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    1. Member Tutti57's Avatar
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      08-04-2013 07:35 AM #1
      Not much of a program but I was thinking that since there are a few special tools needed for some of the common jobs we run into, maybe we can work with each other on making resale easy.

      Example, I have the tools needed to replace the cam chain tensioner on an fsi and I know others need to do this job too as high mileage approaches. I paid $100 to a fellow member to get them and it would be cool if we had sort of a list of people who want the tool to use and will pay the $100 so that you are sort of renting it and passing it along. That way you can feel good that you will get your money back from a tool that you will probably never use again.

      I am going to be purchasing the tool that you need to remove the brake booster soon, so that will be another one on the list.

      The idea would be that we all agree to pay the same amount so that it is easy to recoup the cost and hang a list of users looking for it in order would show that you will get that money back.

      Does this make sense to anyone else?
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    2. 08-04-2013 08:54 AM #2
      Sounds reasonable! I'm interested in such a program.

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      08-04-2013 11:00 AM #3
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      08-04-2013 03:32 PM #4
      Ok then. I guess we should get a list of tools that we collectively have that are sort of a one time deal and then people can just start requesting them?

      Right now I have the cam locking tool that is used for the cam chain/tensioner replacement and the special bit needed as well.

      $100+shipping. I'll include instructions on the job that can be passed along too.
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      08-04-2013 04:54 PM #5
      Interested as well
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    6. 08-04-2013 10:30 PM #6
      Curiosity piques, Tutti57...where are your directions from? Are they just a print from the Bentley manual or are you privey to something I'm not?

      I'm wanting to so this job in the next year for piece of mind even though I have no indications anything is wrong yet. How rough is this job?

      I've done a lot of work to keep this car running well and the last thing I need is this motor to 86 itself from a crappy cam chain. I'm wary though that maybe I'm being overly paranoid.

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      08-05-2013 11:14 AM #7
      Yeah man good idea. I'm at 75k and wondering about the cam chain tensioner. Are you replacing the chain also?

      Lemme know when you're done, I might do it.
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      08-05-2013 12:30 PM #8
      I can do a write up on it since I successfully replaced my tensioner and chain. It's not a difficult job at all.

      Tools are just sitting on the work bench right now.
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    9. 08-06-2013 08:13 PM #9
      pm sent.

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      08-07-2013 09:01 AM #10
      The program is already in motion! I'm dropping the tools off for a cam chain job to the poster above. Whoever needs them next can contact him.
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    11. 08-07-2013 10:48 AM #11
      Awesome!

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    12. 08-08-2013 06:18 PM #12
      I have the tools now and will be doing this job in the next two weeks. If anyone is interested, let me know and I will forward them on.

      Pete

    13. 08-09-2013 12:42 AM #13
      Great idea.
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    14. 08-10-2013 07:14 PM #14
      I'll add my name to the list for the cam chain swap tools next- let me know when you have them available. Also, if you could do a DIY or document the procedure that would be fantastic!!
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      08-11-2013 08:03 AM #15
      I'll have the tool to do the brake booster this eek too. It removes the pedal from the booster. $35+shippong
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    16. 08-11-2013 10:52 AM #16
      Put me down as number 2 for the cam chain tool.

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    17. 08-11-2013 11:32 AM #17
      Awesome idea.i think the rental would be a good idea too.

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      08-11-2013 12:12 PM #18
      See if this works. I've never shared a document before so I'm not sure if I set it up right.

      I figured we could make a list of what tools we have, collectively, then put your name on the list. Maybe we highlight the person who currently has it or something?

      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...lE&usp=sharing

      Let me know if you have any ideas to add to this or if the link is not working properly.
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    19. 08-11-2013 01:28 PM #19
      I can't edit the google docs file- but I have a set of 12 point bits that are used for steering wheel removals etc. Also, a link or photos to the write up for cam chain and tensioner would be fantastic...im trying to gauge how much time it will take and how difficult. What would you say the difficulty of the job is compared to....maybe compared to valve cover gasket or timing belt job? 3-4 hrs total?
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      08-11-2013 01:43 PM #20
      Ok, I changed a setting so it should work now.

      The hardest part of the job is removing the HPFP. You will have to remove the valve cover, the cover to the chain, and a few other bolts. It's not difficult at all.

