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Re: Audi toolset

> I love my "new" 1989 200 TQ Wagon -- only its "missing" my BMW toolkit!
> Does anyone have a lead on a quality set of metric tools for the Audi? You
> know, something in a nice plastic case with inserts for each tool, etc.

Welcome to the "Avant" club Michael!  ... if you didn't know, the wagons 
are called Avant's in Europe.  My wife & I have an '88 (5000 not 200) and
we thoroughly enjoy it.
> Also, what are the basic tools used to keep an Audi in shape?
> Wrenches: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19mm?
> Hex wrenches: what sizes (if any) are used?
> Any other tools I need to know about?
... one thing I would recommend that you get if you don't already have
one is a full size spare.  There is room for it under the floor of the
tail section and it's better than having to count on that compact spare 
they provide.  

I think that you've got pretty much everything covered on the emergency
tool kit.  I can't say that I've ever needed an 11mm, and I'm pretty sure 
the 9mm, 12mm and 14mm are pretty useless as well.  You might want to in-
clude a 6mm socket and a 7mm combination wrench.  I have a set of sockets 
and combination wrenches with a collection of common and phillips screw-
drivers.  I also have a set of hex wrenches, but I don't think that is 
useful very often.

I found a nice set of Craftsman tools at Sears.  It was a metric/english
socket set that came with 1/4 and 3/8 drive sockets, two ratchets and a
drive handle.  It also came with a spark plug socket.  It has the plastic
case to hold all the tools, but it also had an area in the top which has 
a snap on cover that allowed me to put the wrenches and screwdrivers inside.
I think I bought it a couple of years ago, and it probably cost about $50
(not including screwdrivers and wrenches).  The total cost was probably
about $80 getting each part on sale ...

I guess I like to be prepared, but I also carry a digital meter that has
volts, amps, ohms and dwell measurement ability, and I found coveralls
that are made of paper that are easy to roll up and keep in a corner.

Steve Buchholz
San Jose, CA (USA)