Audi A8 Timing Belt Replacement Cost for 4.2L 40 Valve Models

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How much does it cost to replace the Audi A8 timing belt on the 4.2 liter 40 valve? How long does it take to change the timing belt on an Audi A8 4.2 liter 40 valve? How much will the parts cost? How much will labor cost? Thinking of buying an Audi A8 4.2L and wondering about timing belt replacement?

How Long Does It Take?

How long does Audi A8 timing belt replacement take?How long does it take to replace the Audi A8 timing belt on the 4.2 liter 40 valve? The average timing belt service labor time for this engine is around 8 hours depending on the technician's experience and the amount of timing belt parts being replaced.

How Much Does It Cost?

4.2L Audi A8 Timing Belt Labor CostThe average shop labor rate is $75 - $200 per hour. The lesser amount is often found in smaller cities and the more expensive labor rate seems to align itself with larger cites. Depending on shop rate, technicians experience, and the amount of timing belt parts being replaced it can cost approximately $600-$1,600. This is just the labor cost (not including parts).

How Much Do The Parts Cost?

It depends. Some choose to source the parts themselves, while others get the parts through their repair shop. Some repair shops prefer to supply the parts themselves. This allows for cost margins and potential profits on the parts. Also, they can control the type of parts used, reducing the potential problem of having customers come back with part issues.

You won't have to worry about this with our INA Gen II BLAU A8 Timing Belt Kits ranging from $230 - $500 and include the same Official O.E. parts that came on your car from the factory, just without the genuine logo. This is a huge savings vs retail dealer cost, which is approximately $350 - $1,600. Have your mechanic call us!


Looking to Buy A Used Audi A8? Wondering About Timing Belt Replacement?

Many people who are looking to buy a used Audi A8 4.2L 40 valve start researching the cost of replacing the timing belt. It's best to purchase a car that comes with service history records from the previous owner. Owners who value their car and took care of it will have a record of all service history, an indication of the vehicle's overall shape and reliability. The importance of service records is indisputable. A seller without any service records, is looking to take advantage of the "inexperienced" buyer, making more money at their expense.

Inspecting a timing belt that "seems fine" isn't enough. You'll also want to confirm when the last timing belt service was performed with the appropriate documentation. Don't just take the word of a seller saying "Oh, I think I changed it around 30,000 miles ago." Assumptions and no documents means RISK. Calculate the cost of timing belt replacement into your purchase price if they don't have the records.Audi A8 Timing Belt Replacement Service Records

Example of Negotiation:
2002 Audi A8 4.2L V8 - 98,000 Miles - Asking Price: $8,900
Buyer: "When was the timing belt done last."
Seller: "Oh, I just did it. I think it was about 30,000 miles ago."
Buyer: "Do you have the paperwork?"
Seller: "No, I don't."
Buyer: "Well with no documentation, I'll have to get it replaced to establish a guarantee baseline. That will cost me around $800 to $2,000. Are you willing to take $800 to $2,000 off the purchase price?"

 

Audi A8 Timing Belt Replacement Kits

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.

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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 INA Audi A8 Timing Belt Kit 4.2L

    INA Base Audi Timing Belt KitBASE

    Preassembled 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

    Buy Audi A8 Timing Belt Kit Base

    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 INA Audi A8 Timing Belt Kit 4.2L

    INA Enhanced Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED

    Preassembled 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

    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.


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  • Enhanced Plus INA Audi A8 Timing Belt Kit 4.2L

    INA Enhanced + Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

    Preassembled 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.

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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 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

    Buy Audi A8 Timing Belt Kit Base

    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 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 Audi A8 Timing Belt Kit Enhanced
  • Enhanced + 4.2L Audi A8 Timing Belt Kit

    INA Enhanced + Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

    Preassembled 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 Audi A8 Timing Belt Kit Enhanced +