Audi RS6 Timing Belt Replacement Cost for 4.2L 40 Valve Models

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How much does it cost to replace the Audi RS6 timing belt on the 4.2 liter 40 valve? How long does it take to change the timing belt on an Audi RS6 4.2 liter 40 valve? How much will the parts cost? How much will labor cost? Thinking of buying an Audi RS6 4.2L and wondering about timing belt replacement?

How Long Does It Take?

How long does Audi RS6 timing belt replacement take?How long does it take to replace the Audi RS6 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 RS6 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 RS6 Timing Belt Kits ranging from $280 - $600 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 RS6? Wondering About Timing Belt Replacement?

Many people who are looking to buy a used Audi RS6 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 RS6 Timing Belt Replacement Service Records

Example of Negotiation:
2004 Audi RS6 4.2L 40V - 120,000 Miles - Asking Price: $6,700
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 $880 to $2,200. Are you willing to take $880 to $2,200 off the purchase price?"

 

Audi RS6 Timing Belt Replacement Kits

NEW! BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.tm INA Audi RS6 Timing Belt Kits for 4.2L 40 Valve Engine

Gen II BLAU® Audi RS6 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 RS6 Timing Belt Kit 4.2L

    INA Base Audi Timing Belt KitBASE

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi RS6 Timing Belt
    • NTN Audi RS6 Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Genuine Hardware
    • NTN Audi RS6 Timing Belt
      Hydraulic Damper w/ Genuine
      Hardware
    • INA Audi RS6 Timing Belt
      Eccentric Idler w/ Genuine
      Hardware
    • INA Audi RS6 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Eccentric 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 INA Audi RS6 Timing Belt Kit 4.2L

    INA Enhanced Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi RS6 Timing Belt
    • NTN Audi RS6 Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Genuine Hardware
    • NTN Audi RS6 Timing Belt
      Hydraulic Damper w/ Genuine
      Hardware
    • INA Audi RS6 Timing Belt
      Eccentric Idler w/ Genuine
      Hardware
    • INA Audi RS6 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Eccentric Idler
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

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

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Camshaft Sprocket O-ring
      Seals w/ Circlips
    • Valve Cover Gaskets
    • Front Motor Mount
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Helpful Audi RS6 4.2L
      Timing Belt Guidelines.
    • Front Bumper Removal
      Instructions.

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  • Enhanced Plus INA Audi RS6 Timing Belt Kit 4.2L

    INA Enhanced + Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi RS6 Timing Belt
    • NTN Audi RS6 Timing Belt
      Tensioner w/ Genuine Hardware
    • NTN Audi RS6 Timing Belt
      Hydraulic Damper w/ Genuine
      Hardware
    • INA Audi RS6 Timing Belt
      Eccentric Idler w/ Genuine
      Hardware
    • INA Audi RS6 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Eccentric Idler
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ Metal
      Impeller and Gasket
    • Wahler Thermostat Assembly
      w/ Housing & 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
    • Camshaft Sprocket O-ring
      Seals w/ Circlips
    • Valve Cover Gaskets
    • Front Motor Mount
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Helpful Audi RS6 4.2L
      Timing Belt Guidelines.
    • Front Bumper Removal
      Instructions.

    Buy Audi RS6 Timing Belt Kit Enhanced +