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Audi A8 Timing Belt Replacement for 4.2L 40 Valve Models

The 4.2 liter 40 valve V8 engine was used in 2000-2003 Audi A8 D2 Platforms and 2004-2006 Audi A8 D3 Platforms. The 40V V8 engine is driven by a timing belt system which links the cylinder heads, camshafts, and crankshaft to run in sync. This Audi A8 timing belt system consists of a wear resistant, high strength, corded/molded rubber timing belt (a.k.a. Audi A8 toothed belt). There's also an assortment of tensioners and idler rollers to guide and tension the Audi A8 timing belt.

It's very important to service your 4.2L Audi A8 timing belt. The timing belt, tensioners, and idler components eventually reach the end of their recommended service life. The A8 4.2L 40V is an interference engine (a.k.a. non-clearance engine). If the Audi A8 timing belt fails, the timing belt system that links the cylinder heads, camshafts, and crankshaft no longer run in sync. Close tolerance engine designs allow for the cylinder head valves to hit the top side of the pistons. Timing belt failure on these engines usually results in catastrophic engine damage (i.e. bent valves and in some cases cracked pistons).

D2 Platform

The D2 platform A8 4.2L has two different timing belt system possibilities. The various systems depend on model year and/or VIN number. The difference is the timing belt tensioner.

2000 model years have two different timing belt system possibilities. Owners will need to confirm if they have the early or later system with their VIN #.
It is the responsibility of 2000 A8 owners to determine which system (Early or Late) they have using the last last 6 digits of their vin#. [System Details]

2001-2003 model years had only one timing belt system option.
Owners will NOT need to confirm their engine code or VIN #.

Helpful illustrated pages that can help you:
- How To Determine Your Audi Engine Code
- How To Decipher Your Audi VIN Number


Audi A8 Timing Belt Replacement 4.2L 40 Valve

Audi A8 D3 Engine Bay

D3 Platform

2004-2006 model years had only one timing belt system option. Owners will NOT need to confirm their engine code or VIN #.



Audi A8 Timing Belt Replacement Kits 4.2L 40 Valve Engine

Where's the best place to buy an Audi A8 timing belt kit?

We're 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.

BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.™ INA BASE Audi A8 Timing Belt Kits include the same timing belt and timing belt tensioner(s) components that were fitted on your car from the factory. Beginning in May 2013 Blauparts began to include an INA BASE kit in nearly all of our Audi Timing Belt Kits. Hundreds of INA part numbers were entered into our database. As of January 2014, approximately 90% of BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.™ INA Audi Timing Belt Kits include a BASE INA kit and have been fully integrated to Gen II status.

NEW! BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.tm INA Audi A8 Timing Belt Kits for 4.2L 40 Valve Engine

2000 Models with Early VIN

2000 engines had a VIN split with two different timing belt tensioner possibilities. 2000 owners will also need to confirm their VIN #. This kit is for the early VIN system, up to VIN 016500. How To Decipher Your Audi VIN Number.

Enhanced + 4.2L Audi A8 Timing Belt Kit

INA Enhanced + Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

• INA Audi A8 Gates Timing Belt
• NTN Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner w/ Lever
   and Genuine Hardware
• NTN Audi A8 Timing Belt Hydraulic Tensioning
   Damper w/ Genuine Hardware
• INA Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner Eccentic Idler
   w/ Genuine Hardware
• INA Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner Idler
   w/ Genuine Hardware

Other Components:
• Graf Water Pump w/ Metal Impeller and Gasket
• Thermostat w/ O-Ring
• Flennor Gates Serpentine Belt
• Front Crank Seal
• Camshaft Seals
6 Liters German Ravenol G12 Plus Antifreeze (4 -   1.5L Bottles)

Blauparts Extras
• Thread Locking Compounds
• Anti Seize Compound
• Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step Audi A8 4.2L
  Timing Belt Instructions - Numerous pages and
  images of detailed step-by-step guidelines,
  including front bumper removal.

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2000 Later VIN

2000 engines had a VIN split with two different timing belt tensioner possibilities. 2000 owners will also need to confirm their VIN #. This kit is for the later VIN system, starting with VIN 016501. How To Decipher Your Audi VIN Number.

2001-2003

2001-2004 model years had only one timing belt system option. Owners will NOT need to confirm their engine code or VIN #.

Gen II BLAU® Audi A8 Timing Belt Replacement Kits for the 4.2L 40 valve engine contain a preassembled INA timing belt BASE kit. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, lever, idler bearing, and tensioner damper contained in these kits are the same as those directly supplied to the O.E. automotive manufacturer (e.g. Audi) and those that were installed on your vehicle on the assembly line.

Base 4.2L Audi A8 Timing Belt Kit

INA Base Audi Timing Belt KitBASE

Preassembled BASE 4.2L INA Kit:
• INA Audi A8 Gates Timing Belt
• NTN Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner w/ Lever
   and Genuine Hardware
• NTN Audi A8 Timing Belt Hydraulic Tensioning
   Damper w/ Genuine Hardware
• INA Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner Eccentic Idler
   w/ Genuine Hardware
• INA Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner Idler
   w/ Genuine Hardware
• Timing Belt Service Interval Sticker

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Preassembled BASE kit comes directly from our partner Schaeffler who has been manufacturing timing belt components under the Official O.E. INA brand for decades. These kits include the same manufactured brand of timing belt and timing belt tensioner(s), the same ones that were fitted on your car from the factory.
Enhanced 4.2L Audi A8 Timing Belt Kit

INA Enhanced Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED

Preassembled BASE 4.2L INA Kit:
• INA Audi A8 Gates Timing Belt
• NTN Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner w/ Lever
   and Genuine Hardware
• NTN Audi A8 Timing Belt Hydraulic Tensioning
   Damper w/ Genuine Hardware
• INA Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner Eccentic Idler
   w/ Genuine Hardware
• INA Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner Idler
   w/ Genuine Hardware
• Timing Belt Service Interval Sticker

Other Components:
• Graf Water Pump w/ Metal Impeller and Gasket
• Thermostat w/ O-Ring
• Flennor Gates Serpentine Belt
• Front Crank Seal
• Camshaft Seals

also included...

