Strut inserts

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Strut inserts

Postby Dreamachine » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:30 pm

Need help on these.ive managed to get the large nut that holds the insert in but not sure how the rest of the insert comes out.. :banghead:

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Re: Strut inserts

Postby Peter-S » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:45 pm

This is the nut at the top of the cylinder casing as opposed to the top of the spindle under the bonnet?

The insert should just pull out after that
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Re: Strut inserts

Postby Dreamachine » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:42 pm

Yeah the nut that holds the cylinder in ...I've got the nut off ..but the cylinder seems to be jammed..thought they may be something else holding it in

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Re: Strut inserts

Postby Will01 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:45 pm

If you are talking standard struts meaning not the bilstein off the 2.8 cars then yes you will feel resistance. basically there is a rubber o-rings which i find jams it in.
Once you have removed the top nut you will have the strut open and the oil can come out etc. i find just stick the top strut nut back on top of the insert rod. Then empty strut of oil and then just hold the top of the strut rod and trying pushing down and pulling back up and try that a few times and it will slowly work it's way out. Maybe a couple of mins, but it will come. If the o-ring has completely perished and flattened etc it might be a right bitch to realease, but keep at it. You do not need to use any hard tools etc, doing it by hand will be ok.

I did mine recently when converting to coilovers etc
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Re: Strut inserts

Postby Dreamachine » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:42 pm

Ok thanks I'll keep at it

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Re: Strut inserts

Postby Dreamachine » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:59 pm

Managed to get these undone eventually...used a hammer and nails punch.took some doing..new inserts back in :)


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