VW Touareg Timing Belt Replacement Interval for 4.2L 40 Valve Models

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What is the recommended VW Touareg timing belt change interval on the 4.2L 40 valve engine? Has the in factory recommended VW Touareg timing belt interval for the 4.2L engines changed? Do we recommend the factory interval, or has our experience moved us to recommend a different change interval?

Factory Recommended Timing Belt Service Interval

VW Touareg Timing Belt Change IntervalWhat is the recommended timing belt change interval for VW Touareg 4.2L 40 valve models? The most recent factory recommend interval is 80,000 miles. Some older scheduled Maintenance Service booklets reference a 105,000 mile timing belt service schedule interval. However, according to the most current manufacturer service schedule information, the interval has been updated to 80,000 miles.

What does Blauparts recommend? When dealing with crucial timing belt service, err on the side of caution and change your VW Touareg timing belt every 80,000 miles. It is our recommendation to closely inspect all timing belt components before the recommended interval. Play it safe, changing your timing belt may seem expensive. However, choosing to exceed your timing belt service interval is risky and can lead to unknown repair costs that will far exceed typical timing belt replacement service cost.

Intended Life-Expectancy of Timing Belt Components

Various VW Touareg timing belt component life spans. In our own service facility, we've seen a few original timing belts last over 100,000 miles and others ready to break before 80,000 miles. In addition to mileage there are other factors that age the timing belt and related components. The following are some reasons why you see the difference in how long a VW Touareg timing belt and related components last: (1) un-logged engine idle times and sitting in traffic; (2) warm-up time in cold weather; (3) environmental climate factors; (4) related engine maintenance that may have been overlooked.

How long do VW Touareg timing belt parts last?Keys to the long-life of your new timing belt components after timing belt replacement. Make your new parts last! You can expect your new BLAU® Official O.E. components to last the specified 80,000 mile interval if the following important steps were taken:

1) Timing belt service was performed using BLAU® Official O.E. components. The same timing belt and timing belt tensioner(s) that were fitted on your VW Touareg from the factory, which are engineered to meet factory interval requirements.

2) Timing belt service was performed by an experienced competent ASE certified VW mechanic who is familiar with your specific engine.4.2L 40 valve engine.

3) Factory service procedures must be strictly followed. Even if installing the best parts, using improper procedures can shorten their life span. Incorrect installation or missteps during timing belt service are often done without intent and aren't noticed until further down the road. Fortunately, some common mishaps are noticed after re-assembly and during the final engine rotational timing sequences.

VW Touareg Timing Belt Replacement Kits

BLAU® Official O.E. INA VW Touareg Timing Belt Kits for 4.2L 40 Valve Engine

Gen II BLAU® VW Touareg 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, eccentric idler bearing, and tensioner damper contained in these kits are the same as those directly supplied to the O.E. automotive manufacturer (e.g. VW) and those that were installed on your vehicle on the assembly line.

  • Base INA VW Touareg Timing Belt Kit 4.2L

    INA Base VW Timing Belt KitBASE

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates' Timing Belt
    • NTN Timing Belt Tensioner
    w/ Lever and Genuine Hardware
    • NTN Timing Belt Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
    w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Timing Belt Tensioner Eccentic Idler
    w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Timing Belt Tensioner Idler
    w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA 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 VW Touareg Timing Belt Kit 4.2L

    INA Enhanced VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates' Timing Belt
    • NTN Timing Belt Tensioner
    w/ Lever and Genuine Hardware
    • NTN Timing Belt Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
    w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Timing Belt Tensioner Eccentic Idler
    w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Timing Belt Tensioner Idler
    w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA 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 Compound
    • Anti-Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step 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 VW Touareg Timing Belt Kit 4.2L

    INA Enhanced + VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Gates' Timing Belt
    • NTN Timing Belt Tensioner
    w/ Lever and Genuine Hardware
    • NTN Timing Belt Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
    w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Timing Belt Tensioner Eccentic Idler
    w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Timing Belt Tensioner Idler
    w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA 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 Compound
    • Anti-Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step 4.2L Timing Belt Instructions - Numerous pages and images of detailed step-by-step guidelines, including front bumper removal.

    Buy VW Touareg Timing Belt Kit Enhanced +