Audi A8 D3 Timing Belt Service

The A8 is one of those perennial favorites of ours. In its inception it was the underdog – initially lagging behind other German flagship sedans, such as the BMW 7-Series and the Mercedes S-Class.

Audi positioned it as more beautiful, more technologically advanced sedan – with a body made entirely of aluminum, and fast but fuel efficient engines. And a gorgeous interior, which eventually became Audi’s calling card.

Here we perform the critical timing belt service, recommended every 75K miles. As usual, our go-to is a Continental timing kit with a water pump, rollers, and idle pulleys. We replace the thermostat, too.