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Cam Chain tensioner

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ian52, Nov 21, 2011.

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    [Nov 21, 2011]
    Do you have to use the special tool to hold it down? Im half way through stripping my head down and dont have one.
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    Doh
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    Do i need to go to audi to get this?
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    [Nov 21, 2011]
    Is this essential for removal of the cams or is it just for fitting?
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    [Nov 21, 2011]
    I believe you 'can' remove both cams and the tensioner in one hit but its much easier to have the tensioner compressed... its not something I have ever done having always used the tool.. you have to be careful not to damage the bearing faces is all... the sequence for removing the cam caps is there to counter the valve spring tension... having the extra tension of the tensioner would be a royal PITA...

    For the sake of a couple of quid I would be inclined to wait for the tool... IMO... having done a few of these now :)

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    Just ordered one. I just want to get the head away and find out if it will skim ok and isnt cracked.
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    Ordered one so if it's not here by Friday I'll take the cams out and use the tool for fitting it all back together. Head is coming off tonight anyway.
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    [Nov 22, 2011]
    you can remove the cams without it, just undo the tensioner and all the cam caps and manoever the bits out.

    Tensioners required for reinstallation though!
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