Hiring Mechanics Tools

Discussion in 'Car and Van Talk' started by BiancoTheGiraffe, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. BiancoTheGiraffe

    BiancoTheGiraffe Screwfix Select

    My cambelt is due a change (Renault Master 2.5DCi) and I usually do all my automotive work myself.

    Unfortunately the locking kit for the timing system for this engine is over £300!

    Anyone know of a place which hires out specialist automotive tools?
  2. How much to get the job done for you, with a guarantee?

    But most car factors that sell the belt kits will hire the tool too. But they expect you to buy the bits from them too.
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  3. Isitreally

    Isitreally Super Member

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  4. BiancoTheGiraffe

    BiancoTheGiraffe Screwfix Select

    Cheers for the insight mate, I think I'll leave it to a mechanic in this case.

    I've done a few cambelts successfully over the years but this sounds more complicated... Best I leave it to someone else this time!

    QUOTE="Isitreally, post: 1574092, member: 172561"]Good luck doing it, its a specilist job on these.

    This will point you in the right direction.


    Personally on one of these I'd leave it those that know the pit falls.[/QUOTE]
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  5. jonathanc

    jonathanc Guest

    the other way is to buy the kit use it and sell again on an internet auction site.

    Don't get too put off, I don't know the Renault set up but it cannot be as complex as a GM V6 petrol unit with variable cam bank timing on both banks. That is very easy to get wrong and end up with it running like a dog. At least if you change it you will know its done right
  6. Isitreally

    Isitreally Super Member

    The difference is running like a dog is just bad luck, get the Renualt wrong and you smash the engine to pieces.
  7. jonathanc

    jonathanc Guest

    not really the GM unit is interference set up as well so get it wrong and it too can go bang. ( plenty have) the point I failed to make is that most garages ( VX included) don't time things up properly so you are left with a rough power unit. I'd prefer to change it myself and know it is spot on.

    like most things unless you can trust the person working for you, better to do it yourself
  8. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

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  9. Isitreally

    Isitreally Super Member

    That's a good idea if you fancy having a go at it.
  10. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Was worth it, just for the 2 poster.

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