I'm about to take on the job of changing my timing belt on my 100. In my
research of the job I understand there are 2 special tools available, but
hey are Over $150 !
Tools #'s 2079 & 2084
They are used for removal of crankshaft pulley and crankshaft bolt.
Anyone know where to buy these at a reasonable price? Or are there
improvised tools you can use instead?
I got my 2084 from Zelenda Automotive in Forest Hills, NY
(718) 896-2288 or (888) 892-8348. Sometimes they show up on ebay.
That's really all you need, and it can even be done without that. The
other one is, if I recall, just a torque magnifier. You can achieve
the same result with a breaker bar and extension.
To lock the camshaft sprocket, put a large screwdriver through the
lifting eye and one of the camshaft sprocket holes.
This is an I5? yes?
The screwdriver through the cam sprocket is a VERY high risk approach. (Belt can
break and bend valves > pull head)
Another high risk idea is a screwdriver in the timing hole to hold the flywheel
teeth. (Break teeth > pull the trans)
Some make their own tool for holding the crank. Others have had success by
wrapping a strong rope around the dampener pulley.
I recommend buying the TB kit from one of the on-line sources like
Blaufergnugen. When you buy from them you can rent the tools for about $30 and
return when done. They do ask for a BIG deposit until returned but you can trust
that they will credit it when returned.
John Prendergast wrote:
Do a search in this newsgroup, we just discussed this last month for an Audi
100 or 5000.
I use a brake adjusting tool to lock the driveplate/crank from moving while I
loosen or tighten crank sprocket bolt.
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