VW TDI timing belt tool rental

Timing belt and other tool rental is a courtesy service for forum members.  Rental is for the USA only due to international shipping and duty taxes, sorry!

Terms - by renting the tools you agree to these terms

-Please pay through paypal. Using paypal makes payment and refunding the deposit much easier.  My paypal is .  It's written as an image for anti-spam.  The paypal name will show up as East West Social Media.  Please email me for availability before paying. First pay, first reserve. The rental fee is non refundable.

-You must tell me what engine, what year, and what car model the tools are for, and the approximate date you want me to ship it.  If you're not sure which engine or model you have, please ask in the forum

-Rental period is for 2 weeks starting the day you get the item to the day I receive them back.  This prevents excessively long shipping back to me.  Do not use USPS parcel post because although they usually take 1 week, delivery has taken over 2 weeks before and that time is included in your rental.  I suggest Fedex, UPS, or USPS priority with delivery confirmation. The first weekday after 2 weeks of receipt will be considered overtime. Overtime is charged every 2 days (excluding sunday) at 14.0% of the rental. (2/14 days=14.28%). As a courtesy, please let me know if the tools will be returned later than expected. Use the pictures below as a checklist when returning the tools and read the notes.

-Please wipe the tools down reasonably clean when returning them or a $10 cleaning fee will be taken out of the deposit.

-Use the pictures below as a checklist when you return the items. Please screw in any protruding bolts or else they will punch through the box.

-I inspect all tools and threads before shipping please inspect them upon reciept.


-Most packages are sent out USPS priority which normally takes 2-3 days. This is almost always cheapest so I suggest using it for return shipping. If you wish to estimate the transit time, I ship from zip code 06084.

-Return shipping is not included in the rental price.  UPS ground can take up to 5-6 days.  USPS priority is normally 2-3 days.  You must use delivery confirmation to ensure I get it.  Wrap and pad the points and corners of any heavy tools or else they will punch a hole through the box and fall out.  Small tools must be secured in a bag or taped so they don't fall out of a damaged box.  UPS or USPS may not deliver an oily box.

-The deposit covers their full replacement cost.  The deposit (minus any additional shipping) will be returned to your paypal account.  (Refunds from paypal are normally returned to your credit card, paypal balance, or bank account).  If any tools are damaged or missing, the full replacement cost will be taken out of the deposit including shipping and tax.

The return shipping address is below:

Prices and what's in the box

Caution: I would never use timing belt tools or timing belts from (this seller has a few different identical sites under different names).  I had a very bad experience with this seller.  The parts I received did not fit and the seller never gave a refund after I returned them.  Other parts fit poorly and I have no confidence in their parts since their retail prices are lower than the wholesale prices of reputable suppliers.  Once you start adjusting camshaft or injection pump timing values you'll see how important a precise fit on the timing belt tools are.

I have personally used all the tools here and they all fit precisely and work well. Most of these are the OEM VW tools, some are aftermarket equivalents.

2004-2006 Pumpe duse engine, Jetta, Golf, New Beetle, Passat (BHW, BRM, BEW) $35 shipped + $45 deposit ($80 total)

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1 T10050 or T10100 crankshaft tool (you must let me know what engine, car, and model year you have), may also be the metalnerd style tool depending on availability, all work the same.
1 3359 camshaft pin (may also receive 90 degree version visible in pics below, both are functionally identical)
1 T10060a serpentine belt pin (BRM/BEW only, not for BHW engine)

IMPORTANT: If you get the universal crankshaft tool (the red one with removeable pin), put a tiny drop of oil on the metal pin and move it back and forth to spread the oil before you return it. If it's seized on return inspection, there will be a $15 repair fee and if it's damaged during repair, you will be charged the full replacement cost! It only needs a tiny drop of oil. Please wipe the tools down before returning, thank you.

2004, 2005 VW Jetta TDI, 2004-2006 VW Golf or New Beetle TDI timing belt procedure part 1

2004, 2005 VW Passat TDI timing belt replacement procedure part 1

2005.5, 2006 VW Jetta TDI timing belt replacement procedure BRM engine, part 1

***NOTE: The service manual lists the camshaft counterhold bar as required but you only need a light force to take up the slack in the belt before tensioning. I suggest substituting it as shown in the writeups because the counterhold bar will approximately double shipping costs. If you still wish to add it, you can add the camshaft counterhold bar for $10 rental + $30 deposit + $15 shipping (it's very heavy) for a total of ($55 total).

2004-2006 PD camshaft tool rental: $45 shipped + $125 deposit ($170 total)

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Please reuse the foam padding because it's cut to fit the flat rate box and will prevent the heavy metal tools from punching through the box If you do not return the foam padding there will be a $20 packaging fee added to replace the foam padding.

