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Re: anyone know an alternative for the VW 10-222A support tool? (kjs16v)

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Does anyone know a cheap alternative for the VW 10-222A support tool? Need to hold up a VR6 on a Jetta IV. Thanks.

Yup, it's called an engine lift, aka "cherry picker".
 

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Re: anyone know an alternative for the VW 10-222A support tool? (ragnar's vw)

I'm kind of in this same boat. I have a 16 valve MK2 and the Bently manual says to use tool # 3180 instead of 222a. But I cannot find it online anywhere. Been online trying to figure out the difference between them this morning but nothing.
 

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Re: anyone know an alternative for the VW 10-222A support tool? (Wermz)


I'm going to build one soon I guess.. I need to remove a transmission but still be able to roll the car around with it out.
 

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Re: anyone know an alternative for the VW 10-222A support tool? (the brit)

So $256 for the legs + $56 for the spindle (you only need one for a transmission job I would think)
= $312.
They don't list the cross bar own its own. It's got two holes for the legs, one a single round hole and the other the long slot that allows it to be adjusted to fit the engine bay.
 

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Re: anyone know an alternative for the VW 10-222A support tool? (the brit)

Wow had no idea they were that much. good luck with making yours. Looks like a decent site though, can anybody order from them?
 

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Re: anyone know an alternative for the VW 10-222A support tool? (Wermz)

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Wow had no idea they were that much. good luck with making yours. Looks like a decent site though, can anybody order from them?

Yes, i believe so, or your local dealership may be able to order for you too.
 

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Re: anyone know an alternative for the VW 10-222A support tool? (Wermz)

My Matco guy had one for like $80 a couple weeks ago...it isn't matco brand though he just carries other stuff. I'd look around online if I were you, you can probably find one cheap.
Don't be concerned with all the tool numbers and crap I work at a dealership and even most of us techs don't use a lot of the special tools. A lot of times there's a better way.


Modified by mechsoldier at 2:02 AM 3-7-2008
 

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Re: anyone know an alternative for the VW 10-222A support tool? (mechsoldier)

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My Matco guy had one for like $80 a couple weeks ago...it isn't matco brand though he just carries other stuff.

More info if you can get it please! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: anyone know an alternative for the VW 10-222A support tool? (the brit)

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Here's one for $299 : http://www.sjdiscounttools.com/mnpcl237.html
And one for $98! http://www.thepartsbin.com/car....html

and the exact same tool as above for $49 from northern tool - now we're talkin'! : http://www.northerntool.com/we...09403

Now we are talking. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Funny thing I called parts bin yesterday because they also have the 10-222A listed but it says call for pricing. I was on hold so long the phone system just kicked me out. LOL.
 

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Re: anyone know an alternative for the VW 10-222A support tool? (Pats16vGTI)

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2x4 and a length of chain... of you want to get fancy get a length of uni-strut and some chain...

I'm getting ready to do this for the first time, where did you safely attach the chain to? Ive got a 16v not sure what you have.
 

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Re: anyone know an alternative for the VW 10-222A support tool? (Wermz)

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I'm getting ready to do this for the first time, where did you safely attach the chain to? Ive got a 16v not sure what you have.

Unless you need to roll the car around with the transmission out, just use a jack under the block, or put a bolt or two through the front engine mount and you'll be fine.
Otherwise, the 16v head has a large hole on the front right hand side that you can bolt a bolt through and attach to your chain.
 

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Re: anyone know an alternative for the VW 10-222A support tool? (the brit)

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the 16v head has a large hole on the front right hand side that you can bolt a bolt through and attach to your chain.

yeah its right on the head... also there are some brackets on the rear of the engine that go from the block to the intake manifold they work good as well.
 

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Re: anyone know an alternative for the VW 10-222A support tool? (the brit)

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Unless you need to roll the car around with the transmission out, just use a jack under the block, or put a bolt or two through the front engine mount and you'll be fine.
Otherwise, the 16v head has a large hole on the front right hand side that you can bolt a bolt through and attach to your chain.




I do not have have to move the car around. I'm replacing the steering gearbox, but I think the jack stand would be in my way (was thinking about it). Even though i was under the car yesterday and I cannot see why I need to pull the mount.
But the Bently says to.
I will look for the larg hole thanks. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Quote, originally posted by Pats16vGTI »

yeah its right on the head... also there are some brackets on the rear of the engine that go from the block to the intake manifold they work good as well.

Thanks for the tips, i'm going to go look for the brackets. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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