Special Tools for Audi A6 Timing Belt Replacement 4.2L 40V Models

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Do I need special tools? Can I do it without the tools?

When replacing the Audi A6 timing belt on my 4.2L model, do I need the special tools? On older single-cam Audi engines it is possible to achieve general timing without the special tools. However, on modern (double overhead cam) interference Audi engines this is very risky. Special tools were designed for a reason. They maintain proper timing relationship between the camshafts and the crankshaft position. Slight variations in timing or orientation can result in catastrophic engine damage (e.g. bent valves).

This isn't the area of vehicle maintenance to cut corners or try to save time. For example, most new vehicles have tapered camshaft sprocket(s). On these Audi models, in order to achieve 100% proper cam to crankshaft timing, special tools are absolutely necessary. When the timing is off just a degree or two the check engine light could appear and a lack of performance is often noticed. Remember, you're performing a crucial maintenance repair. If done incorrectly, catastrophic engine damage will result.

Special Audi A6 Timing Belt ToolsBasic Descriptions of Essential Audi A6 Timing Belt Tools:

3411/T10093 - Radiator valance tools used for bumper removal and putting the vehicle in timing belt service position.
T40009 - Eccentric pulley pin wrench.
3242 - Crankshaft locking lock pin.
T40005 - Cam locking bar.
3212 - Spanner wrench for the viscous clutch.
3312 - Viscous fan wrench.
T40001 - Camshaft Sprocket Puller.

NOTE: The following tools are used depending on the depth of Audi A6 timing belt service that you're performing and if you've chosen to change the cam or crank seals.

3241/1 - Camshaft seal installer.
3240 - Camshaft seal extractor.
3204 - Belt Tensioner Pin.


Audi A6 Timing Belt Tool Rental Program

How Does Our Tool Rental Program Work? As a courtesy and for a small fee ($65.00), we offer the option of renting an Audi Timing Belt Tool Rental Kit to customers who purchase one of our BLAU Audi Timing Belt Replacement Kits.

Our Audi timing belt tool rental program allows technicians to use the special tools required, without the investment. For example, a set of special timing belt tools for a 4.2L engine can cost around $600 or more.

An Audi Timing Belt Tool Rental Kit can be in your possession for a total of 7 days. We add appropriate transit time to your 7 day rental. When you receive your package, your invoice and the tool kit itself will have the specified date that your tool rental kit is required back (received in our facility).

What is a tool deposit? A tool deposit is an amount of money put down at the time of tool rental to ensure the return of the tool kit and adherence to our rental policies, agreement, and procedures. This is a good faith tool deposit. The deposit amount varies depending on the actual replacement cost of tools. The refund of your deposit is given when the tool kit has been returned in complete and good condition. For more information see our Tool Rental Policy.

PLEASE NOTE: The small fee we charge doesn't even cover the costs associated with this tool rental program. We offer this as a courtesy to our customers, whom we view as friends. With this in mind, our Audi Timing Belt Tool Rental Kits are not available without the purchase of a BLAU Audi Timing Belt Replacement Kit. Purchasing a timing belt kit and tool rental kit from Blauparts with the intent of using the tools to install timing belt parts purchased elsewhere and then returning our timing belt kit is not allowed. Due to the complications of international laws, shipping variables, duties, taxes, and returns, tool rental kits are not available to rent outside of the contiguous 48 US states. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Audi A6 Timing Belt Replacement Kits

NEW! BLAU OFFICIAL O.E.tm INA Audi A6 Timing Belt Kits for 4.2L 40 Valve Engine

2000 Models with Early VIN

2000 engines had a VIN split with two different timing belt tensioner possibilities. 2000 owners will also need to confirm their VIN #. This kit is for the early VIN system, up to VIN 130000. How To Decipher Your Audi VIN Number.

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2000 Later VIN

2000 engines had a VIN split with two different timing belt tensioner possibilities. 2000 owners will also need to confirm their VIN #. This kit is for the later VIN system, starting with VIN 130001. How To Decipher Your Audi VIN Number.

2001-2004

2001-2004 model years had only one timing belt system option. Owners will NOT need to confirm their engine code or VIN #.

Gen II BLAU® Audi A6 Timing Belt Replacement Kits for the 4.2L 40 valve engine contain a preassembled INA timing belt BASE kit. The timing belt, timing belt tensioner, lever, idler bearing, and tensioner damper contained in these kits are the same as those directly supplied to the O.E. automotive manufacturer (e.g. Audi) and those that were installed on your vehicle on the assembly line.

  • Base INA Audi A6 Timing Belt Kit 4.2L

    INA Base Audi Timing Belt KitBASE

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Audi A6 Gates Timing Belt
    • NTN Audi A6 Timing Belt
       Tensioner w/ Lever and Genuine
       Hardware
    • NTN Audi A6 Timing Belt
       Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
       w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Audi A6 Timing Belt
       Tensioner Eccentic Idler
       w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Audi A6 Timing Belt
       Tensioner Idler w/ Genuine
       Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
       Sticker

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    Preassembled BASE kit comes directly from our partner Schaeffler who has been manufacturing timing belt components under the Official O.E. INA brand for decades. These kits include the same manufactured brand of timing belt and timing belt tensioner(s), the same ones that were fitted on your car from the factory.
  • Enhanced INA Audi A6 Timing Belt Kit 4.2L

    INA Enhanced Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Audi A6 Gates Timing Belt
    • NTN Audi A6 Timing Belt
       Tensioner w/ Lever and Genuine
       Hardware
    • NTN Audi A6 Timing Belt
       Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
       w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Audi A6 Timing Belt
       Tensioner Eccentic Idler
       w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Audi A6 Timing Belt
       Tensioner Idler w/ Genuine
       Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
       Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ Metal
       Impeller and Gasket
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Flennor Gates Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seals

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Allen Bolts for Lower Crankshaft
       Pulley
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step
      Audi A6 4.2L
      Timing Belt Instructions -
      Numerous pages and images of
      detailed step-by-step guidelines,
      including front bumper removal.


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  • Enhanced Plus INA Audi A6 Timing Belt Kit 4.2L

    INA Enhanced + Audi Timing Belt KitENHANCED +

    Preassembled BASE INA Kit:
    • INA Audi A6 Gates Timing Belt
    • NTN Audi A6 Timing Belt
       Tensioner w/ Lever and Genuine
       Hardware
    • NTN Audi A6 Timing Belt
       Hydraulic Tensioning Damper
       w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Audi A6 Timing Belt
       Tensioner Eccentic Idler
       w/ Genuine Hardware
    • INA Audi A6 Timing Belt
       Tensioner Idler w/ Genuine
       Hardware
    • Timing Belt Service Interval
       Sticker

    Other Components:
    • Graf Water Pump w/ Metal
       Impeller and Gasket
    • Thermostat w/ O-Ring
    • Flennor Gates Serpentine Belt
    • Front Crank Seal
    • Camshaft Seals
    6 Liters German Ravenol G12   Plus Antifreeze (4 - 1.5L Bottles)

    also included...

    Blauparts Extras
    • Allen Bolts for Lower Crankshaft
       Pulley
    • Thread Locking Compounds
    • Anti Seize Compound
    • Blauparts Detailed Step-by-Step
      Audi A6 4.2L
      Timing Belt Instructions -
      Numerous pages and images of
      detailed step-by-step guidelines,
      including front bumper removal.

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