***NOTE When shipping T10052, screw in the center bolt so that it doesn't stick out.

VW tools T10052 and T10051.  These are used to counterhold the camshaft pulley bolt and pull the pressed on pulley. If you don't have timing belt tools you will need the combo kit listed below. This is because the timing belt is removed from the camshaft sprocket during camshaft sprocket removal.

T10051 is also used to counterhold the HPFP pulley on CRD engines (2009+). This can be rented with the CRD timing belt tools listed below.

VW TDI camshaft replacement procedure: 1000q: PD camshaft replacement

HPFP removal: 1000q: HPFP removal on CRD engines.

PD timing belt kit + camshaft kit $72 shipped + $168 deposit ($240 total)

If you need both the PD timing belt tools and camshaft kit this combines shipping and discounts both items for a $8 total discount. Same terms as above.

2009+ CRD timing belt kit rental (CJAA/CBEA): $62 shipped + $108 deposit ($170 total)

tdi timing belt tool rental

1 counterhold tool with removeable HPFP adapter pins (please carefully read DIY article and notes below for how to use)
1 T10050 or equivalent
2 3359, either style depending on availability
1 T1006a for serpentine belt tensioner

VW Jetta TDI, Golf, Sportwagen, and Audi A3 TDI timing belt replacement: 1000q: CRD timing belt DIY

Please reuse the foam padding because it's cut to fit the flat rate box and will prevent the heavy metal tools from punching through the box. If you do not return the foam padding there will be a $20 packaging fee added to replace the foam padding.

***NOTE There may be something different about the 2010-2011 Golf. I have not yet inspected them personally, if you have this model please contact me before rental.

**NOTE If you would like to add T10051 to remove the HPFP, you can add it to this rental for an additional $25 rental + $40 deposit ($235 total).

***NOTE Make sure to unscrew the HPFP sprocket adapter tips before using it on the camshaft! Only lightly tighten the adapter tips or else it can damage the ends! I suggest hand threading them in to reduce the risk of cross threading the adapter tips. The threads will be inspected for cross threading upon return.

1996, 1997 VW Passat TDI or 1997, 1998, or 1999 (old style) Jetta TDI (AHU/1Z engine): $49 shipped + $101 deposit ($150 total)

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1 camshaft sprocket counterholder
1 universal 2065a for the camshaft
1 spanner wrench for the tensioner
1 2064 injection pump pin

Here is the procedure to change the timing belt for those model years:  VW Jetta TDI 1997-1999, VW Passat TDI 1996-1997 timing belt replacement: part 1 removal

ALH timing belt tool kit rental for 1999 (new style)-2003 VW Jetta and 1998-2003 VW Golf, New Beetle TDI : $64 shipped (with T10098a) + $186 deposit = $250 total. If you don't want T10098a and would like 3418 with the 5mm allen instead, discount $5 from the rental (rental will be $59) = $245 shipped.

alh tool rental tdi

1 piece T10098a or 3418 (T10098a lets you lock the camshaft without removing the valve cover, 3418 requires valve cover removal) I have multiple style T10098a, they all work the same.

***NOTE: if you order T10098a it will not include the 5mm allen wrench because you don't have to remove the valve cover.  I suggest using T10098a because the valve cover bolts like to strip, it's faster, and not removing the valve cover keeps dust out of the engine.  This tool is $5 extra rental over the standard 3418 and is an exclusive rental here.

***Please reuse the foam padding because it's cut to fit the flat rate box and will prevent the heavy metal tools from punching through the box. If you do not return the foam padding there will be a $20 packaging fee added to replace the foam padding.

Please screw in the big bolt on the camshaft sprocket puller before returning or else it can punch through the box.

1 camshaft sprocket counterholder
1 camshaft sprocket puller
1 crankshaft sprocket holder
1 spanner wrench for the tensioner
1 3359 (either style)
*1 5mm allen bit is only included with 3418 which requires valve cover removal. If you add the no valve cover removal tool this will not be included.

Here is the procedure to remove and install the belt: mk4 1998-2003 TDI timing belt replacement: part 1-removal.

Mk5 and newer engine rear main seal guide tool VW# T10134: $60 shipped + $240 deposit ($300 total)

1 item T10134. Procedure: 1000q: mk5+ rear main seal replacement

NOTE: Although the tool has a small dent indicated below with the arrow, it does not touch the seal or affect functionality in any way. The deposit is set high because the tool is often out of stock from snap on and I would like it returned.

WARNING: This item is very heavy, please pack it tightly or else it will probably bend the pins and become damaged in shipping. The 3 black pins will be unscrewed for shipping but the black/red pins can't be removed. If any pins get bent it will require tool replacement. Please check for any bent pins upon receipt, if you don't, contact me ASAP or I will have to assume you damaged it in use or dropped it.



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