Audi S8 Timing Belt Replacement Cost for 4.2L 40 Valve Models

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How much does it cost to replace the Audi S8 timing belt on the 4.2 liter 40 valve? How long does it take to change the timing belt on an Audi S8 4.2 liter 40 valve? How much will the parts cost? How much will labor cost? Thinking of buying an Audi S8 4.2L and wondering about timing belt replacement?

How Long Does It Take?

How long does Audi S8 timing belt replacement take?How long does it take to replace the Audi S8 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 S8 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 S8 Timing Belt Kits ranging from $80 - $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 S8? Wondering About Timing Belt Replacement?

Many people who are looking to buy a used Audi S8 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 S8 Timing Belt Replacement Service Records

Example of Negotiation:
2004 Audi S8 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 S8 Timing Belt Replacement Kits

NEW! BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.tm INA Audi S8 Timing Belt Kits for 4.2L 40 Valve Engine

2001 Models with Early VIN

2001 engines had a VIN split with two different timing belt tensioner possibilities. 2001 owners will also need to confirm their VIN #. This kit is for the early VIN system, up to VIN 010500. How To Decipher Your Audi VIN Number.

  • Base INA Audi S8 Timing Belt Kit 4.2L

    INA Base Audi Timing Belt KitBASE

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi S8 Timing Belt
    • NTN Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Tensioner and Lever
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • NTN Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Eccentic Idler
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Buy Audi S8 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 S8 Timing Belt Kit 4.2L

    INA Enhanced Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi S8 Timing Belt
    • NTN Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Tensioner and Lever
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • NTN Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Eccentic Idler
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Audi S8 Water Pump
      w/ Metal Impeller and Gasket
    • Audi S8 Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Audi S8 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 S8 4.2L Timing Belt
      Instructions - Numerous pages
      and images of detailed step-by-
      step guidelines, including front
      bumper removal.

    Buy Audi S8 Timing Belt Kit Enhanced
  • Enhanced Plus INA Audi S8 Timing Belt Kit 4.2L

    INA Enhanced + Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi S8 Timing Belt
    • NTN Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Tensioner and Lever
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • NTN Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Eccentic Idler
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Audi S8 Water Pump
      w/ Metal Impeller and Gasket
    • Audi S8 Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Audi S8 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 S8 4.2L Timing Belt
      Instructions - Numerous pages
      and images of detailed step-by-
      step guidelines, including front
      bumper removal.

    Buy Audi S8 Timing Belt Kit Enhanced +

2001 Models with Later VIN

2001 engines had a VIN split with two different timing belt tensioner possibilities. 2001 owners will also need to confirm their VIN #. This kit is for the later VIN system, and VIN's that are after 010501 . How To Decipher Your Audi VIN Number.

2002-2003 Models

2002-2003 model years had only one timing belt system option. Owners will NOT need to confirm their engine code or VIN #.

  • Base INA Audi S8 Timing Belt Kit 4.2L

    INA Base Audi Timing Belt KitBASE

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi S8 Timing Belt
    • NTN Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Tensioner and Lever
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • NTN Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Eccentic Idler
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Buy Audi S8 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 S8 Timing Belt Kit 4.2L

    INA Enhanced Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi S8 Timing Belt
    • NTN Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Tensioner and Lever
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • NTN Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Eccentic Idler
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Audi S8 Water Pump
      w/ Metal Impeller and Gasket
    • Audi S8 Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Audi S8 Flennor Gates
      Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seals

    also included...

    Valve Cover Gasket Kit Addtions
    • Neoprene Perimeter Valve Cover
      Gaskets
    • Neoprene Center Valve Cover
      Gaskets
    • Neoprene Mounting Seals
    • Camshaft Valley Seals
    • Cam Chain Tensioner Gaskets
    • Viton Cam Reference Sensor
      Seals
    • Rear Camshaft End Cap Seals
    • Tube Silicone RTV Gasket
      Compound

    Blauparts Extras
    • Allen Bolts for Lower
      Crankshaft Pulley
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step
      Audi S8 4.2L Timing Belt
      Instructions - Numerous pages
      and images of detailed step-by-
      step guidelines, including front
      bumper removal.

    Buy Audi S8 Timing Belt Kit Enhanced
  • Enhanced Plus INA Audi S8 Timing Belt Kit 4.2L

    INA Enhanced + Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates Audi S8 Timing Belt
    • NTN Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Tensioner and Lever
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • NTN Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Eccentic Idler
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Audi S8 Timing Belt
      Tensioner Idler
      w/ Genuine Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
      Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Audi S8 Water Pump
      w/ Metal Impeller and Gasket
    • Audi S8 Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Audi S8 Flennor Gates
      Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seals
    6 Liters German Ravenol G12   Plus Antifreeze (4 - 1.5L Bottles)

    also included...

    Valve Cover Gasket Kit Addtions
    • Neoprene Perimeter Valve Cover
      Gaskets
    • Neoprene Center Valve Cover
      Gaskets
    • Neoprene Mounting Seals
    • Camshaft Valley Seals
    • Cam Chain Tensioner Gaskets
    • Viton Cam Reference Sensor
      Seals
    • Rear Camshaft End Cap Seals
    • Tube Silicone RTV Gasket
      Compound

    Blauparts Extras
    • Allen Bolts for Lower
      Crankshaft Pulley
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step
      Audi S8 4.2L Timing Belt
      Instructions - Numerous pages
      and images of detailed step-by-
      step guidelines, including front
      bumper removal.

    Buy Audi S8 Timing Belt Kit Enhanced +