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Audi/VW 4.2 V8 Intake Manifold Linkage Arms

0.50 LBS
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Product Description 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! 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, 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 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. 

Product Reviews

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  1. Fantastic quality. What the OEM should've used! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Sep 2020

    I was in the market for new links on my 4.2 Touareg. I put a set on my 2002 Audi S6, about four years ago.

    The old ones weren't broken, yet. I had to free up the intake flaps and in the process of doing that, one of the retaining clips on the OEM links broke while being removed. The billet links from Gruven do not have the same style connector and are much better built.

  2. God bless the American brothers! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jun 2020

    Contrary to the often used stereotypes, if allowed to do so, American workers and Engineers are so very much inspiring competitors and produce state-of-the-art materials and goods!

    As a true German, I can only salute you brothers over there, Chapeau!

    Very well done and a shame to VW original parts. I really hope that the de-industrialisation of the US stops and small and medium businesses arise as here in Germany. They are the backbone of a Nation!

    Warm hugs and keep on rollin‘ out the good stuff guys!

    Grüvenparts is the best!

  3. Intake Manifold Linkage Arms 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st May 2020

    Work great. Installed in 20-30 min. They are really good quality compared to the stock plastic ones. Thanks for making a great, durable replacement.

  4. Best fix for 4.2 audi common issue 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Dec 2019

    Great parts that cost only a few dollars more then the cheaply made audi parts. Also an easy install.

  5. awesome part 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Nov 2019

    Car runs much better very happy with purchase

  6. Well Engineered Parts 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Aug 2019

    Easy to install and your installation instructions are very complete.

  7. The intake flaps will break before these do. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jul 2019

    Lightweight, easy installation, low-friction actuation once snapped in place. Hardest part was removing the remains of the old ones, and even that just needed a pair of needle nose and a small screwdriver. Car immediately feels peppier from a stop and when cold. May have improved my mileage, too early to confirm or refute.

    You may get some relatively odorless smoke out the exhaust for a few minutes if the intake hasn't actuated in a long time. (Unburnt fuel introduced by secondary air injection?) Take it for a short drive to clear it out. Mine were broken when I bought the car so it's been at least three years, probably much more, since everything worked right.

  8. Nice n easy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd May 2019

    Lifetime fix at a much more affordable price than a dealership.

  9. Fit well 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Jul 2018

    I first made the mistake of buying the cheap e-bay alternative to these. They fell off the first day, I should have gotten the hint when they said "made in china" on the bag and did not fit snugly.

    I ordered these arms and the parts fit my 2002 S8 perfectly, the arms snapped directly onto the balls of the existing parts and the way they fit inspired confidence in the product.

    I would recommend these.

  10. Gruven linkage arms - 2005 Touareg V8 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th May 2018

    Recently purchased the linkage arms and they arrived into Australia quickly, easy to install and work well.
    Very happy with the purchase - great design and well manufactured !!
    Thanks Gruven

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