." - Mark R.

"As a manufacturing engineer who makes a living writing technical instructions and methods, I found your instructions to be outstanding. They're very well written, easy to follow, and the illustrations are far superior to any service manual I've seen. The various bulletins and warnings describing potential pitfalls not mentioned in the service manual were also extremely helpful. Although I'm an experienced mechanic licensed by the FAA, I've always been a little intimidated by the complexity of the 30 valve. Thanks for the high quality parts, tools, and customer service. I will definitely do business with Blauparts in the future. Thank you." - Geoff M.

"I am sure you have heard it before, but I wanted to say that the parts were great, but the instructions were ABSOLUTELY first rate. When it was time to start the motor back up, I was confident that the job had been done correctly and that it would be successful. Thanks for the great kit!" Trent S.

I ordered a Audi A4 timing belt kit. Needed it the next day and it was at my home at 9:30 a.m. WOW! Thanks for the diligence in getting it all packed up (very well and very organized, I might add) and to me so quickly! The parts are high quality, and I must say, I wish every auto part kit had an associated tool kit already assembled and as well documented and organized as your timing belt kit and tool rental. Thanks for making it go so well!" -Tom P.

"I just wanted to let you know that I was very satisfied with the timing belt kit that I obtained from your company. The parts were very well packaged, the included instructions detailed and informative, and the customer service was excellent!" - Dan

"Absolutely Superb! Thanks for creating such outstanding instructions. The Bentley manual doesn't cover anything for proper per-tensioning. Without your guide, I would have destroyed my V8. Thanks."

"Thank you for the outstanding service. The timing belt kit and tool kit arrived sooner than expected, well packaged, and complete." - David R.

Thank you so much! You made this job extremely straight forward, saved me a lot of headaches, and a lot of money!" - Matthew B.

"I just wanted to thank you for the great experience I had ordering my timing belt kit from you for my V6 ! You guys are an awesome company. I've never gotten such a great deal and experience buying auto parts as I did with you guys. Thanks again." - Thomas C.

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