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  • GruvenParts Short Pivot Levers Shown.
These Measure 1.5" Center Hole to Center Ball
Both Are Identical
  • GruvenParts Long Pivot Levers on Left, Short on Right.
Long Measure 2.0" Center Hole to Center Ball
Both Are Different - Labelled "1" and "2".  Short Measure 1.5" Center Hole to Center Ball
Both Are Identical
  • GruvenParts Short Pivot Links and Long Pivot Levers Installed

VW / Audi 4.2 Billet Intake Manifold Pivot Levers

0.50 LBS

Product Description


*** Choose the Long Pivots or Short Pivots, Based on Whats Installed on Your Vehicle ***

Our billet intake manifold pivot levers are milled out of a solid block of 6061-T651 Aircraft Grade Aluminum and carry a LIFETIME WARRANTY ! They are attached to the intake manifold change over rods on the non-turbo 4.2L V8 VW and Audi engines and are driven by the vacuum actuators connected to the link arms.  As many of you already know, VW / Audi will not sell replacement plastic links and levers separately. They make you buy an entire intake manifold which costs thousands of dollars just to get more parts made of plastic that won't hold up.  Buy the billet versions and be done with this issue.

Please Note : You MUST select either the short pivot levers or long pivot levers from drop down menu above.  Review the pictures on this page to determine if your vehicle uses the short pivot levers or long pivot levers.  The short pivot levers are both IDENTICAL and measure about 1.5" from center of hole to center of ball.  The long pivot levers are NOT IDENTICAL and are usually stamped with a "1" and "2" on them.  The long pivot levers measure 2.0" from center of hole to center of ball.

We already sell the billet manifold linkage arms (OEM P/N 077198327A), these pivot levers are the mating parts.

Click Here for the Billet Intake Manifold Linkage Arms!

Click here for a DIY on The Billet Intake Linkage Installation 

These parts fit the non-turbo Audi and VW 4.2 V8 found in : 

VW Touareg 
VW Phaeton 
Audi A6, S6 
Audi A8, S8, A8L 
(and many other models - take a look at your engine and see if it is the same as this part) 

These fit the following intake manifolds (and likely many others) : 
077-133-185BK (077133185BK) 
077-133-185BD (077133185BD) 
077-133-185BN (077133185BN) 
077-133-185BG (077133185G) 
077-133-185M (077133185M) 
077-133-185AM (077133185AM) 
077-133-185BA (077133185BA) 
077-133-185AT (077133185AT) 
079-133-185AF (079133185AF) 
079-133-185AB (079133185AB) 
077198327A (Manifold Repair Kit)

Product Reviews

  1. Fits perfectly! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Sep 2022

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

  2. Intake manifold pivot levers 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Mar 2016

    Excellent workmanship


    Response from GruvenParts : Thanks for the review. Please post pictures installed when you can on the forums !

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