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Re: [T3] Looking for tools


On 31 Aug 2006 at 17:43, Dave Sanderson wrote:

> Also, I am looking for the tool that the VW books refer tot hat lets  
> you pull out the distributor drive gear without opening the engine  
> case. I called a couple of places here and they have no idea what I  
> am talking about.

I use a type of large snap ring pliers from Sears. They have flat 
jaws which spread when you squeeze the handles and serrations on the 
OUTSIDE of the jaws. These hold pretty well in the slot on top of the 
drive gear. Note that you have to lift and turn as you draw the gear 
out, because the gear is slightly helical.

Do this VERY carefully. There are 2 washers under the bottom of the 
gear. If those fall out of place as you're pulling the gear up, 
you'll be taking the engine apart to fish them out.

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Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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