[V6-12v] The Missing Sock Dimension - things you learn about your car

James4ihl at aol.com James4ihl at aol.com
Mon Feb 23 07:11:28 EST 2004

In a message dated 22/2/04 3:10:07 am, tomchr at ee.washington.edu writes:

> Now I just need to find someone who's willing to rent the tools for
> timing belt replacement to me. But I guess I have about a year to find
> that someone... If any of you know anyone on-line or in the Seattle area
> who has the tools for rent, I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know.
> Tom

Actually, this occurred to me recently also. I'm in the UK, so there are 
probably not so many people on the list from my neck of the woods, but I'd been 
thinking about some of the Audi 'Special Tools' that are neccessary for working 
on this engine in particular. Most notably the tools for setting the valve 
timing (3243 for holding the cams in position, 3242 for holding the crank in 
position), as the procedure can't be performed successfully without them, but they 
are quite expensive to buy relative to the amount of times one person would 
use them. However, if anyone has them and would be prepared to rent them, or is 
interested in a group buy, (I know an Audi dealer who will happily supply 
special tools in the UK) maybe it's something we could help each other out with 
and save ourselves a lot of dough on Audi workshop prices?


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