      I could probably do it in an hour now that I've done it once. Budget for a couple of hours and you should be fine as long as you don't break anything or run into other snags. I sent you a PM big_c02.
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    21. 08-13-2013 01:20 PM #21
      My parts are showing up this week by Friday, so I am hoping the weekend will allow me to get this done. Big Co2 is next on the list. It is quite possible that I could get these shipped out on Monday the 19th at the earliest. If not, then the following Monday will be it. I will be taking pics and trying to make a crappy DIY.

      Pete

    22. 08-13-2013 02:52 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by ordpetegti View Post
      My parts are showing up this week by Friday, so I am hoping the weekend will allow me to get this done. Big Co2 is next on the list. It is quite possible that I could get these shipped out on Monday the 19th at the earliest. If not, then the following Monday will be it. I will be taking pics and trying to make a crappy DIY.

      Pete
      Awesome. I was planning on doing a DIY for this also, so if you do it I'll help build on yours.

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      08-13-2013 08:35 PM #23
      How do you guys feel about using email addresses in the spread sheet so that we can open it up to a few more forums?
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    24. 08-13-2013 08:50 PM #24
      Good idea- will be nice to have a longer in line list
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    25. 08-13-2013 11:32 PM #25
      I'm okay with it. I'll add my email.

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      08-20-2013 02:43 PM #26
      I'd say put me on the list, but IDK if I have time ...chain is starting to rattle REALLY bad on start up for the first 5-10 seconds until oil pressure rises. Planning to record a video soon and put on YouTube.

      Where is the cheapest place to ge the specialty tool? And the parts?

      I'd be happy to get a second set in the mix. Keep one list and have two sets of cam chain tools making its way down the list.

      Thanks, Zach
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    27. 08-20-2013 04:31 PM #27
      I actually had a similar issue and ordered a second set- sorry to the guy who has the first set...couldn't wait the two weeks with my paranoia thinking the chain could break at any time.

      Anyway, my parts just arrived today (late argh). Doing the install tonight then sending the parts out to worthless backup via priority mail tomorrow.
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    28. 08-21-2013 03:57 AM #28
      I was not able to get mine done this weekend due to parts showing up late. I am completing mine this Saturday (8-24) and will be able to ship out Monday first thing in the morning. I get a small discount on FEDEX next day shipping, so it is usually the same price as the ground shipping, and more reliable than the postal service.

      Since Big Co2 got his own set and worthless backup is next on his set, whomever wants them next, PM me.

      Pete

    29. 08-21-2013 01:31 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by vwisthebest View Post
      I'd say put me on the list, but IDK if I have time ...chain is starting to rattle REALLY bad on start up for the first 5-10 seconds until oil pressure rises. Planning to record a video soon and put on YouTube.

      Where is the cheapest place to ge the specialty tool? And the parts?

      I'd be happy to get a second set in the mix. Keep one list and have two sets of cam chain tools making its way down the list.

      Thanks, Zach
      http://www.europaparts.com/timing-ch...6f109217a.html

      I am not sure about the tools. I imagine if you wanted a set fast, you could google them and find them through Baum Tool.

    30. 08-21-2013 02:02 PM #30
      Side note on the europa parts pieces-

      I ordered the OEM genuine VW tensioner from the link above...they used to show that it was OEM but I received an aftermarket piece. Apparently they are sold out of the OEM. I am skeptical to install the aftermarket tensioner, but this statement makes me feel a bit better about it:

      This tensioner is manufactured at the same factory as the Genuine OEM tensioners.
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    31. 08-21-2013 03:22 PM #31
      How does the quality of the part look?

    32. 08-21-2013 03:27 PM #32
      Looks great. I emailed the customer service my concerns and asked if its the same but without the 4 rings

      "Yes... the only difference is the markings. I used one on my wifes car and haven't had any issues in about 18 months"
      Last edited by big_c02; 08-21-2013 at 03:31 PM.
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    33. 08-22-2013 09:45 AM #33
      If anyone needs a brand new OEM chain and the aforementioned OEM/Unmarked tensioner for this job- let me know.
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      08-25-2013 09:56 PM #34
      anyone interested in buying the tools for like 130ish?

    35. 08-28-2013 10:18 AM #35
      Finished mine. Took me about four hours cause I kept dropping fasteners. anyone who wants the tools next, PM me.

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