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Audi uses several styles of bolts on their cars, and for doing a timing belt, you're going to need a set of Torx bits to use with a ratchet. I bought my set from Advance Auto Parts for $17, and it's served me well in working on the Audi.

Best bet for you is to check out the website - it's dedicated to the pre-1998 12v V6 engine, and it has a tech area with detailed tech procedures, including the timing belt job. The procedure is written up for the A4, but the mechanicals of the engine are the same and the main difference would be the disassembly of the front of the car to get down to the engine. Still, that part should be pretty easy really - the cars are designed to come apart logically and without too much trouble. That site, plus the Torx bits, ratchets, screwdrivers, and wrenches, will get you through the job without trouble.

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    Fig. Use the VW tool to lock the camshaft at TDC for timing belt replacement-Volkswagen 1.9L Diesel engines


    Fig. Locking the injection pump with the VW tool as shown-Volkswagen 1.9L Diesel engines

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    0900c152801e2a75.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Crankshaft alignment position-Ford 2.0L (VIN 3) engines

    0900c152801e2a76.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Placement of Camshaft Alignment Timing Tool T94P-6256-CH-Ford 2.0L (VIN 3) engines

    0900c152801e2a77.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Timing belt tensioner index marks-Ford 2.0L (VIN 3) engines

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