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Old 02-05-2014, 11:17 AM   #1
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I just purchased a 2008 A6 Avant and noticed that the tool kit is not in the side door compartment in the back? I called a couple salvage yards and most don't know what Im talking about and others don't have any audi's. Any of you know of any leads?

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I just purchased a 2008 A6 Avant and noticed that the tool kit is not in the side door compartment in the back? I called a couple salvage yards and most don't know what Im talking about and others don't have any audi's. Any of you know of any leads?

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You can try eBay but I found the OEM offerings to be crude and expensive. You can find better quality and lower prices by shopping for individual items that you need.
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The OEM toolkit is a joke. The jack is worthless. I wanted a torx 30 bolt to tighten the valve gasket cover screw - nothing. I don't think there was even a philips screwdriver in it to remove the coolant expansion tank.
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The OEM toolkit is a joke. The jack is worthless. I wanted a torx 30 bolt to tighten the valve gasket cover screw - nothing. I don't think there was even a philips screwdriver in it to remove the coolant expansion tank.
WTF?????
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The toolkit is just a wheel change kit: jack, wheel wrench, towing eye, reversable screwdriver, and wrench.

I always carry a small emergency kit in the cavernous trunk/boot the C6 has, which has a lot more tools & supplies that come in handy in 'oh ****' situations.

BTW, for the OP...go to your local junk yard, you can usually get these pretty easily. Also, try CL (craigslist) and search for 'totaled A6' and you'll see some options.
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tell me about it!
WTF????

The toolkit is only for wheel change like raj99 said.

If you want to do other type of work then buy the correct tools.
A hammer and a nail isn't going to solve your personal issues.
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The toolkit is only for wheel change like raj99 said.

If you want to do other type of work then buy the correct tools.
A hammer and a nail isn't going to solve your personal issues.
Have you seen that jack - I'll be afraid to lift my car on that POS. Like 'WTF'! It is completely useless.
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The toolkit is just a wheel change kit: jack, wheel wrench, towing eye, reversable screwdriver, and wrench.

I always carry a small emergency kit in the cavernous trunk/boot the C6 has, which has a lot more tools & supplies that come in handy in 'oh ****' situations.

BTW, for the OP...go to your local junk yard, you can usually get these pretty easily. Also, try CL (craigslist) and search for 'totaled A6' and you'll see some options.
Big Plus 1. I see them on CL in Denver and ads for LOTS of people parting out A6s. I cannot believe there is much demand for them. While the kit sucks, you can't carry a floor jack for emergencies. it should be in the car and its better than a sharp stick in the eye.
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Have you seen that jack - I'll be afraid to lift my car on that POS. Like 'WTF'! It is completely useless.
True, true.
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it's an emergency kit jack...yeah i'd never actually use it in my own garage. That's why I have a 3 ton low profile floor jack with stands for garage use.

But if i'm stuck on the side of some road, that 3 ton jack isn't going to do me much good in my garage I've actually used the jack stand in the kit once...it worked, that's all I needed it to do.
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I'll prefer calling AAA than having my car fall off a poorly built jack.
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I'll prefer calling AAA than having my car fall off a poorly built jack.
Fair enough...I prefer not having to wait for the AAA guy for a wheel change. To each his/her own.
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Fair enough...I prefer not having to wait for the AAA guy for a wheel change. To each his/her own.
True, true.
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Here - this might help you a lot more than the standard kit (for $10)

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...5&AID=11042411
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I'll prefer calling AAA than having my car fall off a poorly built jack.
Do you really think VAG would put an unsafe jack in the car? It's an emergency jack. For emergencies. If you think the audi jack is a pos, you have never touched an American car jack. I have used Audi jacks on 200s S4s, and allroads. All for flat tires. All Worked like a charm. Solid and no shifting of the car. I have been in audi groups for 24 years and I never heard of an audi falling off a jack.

Some of us are not so fortunate to only have to drive between coffee houses, Nordstrom, and bistros in "NorCal." Try Vail pass on I 70 at midnight in a snow storm. Calling AAA? Try three to four hour wait if you are lucky. I guess some of us are just not fortunate enough to while away the hours eating sushi and waiting for AAA.
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Just because something has 4 rings doesn't necessarily make it good. The OP doesn't have a kit; and my recommendation is to get something aftermarket that is woorthwhile. If you love your kit, good for u. and btw - I did go over Vail pass two weeks ago in a rental altima while it was snowing and no chains. Not sure why AAA would take couple of days to respond there. Either way - not sure what the argument is about - if u love your kit.... good.

Heading to Vail/Brekenridge again this weekend - sure miss the quattro in the snow while driving those rentals!


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Do you really think VAG would put an unsafe jack in the car? It's an emergency jack. For emergencies. If you think the audi jack is a pos, you have never touched an American car jack. I have used Audi jacks on 200s S4s, and allroads. All for flat tires. All Worked like a charm. Solid and no shifting of the car. I have been in audi groups for 24 years and I never heard of an audi falling off a jack.

Some of us are not so fortunate to only have to drive between coffee houses, Nordstrom, and bistros in "NorCal." Try Vail pass on I 70 at midnight in a snow storm. Calling AAA? Try three to four hour wait if you are lucky. I guess some of us are just not fortunate enough to while away the hours eating sushi and waiting for AAA.
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