[V6-12v] Timing belt tools

Mancubus99 Mancubus99 at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 23 15:06:33 EST 2004

Please share with us the tool-less procedure!

I had my mech perform the timing belt job 3 years ago.  Being a competent
(but non-Audi) mechanic, he was able to perform the service w/o the tools.
I never did find out how he was able to do this.   Fast forward 3 years and
I am willing to do the job myself to save some $$.   If you could post the
instructions it would be greatly appreciated.

-----Original Message-----
From: v6-12v-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v6-12v-bounces at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of Rokas Reipa
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 2:17 PM
To: Tom Christiansen; James4ihl at aol.com
Cc: v6-12v at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [V6-12v] Timing belt tools

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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