|GruvenParts.com Intake Manifold Linkage Arms – Warrantied for Life ! These links come in sets of 2 which is enough for 1 car
Got a 4.2L V8 Audi or VW ? Then you had better check your intake manifold actuator arms (p/n 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. We had one VW technician tell us he had six 4.2 V8 cars in the shop, all of them with low miles, and all of them with 2 broken intake arms each. 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 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!. Paying $400-$800 in this economy for another set of cheap plastic arms which are likely to break soon thereafter is ridiculous (and thats putting it nicely)!
GruvenParts.com has solved this problem by designing custom billet aluminum intake manifold arms with a specially machined Delrin ball insert for maximum strength and unbeatable wear resistance. Our billet linkage arms are many times stronger than the chinsy OEM plastic arms and are guaranteed for life!
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.
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:
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” 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”) or short (1”) arms.
Please choose your vehicle from the drop down menu below