INTAKE MANIFOLD LINKAGE ARMS for Audi and Volkswagen 077198327A 4.2L V8
Typically, the O.E.M. part is not sold alone – car dealers only sell it in a kit (P/N 077198327a) which costs around $400 per side (most cars require replacement on both sides, totaling in $800!!!)
The installation is fast and easy, simply remove the damaged part (you may need a screwdriver or pliers) and snap the end links of the new part onto the actuators. That is all!
Please Note: There are two available sizes of linkage arms [short (1″) or long (2″)]. Please choose the size appropriate for your car model, year, and/or assembly plant.
Why do you need two piece 2 pieces??
If you never changed the linkage arms and one of them is broken, probably in another it will break very quickly, because both have been subjected to the same conditions.
We recommend replacing both parts at the same time and avoid future problems.
If your vehicle has a broken link arm in the variable intake manifold system – a common problem due to the poor quality of the material used in the O.E.M. part – this listing offers you the most economical and reliable solution and is backed by a LIFETIME WARRANTY.
The Difference is in the Material Used:
These parts are made of DELRIN (an engineering polymer used in precision parts requiring high stiffness, low friction and excellent dimensional stability) used in industries for automobiles, planes, boats, aerospace, etc. It is a common replacement for metal in many applications such as gears, pulleys, impellers, etc.
Note about part compatibility:
Due in some cases the same model of Audi or VW could be use the link arm 1inch long or 2inch long depending of factors how assembly plant, you will be sure which size your car need. You must measure your OEM linkage arms and select the correct length for your car, or ask to you mechanics or car dealer.
The dimension is an estimate, from center of the ball to center of the ball on the arm.
Please determine if your car has the long (2”) or short (1”) manifold link arms before you buy.
• High mechanical strength and rigidity
• Toughness and high resistance to repeated impacts
• Long-term fatigue endurance
• Excellent resistance to moisture, gasoline, solvents, and many other chemicals
• Good resilience and resistance to creep
• Natural lubricity
• Wide end-use temperature range (-100f to 300f)
• Good electrical insulating characteristics
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