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Wanted: Strut Piston Top Nut Plastic Cap.

Post by Andrew 2.8i »

Hi,
I hope everyone is well.

Wanted: one of those plastic caps that cover the nut at the top of the strut piston? That's the one that sits in the centre of the top mount.
I've had a look on Ebay, but can't find anything that seems to match the shape of the original.

Thanks in advance,
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Re: Wanted: Strut Piston Top Nut Plastic Cap.

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Hi Andrew,

Not 100% sure but are they not the same as the wheel nut covers on L/GL models like these ones below?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MK1-MK2-ESCOR ... OSwLN5WhgJ~

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Re: Wanted: Strut Piston Top Nut Plastic Cap.

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That`s a good find, certainly looks close. Just depends on the size of the strut top nut, I thought it was 17mm?
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stevemarl wrote:That`s a good find, certainly looks close. Just depends on the size of the strut top nut, I thought it was 17mm?
To be honest I've never taken mine off or measured! I bought a batch for the wheels a while back pretty cheap so if it were me I'd look for some of the wheel ones and stick them on somehow as they weren't that pricey
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Yep, you`re absolutely right, a blob of silicone and nobody would know the difference.
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Alternatively, you could smear the inside with flexible sealant and let it dry, it will give it a rubberised grip but will still be removable.
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Re: Wanted: Strut Piston Top Nut Plastic Cap.

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D366Y wrote:Not 100% sure but are they not the same as the wheel nut covers on L/GL models like these ones below?
Hi Danny,
Thanks for the link. Those caps are similar in design to the one I want, I suppose somebody would have to be a right anorak to tell the difference.

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Re: Wanted: Strut Piston Top Nut Plastic Cap.

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Andrew 2.8i wrote:
D366Y wrote:Not 100% sure but are they not the same as the wheel nut covers on L/GL models like these ones below?
Hi Danny,
Thanks for the link. Those caps are similar in design to the one I want, I suppose somebody would have to be a right anorak to tell the difference.

Andrew.
IIRC in person they look identical apart from maybe a 2mm difference as suggested above but a few good options to avoid them being loose!

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Re: Wanted: Strut Piston Top Nut Plastic Cap.

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The strut top ones ARE slightly different size to the GL wheel nut caps.

I have both types and can post.

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