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Old 23rd September 2020, 11:33 PM
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You only need one of each thing. The bar in that link looks like the V6 one, although the listing does say its for the V8 so it may just be the wrong photo.
How can the V6 and the V8 be telled apart?
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Old 24th September 2020, 08:01 AM
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Isn't the tensioner pin supplied with the tensioner? 2.5TDI tensioner uses the same locking pin and aftermarket tensioner came in locked position with the pin.
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Old 24th September 2020, 09:32 AM
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How can the V6 and the V8 be telled apart?
The V8 bracket is shallower. I'll get a pic of both side by side this afternoon.

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Isn't the tensioner pin supplied with the tensioner? 2.5TDI tensioner uses the same locking pin and aftermarket tensioner came in locked position with the pin.
Yes, but the pin in the kit can be used to take the old one off - compress it with the tensioner arm and stick the pin in then its easier to take apart
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Old 24th September 2020, 09:39 AM
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Ref torque wrenches, I had similar issues and thought Norbar did a 1/4" push through head one that works in both directions, but annoyingly I can't now find one.....

The only one i've come across looking now is intended for use on bikes, so has a suitable low range but specifically mentions it's suitable for left and right hand threads. Not cheap, but with discount codes and shopping around it might be possible to find it cheaper/second hand? 105 was the cheapest I could see on ebay

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/.../rp-prod171586
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Old 27th September 2020, 07:20 PM
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V6 (bottom) and V8 (top) locking bars:



The V6 bar is deeper to clear the power steering pump, and slightly shorter:



There is an adjustable bar available in the US I believe. Never seen one of those here though. Its easier for me just to have one of each anyway.
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Old 27th September 2020, 09:28 PM
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Thanks for the comparison between the two. this is the adjustable one that's available but it's for the V6 engines. I'm guessing it won't work with the V8 engines?
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Old 27th September 2020, 09:45 PM
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No, it'll be too short. Odd to design it just for the V6 actually - if they'd made it 1cm longer it would have worked on V6 and V8 engines.
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Old 27th September 2020, 10:04 PM
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Could it be slotted out to be 1cm longer to be able to use for the V8 engines? It looks like it there is enough room to make it open larger?

Also is there a difference for the lock bar for the 32v V8 and 40v V8 engines?
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Old 27th September 2020, 10:18 PM
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The 32V uses a completely different system with locking cups on the back of the camshafts.
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Old 11th October 2020, 08:27 PM
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Interesting
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