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    Timing belt replacement kit and tools?

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    Hi all, just bought myself my first Audi! It's a 3.0 with sport package, definitely a fun ride! It's got 165k miles and I'm thinking of getting the timing belt taken care of. I found a kit and specialty tool rental on blauparts.com, does anyone have any experience with this site? Is there a better place to buy a kit and rent the tools?

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    what he said^
    but for 1.8T

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    Yea always go oem quality
    So that spot is great,you can also check out
    Partsgeek
    Azautohaus
    Eeuroparts
    Blau
    Fcp euro
    Etc etc.
    And The 1.8T doesn't need the cam tool rented /bought
    Good luck

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    ECS Tuning is another vendor. Blau Parts is a reputable company. I picked up my last timing belt kit from them(for 1.8T). Shipment arrived on time and had exactly what I needed. I've had the same experience with ECS and Europa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12GaugeRage View Post
    Hi all, just bought myself my first Audi! It's a 3.0 with sport package, definitely a fun ride! It's got 165k miles and I'm thinking of getting the timing belt taken care of. I found a kit and specialty tool rental on blauparts.com, does anyone have any experience with this site? Is there a better place to buy a kit and rent the tools?

    Hello, Bought a 3.0L Cab in Jan of this year. Changed out all that and then some. I did use Blauparts for the TB kit with Fluid. I didn't rent their tool kit. Bought it off Amazon, and it worked like a charm. I figured I'd rather own it for future use, which came in handy as one of the pulleys in their kit did go bad after 4000 miles. Had the kit right there to change it out. Good luck.


    Blauparts kit I used https://www.blauparts.com/audi-a4-ti...iter-plus.html


    Amazons tool kit. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GJ2SC6G...il_aax_0?psc=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick1980 View Post
    Yea always go oem quality
    So that spot is great,you can also check out
    Partsgeek
    Azautohaus
    Eeuroparts
    Blau
    Fcp euro
    Etc etc.
    And The 1.8T doesn't need the cam tool rented /bought
    Good luck
    Interesting. So far I have collected some parts; a Fluidampr (not to hijack the thread for 1.8T fitment), Hepu water pump I think, the belt itself, serpentine tensioner, new-style timing tensioner parts,
    though I'm gonna double check if anything more is needed, such as a couple bolts here and there, maybe tools
    (I bought a special tool to untension the pulley or whatever, but last time I just used right-angle needle nose pliers for that)

    I see varying size tool kits on the market sometimes, whether for sale or rent,
    but didn't look into it or the manual (ELSAwin) to find out for sure whether it's all needed or not. "Varying size" as in some of the kits have more tools than others.

    Though for the 3.0L (never done one before) I think some tools may be for sure required, such as cam locks, maybe some threaded locking pin thing, etc. and supposedly they have to be of a good quality, to fit properly.

    Though I don't know if the aforementioned "1.8T timing tool kits" are maybe for a VW Jetta or something, and not as required for the B6.
    As for coolant, I wonder if a fancy $100 pressure bleed installer tool kit is needed, or if it can just be replaced by hand.
    And if it's a good idea to flush the system while in there, with distilled water and maybe running a cleaner through.

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    I did my TB job several months ago, and bought a tool kit online similar or identical to the one shown above. If you want the job to be done right, you have to use these; the camshafts on each bank have to be locked together, in order to loosen the camshaft bolts, another requirement. Word to the wise: after properly installing the cam lock clamp, and after removing all four of the circlips holding the plastic cam bolt access plugs, remove just one plug at a time, break the bolt loose, then push the plug back in. Otherwise, oil will continue to dribble out of the open hole. After the belt is on, and tensioned, the cam bolts are tightened again. BUT- before that, the exhaust cam hydraulic actuators have to be rotated clockwise to an initial position. The kit contains a special "socket" that is used for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodaman View Post
    Hello, Bought a 3.0L Cab in Jan of this year. Changed out all that and then some. I did use Blauparts for the TB kit with Fluid. I didn't rent their tool kit. Bought it off Amazon, and it worked like a charm. I figured I'd rather own it for future use, which came in handy as one of the pulleys in their kit did go bad after 4000 miles. Had the kit right there to change it out. Good luck.


    Blauparts kit I used https://www.blauparts.com/audi-a4-ti...iter-plus.html


    Amazons tool kit. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GJ2SC6G...il_aax_0?psc=1
    Nice, that's almost half the rental cost! I did notice that the blauparts rental has a few more tools included, any idea what they're for? Did you need any other tools other then basic hand tools when you installed their full kit?

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    Yes. It does appear their tool set has a few more on it. A seal puller, spanner to help hold PS pulley. Not sure of all the others.

    I was fortunate I was able to use the lift at my brother-in-law garage as well as all his tools. I can tell you now you wonít need all those tools. I used the cam locks obviously, the crank bolt and pins for tensioner, wrench for eccentric pulley to line it up and the small cam bolt socket. Besides that, regular metric sockets and wrenches, torx bits. It did help to have separate 1/4Ē and 3/8Ē ratchets and torque wrenches with all their extensions. A good mirror for inspection and magnet for those lost suckers. I did have a triple square to remove. (Canít remember the size) on PS bracket to get to the water pump.

    Also get a diff snub nose mount. The regular one is crap. To much vibration. The aftermarket polymer jobs are great. Canít remember what I bought. But look it up. Well worth the extra cost. Besides that take your time and follow directions. Good luck. Let us know how it comes out and or other questions.


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    Timing belt replacement kit and tools?

    Besides the info on these forums, this video was invaluable for my first rodeo.

    https://vimeo.com/ondemand/21402/106553003

    If link doesnt work,
    Look up teachmecars.com on vimeo.com. Best $3 spent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablolizarraga View Post
    Besides the info on these forums, this video was invaluable for my first rodeo.

    https://vimeo.com/ondemand/21402/106553003

    If link doesnt work,
    Look up teachmecars.com on vimeo.com. Best $3 spent.

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    Yet, good video. watched it to do my first TB . Especially the crank bolt placement.
    2005 A4 Cabriolet Quattro, 3.0L



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