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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. 

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  1. Perfect Product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Jul 2023

    Excellent made , high quality, acurate service, very fast delivery

  2. Really good part for your Audi V8 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Nov 2022

    Good idea to make that. Much better than classic plastic arms.

  3. Fits perfectly! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Sep 2022

    Installed the short version of these along with the long billet pivot arms on my late model year 2001 Audi S8 (engine code AYS). Everything fit as expected and was a breeze to install. Thanks again.

  4. superior part for audi 4.2 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Dec 2021

    Purchased a 2001 audi a8L last week and had to update the plastic arms that come stock. Thank you grüvenparts!

  5. Awesome product as always 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Nov 2021

    Excellent product mine didnt break but ive heard others have had them break so i figured i would upgrade now and save the hassle. Paul is a pleasure to deal with always as well!

  6. Touareg V8 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Apr 2021

    Not wanting to spend more than 700 € for just 2 link arms (1 broken and the other split). We did some research and came across your site. Our decision was quickly taken ! order placed on 03/30 and received on 04/15 with the cheapest USPS rate! Quick installation and perfect fit ! Very serious, fast and impeccable quality of parts. Very fast response also by facebook or mail. Somewhere in France a Touareg V8 is rolling with your parts!

  7. Perfect 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Apr 2021

    Super easy to install and they work perfectly!

  8. perfect fit ! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Nov 2020

    Really really nice parts doing great work!!!

  9. Leveled Up my 40v V8 Touareg 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Oct 2020

    Ordered the 2.25" arms when I went to fix the two seized intake swirl flaps AND found that one factory link was broken and the other was completely missing. These billet pieces are works of art!!! Seriously, they'll probably outlast my Touareg. STRONGLY RECOMMEND installing even if you need them. Think of it as preventative maintenance.

    -- response --

    Thanks Christian. The OEM versions break on pretty much 100% of these vehicles, cheap plastic was never meant for this application, and the dealer price on more cheap plastic is absurd. This one is a no-brainer :)

    Take care and happy motoring.

  10. Perfect fit, and I know they'll last! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Sep 2020

    My 2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2 uses the long arms. It blows my mind that the OE actuator arms are basically plastic! Even if the OE plastic is designed to handle the heat of the engine, over time in that environment, that plastic will become brittle and will just break (as did one of mine). This billet aluminum solution is elegant and simple - not to mention much better looking!

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