GruvenParts.com Intake Manifold Linkage Arms – Warranted for Life ! These links come in sets of 2 which is enough for 1 car.
Dont replace your linkage arms with full Delrin plastic arms - they will break, and they are the reason you are on this page in the first place! Ours are made of high strength aircraft aluminum and use Delrin ONLY in the non-stressed socket region which is fully encased by aircraft aluminum to promote lubricity. Delrin by itself cannot handle the high engine heat without an aluminum casing and is NOT INTENDED to be used for the highly stressed main body of the part. Aircraft aluminum is many many times stronger and withstands much higher heat than Delrin. Do this job once and be done with it as many thousands have, including Audi and VW dealers.
Got a 4.2L V8 Audi or VW ? Then you had better check your intake manifold actuator arms (p/n 077-198-327A, 077198327A)! These engines have a variable intake manifold which is opened by 2 plastic linkage arms. Unfortunately, the OEM linkage arms are molded from cheap plastic and quickly snap during normal use.
Broken intake arms result in a sluggish engine which stumbles and looses power and fuel economy. To make matters worse, VW and Audi will only sell you an entire repair kit (p/n 077-198-327A, 077198327A) for over $400. And, each repair kit they sell only contains 1 short or long linkage arm. So if you have broken 2 linkage arms, you are out $800!
Dont Forget About Our Billet 4.2 V8 Intake Manifold Pivot Levers, Too !
Click Here for the Billet 4.2 V8 Intake Manifold Pivot Levers!
GruvenParts.com has solved this problem by designing custom billet aluminum intake manifold arms for maximum strength and unbeatable wear resistance. Our billet linkage arms are many times stronger than plastic arms and are guaranteed for life from a company that has been supporting this community since 2001 (not a fly by night unknown!)
Unlike VW/Audi, we sell these arms by themselves so you aren’t buying new actuators you don’t need in a $400-$800 repair kit. And unlike VW/Audi, GruvenParts.com WARRANTIES THESE PARTS FOREVER ! Which means you will never need to worry about them again. Buy from a known company that has been supporting these cars since 2001.
Do what many VW and Audi dealers have already done – buy the GruvenParts.com Intake Manifold Linkages and forget about this problem once and for all!
These linkages come in sets of 2, which is enough for 1 vehicle. Installs in seconds, simply snap the end links onto the actuators and you’re done! These are specially sized for each vehicle; please choose your vehicle from the drop down menu below.
Click here for a DIY on The Billet Intake Linkage Installation
Fits the following vehicles and replaces linkage arms in P/N 077-198-327A, 077198327A :
2004-2007 VW Phaeton V8
2003+ VW Touareg V8
2002-2004 Audi A6/Avant V8
1998-2004 Audi A6/S6 Quattro V8
2000+ Audi A8/S8 Quattro V8
If you are buying these for an Audi, you will need to measure your OEM linkage arms and select the correct length from the drop down menu. These cars got EITHER 1” or 2.25” arms so you need to specify. The dimension is an estimate, from center of the ball to center of the ball on the arm. Use the product picture on this page to visually determine if your car has the long (2.25”) or short (1”) arms.
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Posted by Eric on 11th Mar 2017
Arms fit great. Really hard to snap on but, when u get them on...they ain't coming off. I like how they look. And I'm relieved it's permanently fixed.
Posted by Mark on 6th Mar 2017
The arms make a huge difference in both appearance and performance. To my neglect, I never checked the arms until my water pump took a nose dive and my mechanic opened up the front engine. Clear as day, the arms were broken. After researching the issues and avoiding $400.00+ parts, I found gruven! Their customer service is impeccable. After sending an email inquiry I immediately received a text from a representative at Gruven..and it was over the weekend!
The parts fits like a glove and now my car idles well, is smooth on streets and freeway speeds, and more importantly....takes off like a beast!
I texted the person at Gruven my pics and video of the parts on the car. I hope they can find a way to share it with our community.
Posted by Stan on 21st Feb 2017
Exactly what we needed and saved hundreds of dollars. We will be doing more business with you!
Posted by Unknown on 17th Feb 2017
Nothing more to add other than, I'm grateful that that your organization make these parts.
Posted by dick poquette on 15th Feb 2017
product works as advertized
Posted by Unknown on 5th Feb 2017
Excellent fit, easy install. Should never have to replace again.
Posted by Jorge on 2nd Feb 2017
I'm happy for buying parts in this site, excellent manifolds..
Posted by Unknown on 24th Dec 2016
Awesome fix for a factory flaw!
Posted by Scott Fergusson on 20th Dec 2016
This is a perfect example of a small company out-innovating a much larger manufacturer. Gruven's linkage arms are absolutely better designed and reflect a far more engineered approach to an engine system.
Posted by eric heiden on 14th Dec 2016
When I purchased my Touareg, one of the two plastic arms was broken and replaced with a home made Hodge Podge modified glued, shortened, and welded carb linkage.
While replacing both arms I pulled on the spring loaded pivots and realized just how much tension they are under.
Of course a plastic arm will break. They need to be billet aluminum.
Why didn't I think of that?
04 v8 touareg
-- response from Gruven --
Thanks Eric, we'd of course all love to see pics posted on vwvortex if you can of your ride, and these levers installed. We have the billet pivot levers too, you dont even wanna know what VW/Audi charge for those things when they break ! Thanks so much for the post, and let us know what else you need for these great trucks !!! Paul@GruvenParts.com
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