Blauparts Extras
• Allen Bolts for Lower Crankshaft Pulley
• Thread Locking Compounds
• Anti Seize Compound
• Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step Audi A8 4.2L
  Timing Belt Instructions - Numerous pages and
  images of detailed step-by-step guidelines,
  including front bumper removal.

Buy Now
Enhanced + 4.2L Audi A8 Timing Belt Kit

INA Enhanced + Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

Preassembled 4.2L BASE INA Kit:
• INA Audi A8 Gates Timing Belt
• NTN Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner w/ Lever
   and Genuine Hardware
• NTN Audi A8 Timing Belt Hydraulic Tensioning
   Damper w/ Genuine Hardware
• INA Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner Eccentic Idler
   w/ Genuine Hardware
• INA Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner Idler
   w/ Genuine Hardware
• Timing Belt Service Interval Sticker

Other Components:
• Graf Water Pump w/ Metal Impeller and Gasket
• Thermostat w/ O-Ring
• Flennor Gates Serpentine Belt
• Front Crank Seal
• Camshaft Seals
6 Liters German Ravenol G12 Plus Antifreeze (4 -   1.5L Bottles)

also included...

Blauparts Extras
• Allen Bolts for Lower Crankshaft Pulley
• Thread Locking Compounds
• Anti Seize Compound
• Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step Audi A8 4.2L
  Timing Belt Instructions - Numerous pages and
  images of detailed step-by-step guidelines,
  including front bumper removal.

Buy Now

2004 - 06 A8 Models (D3 Platform)

Gen II BLAU® Audi A8 Timing Belt Replacement Kits for the 4.2L 40 valve engine contain a preassembled INA timing belt BASE kit. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, lever, idler bearing, and tensioner damper contained in these kits are the same as those directly supplied to the O.E. automotive manufacturer (e.g. Audi) and those that were installed on your vehicle on the assembly line.

Base 4.2L Audi A8 Timing Belt Kit

INA Base Audi Timing Belt KitBASE

Preassembled BASE 4.2L INA Kit:
• INA Audi A8 Gates Timing Belt
• NTN Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensates Timing Belt    and Genuine Hardware
• NTN Audi A8 Timing Belt Hydraulic Tensioning
   Damper w/ Genuine Hardware
• INA Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner Eccentic Idler
   w/ Genuine Hardware
• INA Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner Idler
   w/ Genuine Hardware
• Timing Belt Service Interval Sticker

Buy Now

Preassembled BASE kit comes directly from our partner Schaeffler who has been manufacturing timing belt components under the Official O.E. INA brand for decades. These kits include the same manufactured brand of timing belt and timing belt tensioner(s), the same ones that were fitted on your car from the factory.
Enhanced 4.2L Audi A8 Timing Belt Kit

INA Enhanced Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED

Preassembled BASE 4.2L INA Kit:
• INA Audi A8 Gates Timing Belt
• NTN Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner w/ Lever
   and Genuine Hardware
• NTN Audi A8 Timing Belt Hydraulic Tensioning
   Damper w/ Genuine Hardware
• INA Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner Eccentic Idler
   w/ Genuine Hardware
• INA Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner Idler
   w/ Genuine Hardware
• Timing Belt Service Interval Sticker

Other Components:
• Graf Water Pump w/ Metal Impeller and Gasket
• Thermostat w/ O-Ring
• Flennor Gates Serpentine Belt
• Front Crank Seal
• Camshaft Seals

also included...

Blauparts Extras
• Allen Bolts for Lower Crankshaft Pulley
• Thread Locking Compounds
• Anti Seize Compound
• Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step Audi A8 4.2L
  Timing Belt Instructions - Numerous pages and
  images of detailed step-by-step guidelines,
  including front bumper removal.

Buy Now
Enhanced + 4.2L Audi A8 Timing Belt Kit

INA Enhanced + Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

Preassembled BASE 4.2L INA Kit:
• INA Audi A8 Gates Timing Belt
• NTN Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner w/ Lever
   and Genuine Hardware
• NTN Audi A8 Timing Belt Hydraulic Tensioning
   Damper w/ Genuine Hardware
• INA Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner Eccentic Idler
   w/ Genuine Hardware
• INA Audi A8 Timing Belt Tensioner Idler
   w/ Genuine Hardware
• Timing Belt Service Interval Sticker

Other Components:
• Graf Water Pump w/ Metal Impeller and Gasket
• Thermostat w/ O-Ring
• Flennor Gates Serpentine Belt
• Front Crank Seal
• Camshaft Seals
6 Liters German Ravenol G12 Plus Antifreeze (4 -   1.5L Bottles)

also included...

Blauparts Extras
• Allen Bolts for Lower Crankshaft Pulley
• Thread Locking Compounds
• Anti Seize Compound
• Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step Audi A8 4.2L
  Timing Belt Instructions - Numerous pages and
  images of detailed step-by-step guidelines,
  including front bumper removal.

Buy Now