VW Phaeton Timing Belt Replacement for 4.2L 40 Valve Models

    VW Phaeton Engine Bay 4.2L 40 Valve

The 4.2 liter 40 valve V8 engine was used in 2000-2004 VW Phaeton (US) 7L chassis. The 40V engine is driven by a timing belt system which links the cylinder heads, camshafts, and crankshaft to run in sync. This VW Phaeton timing belt system consists of a wear resistant, high strength, corded/molded rubber timing belt (a.k.a. VW Phaeton toothed belt). There's also an assortment of tensioners and idler rollers to guide and tension the VW Phaeton timing belt.

It's very important to service your 4.2L VW Phaeton timing belt. The timing belt, tensioner, and idler components eventually reach the end of their recommended service life. The 7L Phaeton 4.2L 40V is an interference engine (a.k.a. non-clearance engine). If the VW Phaeton 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. VW Phaeton timing belt failure on these engines usually results in catastrophic engine damage (i.e. bent valves and in some cases cracked pistons).

VW Phaeton Timing Belt Replacement Kits 4.2L 40 Valve Engine

Where's the best place to buy a VW Phaeton 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 VW Phaeton 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 VW 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 VW Timing Belt Kits include a BASE INA kit and have been fully integrated to Gen II status.

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

Gen II BLAU® VW Phaeton 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 4.2L VW Phaeton Timing Belt Kit

    INA Base VW Timing Belt KitBASE

    Preassembled BASE 4.2L 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

    Buy VW Phaeton 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 VW Phaeton Timing Belt Kit

    INA Enhanced VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED

    Preassembled BASE 4.2L 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 + 4.2L VW Phaeton Timing Belt Kit

    INA Enhanced + VW Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

    Preassembled 4.2L 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 Phaeton Timing Belt Kit Enhanced +