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    BIG favour needed!! Locking Kit

    Hi guys,
    I know I haven't been here long but I need a huge favour.

    My mechanic has started the cambelt job on my A4 but he doesn't have the right Locking Kit.

    My engine is the 2.5 V6 AFB.

    If anyone can help in anyway, I will be over the moon.

    Niall

    Edit: I'm based in Cullompton near Exeter.
    Last edited by Looney540; 28th January 2013 at 14:06.

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    BIG favour needed!! Locking Kit

    Anyone?

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    doesn't look like it !

    i'd be a little wary if the person working on my car didn't have the right tools in the first place. cambelt too

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    BIG favour needed!! Locking Kit

    I trust my mechanic with anything. My dad is a small trader and has been taking stuff to him for years.

    He has the parts but not for this. Would you spend £60 on something to work on someone else's car to never use it again?

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    The reason you pay a tradesman money to do a job, is because they've got the tools, facilities and expertise.

    If you called for a plasterer, and they asked you to find him a special trowel because your walls were a funny shape, you'd be telling him to FO. Theres an expectation that a plasterer will have the stuff to plaster your walls. Sure there might be some special tools that arent used often, but i'd expect that he would know where to borrow them should the need arise.

    Similarly, i would expect the mechanic should know another few mechanic mates and be able to phone round and find someone with the kit and borrow it from them.

    As a DIY'er, if i dont have the tools to do a job, i go and buy them. If i never use them again, i'll sell them on, or leave them on the shelf just in case. Typically i find the savings of doing the job myself outweigh the cost of the tools to do it, and it allows me to build a collection of tools over time.

    I guess you have a choice, you either buy the tool yourself, lend it to your favoured mechanic and then either sell it on, or keep it for the future, OR you find somewhere that does these cars and has the tools already.

    You might find somewhere that will rent the tools out if you search google. A8Parts used to rent the tools out to do various engines, perhaps give them a try?

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    I'm sure they are only about 30 quid
    2000 1.8t quattro Sport totally standard (ish)

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    I think aragorn covered it all and ill +1 for what he said!
    From my experience working in a garage, if we dont have the correct tool for the job and cant continue without it, we would ask the local garage who 'has everything' for a loan of the tools. Theres always one garage local who the other garages recomend for specific problems as they are better equiped!

    I certainly would not be asking the customer to provide tools for the job! If any garage ever asked me to supply tools I would go elsewhere. VCDS aside of course, Ill always do my own reading and resetting unless the car in in with a vag specialist!
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