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Special Tools for Timing Belt Job

Discussion in '360/430' started by Stuttgart911, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Stuttgart911

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    Jul 24, 2019
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    Hi all,

    Are there any special tools I will need to do this job? One video I saw showed a aluminum piece that locks the bottom of engine?

    Just thought I would post a quick thread to ask.

    Thank you all!!
     
  2. Ghostdiver

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    Flywheel lock, tensioner spanner wrench/adapter, tensioner lock pins, timing belt acoustic meter, small hands, bilingual skills to cuss in both English and Italian....

    There are several articles including spreadsheets detailing the process including parts needed, torque values, tools, etc.
     
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  3. Stuttgart911

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    Does anyone have these parts they would be willing to lend me for a weekend. I will obviously pay shipping! And a bottle of wine!!!
     
  4. mello

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    I seriously doubt someone here will take your offer unless you're willing to submit some sort of monetary deposit for the tools. Just saying.
     
  5. Stuttgart911

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    For sure totally understand. Whatever they would like as far as deposit. I get it.
     
  6. Ghostdiver

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    Funny you should ask.

    I did just that for another member. Basically, I've got the tools, they are doing me nothing for the next 3 yrs or so. So I basically did a Loan-a-tool like some of the auto parts stores do. Just like the stores, I don't make anything off the deal, just a good will type thing. They are hoping you will buy stuff from them. I am just looking out for the DIY Ferrari mechanic!

    He sent me the tool replacement cost via PP plus shipping and I sent him the tools. When he was done, he sent them back and I sent his PP back to him once I received the tools in good condition. If you are interested, let me know. The only tools that don't have a replacement cost are the locking pins since they come with new tensioners and are not available separately. Not sure what year your car is but even if it's a 2004, new tensioner assemblies might be something to consider.

    The only special tool that I don't include is the camshaft locking device...but I can if you need that highly specialized tool as well. :D
     
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  7. Ghostdiver

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    My prices are directly from Ricambi/Hill Engineering and shipping to my house (for replacement) is detailed below. Astute viewers will notice the tensioner tool IS NOT from Hill. However this does work as described. Lets just say the "what happens if something gets lost or broken scenario has been tested. If you would like them both or all three, let me know. Since the tensioner lock pins are not available separately, we can discuss that if you are not replacing the tensioner assemblies.

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  8. Ingenere

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    I've done this job multiple times on 308, Mondial t, 348, TR, F40 and CS. Vice grips are your friend. The other stuff is nice, but I've never needed it.
     
  9. 360+Volt=Prius

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    Parking brake & wife’s lovely foot on brake pedal with car in gear - (mine is a 3pdl) no need for flywheel lock tool.

    2 drill bits and a screw driver - no need for tensioner tool.

    Finishing nail from my pneumatic nailer - I do have the pin this is just as good. (Don’t use brittle stuff like drill bit or Alan key.)

    Frequency app for iPhone many out there, perfect. I have compared to the Ducati tool, just as good.

    Silly putty for taking imprint of the timing marks on the cams on the back end under the inspection covers. Try it.

    Vice grips to lock cam pulleys -official method.
     
  10. Ghostdiver

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    Great solutions there, esp. the finishing nail and silly putty! I didn't bother wifey when I did mine....it was hard enough for her to see her car in pieces when I did the exhaust!
     
  11. Ghostdiver

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    I have drawers full of "specialized" tools (i.e. homemade/modified tools) that came from my past experiences in shops both professionally and personally. I have no problem with homemade stuff or alternative ideas as they are usually just as good if not better. With that being said, I did buy the "specialty tools" to change the belts on my 360 and have them sitting in a drawer taking up space. If anyone wants to use them, I'll send them to you in exchange for the replacement cost of the tool. I don't make anything on this and there is no time limit. When you are done, send me the tools back and I'll send your money back. Simple.

    I'm not discounting the home made stuff or alternative methods at all. It's just I know at times, some people would rather use the tool designed for the task vs. improvising. So if someone needs them, they are available rather then them buying them and having them sit in their tool box.

    I also have the Transmission bushing tool remover/installer as well.
     
  12. 360+Volt=Prius

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    I meant no disrespect. I buy and own many tools also. I have even lent my degree wheel, piston stop, and gauges to fellow fchatters. I agree the correct tools are indispensable.


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  13. Ghostdiver

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    Sorry if it came across like that, didn't mean for it too. I might drive a Ferrari and Maserati but I don't sleep in Ferrari PJ's if you get my drift. After all, some of the parts on my car actually came from AutoZone!
     
  14. GCalo

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    I bought a VW timing belt tensioning tool for $19.00

    Does the same thing

    Very high grade German tool
     

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