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!

    Shop INA Gen II Kits
  • 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.

    Shop INA Gen II Kits
  • Shaeffler OFFICIAL O.E. INA Audi Timing Belt Tensioners

    OFFICIAL O.E.™ INA

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

    We understand that discerning 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!

    Shop INA Gen II Kits
  • 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.

    Shop INA Gen II Kits

Model Specific Timing Belt Information

FAQs - Common Audi Timing Belt Replacement Questions Answered

  • Audi Timing Belt Replacement Information

    Cost

  • Interval

  • Parts

  • How To

  • Tools

  • Related Repair


Choose Your Model


Blauparts is here to help! CHOOSE YOUR MODEL above and find out the following information for your specific Audi model: How long does it take to replace the Audi timing belt? How much will the parts cost? How much will labor cost? What is the factory recommended Audi timing belt change interval? What are the name brands of timing parts used on my Audi engine? Do I need special tools to replace the Audi timing belt? Can I do it without the tools? Looking to save money... "Can I just replace the timing belt?" What other parts should be replaced during Audi timing belt service? Wondering how to replace the timing belt? Step-by-step Audi timing belt installation instructions and tips, developed by our master technicians.






More Information About BLAU® Audi Timing Belt Kits

O.E. INA Audi Timing Belt Components

Like many other resellers, we used to source timing belt and tensioner parts from large warehouse distributors. That has now changed! In 2013 Blauparts established an exclusive partnership with Schaeffler Group Automotive, one of Germany's and Europe's largest industrial automotive companies. Shchaeffler Group in an OFFICIAL O.E.™ (Original Equipment) manufacturer that has been supplying timing belt components under the INA brand for decades. >> READ MORE about Schaeffler Group Automotive

The Best Choice!

What makes Blauparts' exclusive INA kits the best?Official O.E. INA Audi Timing Belt Base Kit

Schaeffler Group Automotive refuses to supply aftermarket components in their pre-assembled INA kits. They provide only OFFICIAL O.E.™ brand-name timing belt and timing belt tensioner(s) components. The same brand-name manufacturers that VAG and dealers use, just without the logos! As of January 2014, over 90% of our kits include an exclusive INA BASE kit. Partnership with an O.E. manufacturer means Blauparts can ensure absolute quality control through a direct supply chain.

Some reputable O.E. manufacturers have released similar pre-assembled timing belt kits into the market. Many claim to be supplying O.E., but are in fact substituting select components and include non-O.E. and/or aftermarket (not the same brand-name) parts inside these pre-boxed kits.

The Blauparts' Advantage

  • OFFICIAL O.E. Parts

    Blauparts' exclusive pre-assembled INA BASE kits include brand-name timing belt, tensioner component(s), and genuine hardware. The same OFFICIAL O.E. brand-name manufacturers that VAG and dealers use, just without the logos! READ MORE...

  • Installation Instructions

    Engine specific Audi timing belt installation instructions, tips, and service bulletins, developed by our master technicians to help with this crucial service. READ MORE...

  • Timing Belt Tool Rental

    Blauparts' Audi timing belt tool rental program allows technicians to use the special tools required, without the significant investment. READ MORE...

  • Enhanced Kit Extras

    Having everything at your fingertips during this job helps reduce frustration during reassembly. We include extras as a 25 Years of Audi Timing Belt Replacement Experience convenience for your technician, and ultimately to save you money, possibly hundreds of dollars in the long run.
    READ MORE...

  • 'We Care' Packaging

    Precise and careful packaging. Your kit will arrive safe and secure!
    READ MORE...

  • Fast Shipping

    Most orders ship same day!
    1-4 business day delivery.

  • Customer Service

    We view our customers as an extension of our family and are always happy to help.
    READ MORE...

  • Over 25 Years 'Hands-on' German Automotive 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.

 



  • 25 years of Blauparts Audi VW German heritage, along with our family owned small business way of thinking, strongly influenced our new line of Gen II BLAU Audi Timing Belt Replacement Kits. We're confident that our customers will be pleased.

  • " 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. READ MORE...

  • "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.
    READ MORE...






READ MORE...

New! Step-by-Step 2.8L Audi Timing Belt Installation Instructions

July 2nd, 2014
Detailed step-by-step instructions on how to replace the timing belt on Audi 2.8L 30 valve.
2.8L 30V Audi A4 Timing Belt Replacement Steps
2.8L 30V Audi A6 Timing Belt Replacement Steps
  • Timing Belt Tool Rental

    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. Audi Timing Belt Tool Rental Kits 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).

    Rental Fee: The small rental 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. 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.

    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 approximate 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.

  • 'We Care' Packaging

    In line with Blauparts' values, our timing belt kits are thoughtfully assembled, packaged, and shipped. We want your kit 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. PHONE: (920) 758-3232





  • Audi Timing Belt Instructions
  • Special Tools for Audi Timing Belt Replacement
  • Technical VW Timing Belt Installation Help
  • Enhanced Kit Extras

    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.






Blauparts Timing Belt Kit Customer Reviews

What Our Customers Say...

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

  • "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 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.

BACK TO TOP