[V6-12v] Timing belt tools

Tom Christiansen tomchr at ee.washington.edu
Mon Feb 23 14:46:04 EST 2004


I can see that is theoretically possible. Both from posts on the list and 
from the fact that whoever changed the timing belt in my car last painted 
timing marks here and there. I know it is "possible" but I don't think it's 
the "optimal" way of doing it.

Once I have the time I think I'll leave the front of my car disassembled 
for a couple of days. That should give me enough time to fabricate a cam 
holding tool. I think I can do without the crank holding tool. But I would 
really like to get the cams aligned right - especially since it's fairly 
obvious that someone didn't bother to use the right tools last time...


At 02:17 PM 2/23/2004 -0500, Rokas Reipa wrote:
>FWIW, the procedure can be performed just fine without the tools. BTDT.
>95.5 S6
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Tom Christiansen" <tomchr at ee.washington.edu>
>To: <James4ihl at aol.com>
>Cc: <v6-12v at audifans.com>
>Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 1:13 PM
>Subject: [V6-12v] Timing belt tools
>An alternative to renting tools would be if someone has access to the
>tools and could take enough measurements to allow reproduction. I have
>access to a rather cool machine shop and would rather easily be able to
>build the tools. All I need is an accurate drawing.
>Maybe if I could supply a handful of tools to the group at say $50/set
>we wouldn't have the missing tool problem anymore.
>I know that the timing belt can be changed without the special tools,
>but I would consider that a bit risky. I'd much rather do it right...
>On Mon, 2004-02-23 at 04:11, James4ihl at aol.com wrote:
> > 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?
> >
> > James
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