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Front strut top mount and bearing

I need to replace both strut top mounts, but can't find a replacement that looks like this one.
Can anyone help please?
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Re: Front strut top mount and bearing

EPER should list the correct part numbers
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Re: Front strut top mount and bearing

Thanks for that - I haven't used ePER before....
It doesn't have a Doblo in the list and when l input the VIN it doesn't like it and asks for the chassis number, l must be cocking it up somehow?
Any advice please?
If it stops me having to take brakes apart to identify parts before l can get them, and getting the wrong filters at services it'll be great!
I've never ha a car that has so many options on parts fitted
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Re: Front strut top mount and bearing

Just found the commercial vehicle tab....trying that now
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Re: Front strut top mount and bearing

That's an impressive resource, but.....
For vehicle specifics, it's still asking for VIN, 17 numbers
Third line of my VIN plate has three letters followed by 223000 then * and then another eight numbers - 17 in total (numbers and letters though)
It doesn't like them, Chassis number:Value not found

After the four lines with weights,
Motor number 223B1000
Version 223AXL 1A 07
No. for spares 5783912
In there somewhere is probably the seventeen number it's asking for, anyone know which ones?

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Re: Front strut top mount and bearing

Version plus the number for spares (without the spaces) adds up to 17 characters. I don't have enough knowledge to tell you if that's what EPER wants, but it might be worth a try...
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Re: Front strut top mount and bearing

The forums own version is old now

But current versions are around..

Look at

Fiatdalys for a good looking shop

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Re: Front strut top mount and bearing

Quick Google brings various products at differing prices.

You have the mk1 doblo like mine. The rubber on mine has perished just like yours and all the ones I've looked at,at the scrapyard are the same. Was going to get the strut assembly second hand as i don't fancy compressing springs.

The bearing on mine are fine but there is slight play from the perished rubber.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F320766521271
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Re: Front strut top mount and bearing

Thanks very much for all the replies, l tried all ways with the numbers available, no joy
I looked at the diagrams on ePER which are excellent, and they list all the components of the mounting, but not a "repair" item as most factors provide
The OEM design in situ is different from the replacements offered
The bearing and housing appear to come thru from below, but there is then an open shroud which cloaks and secures it all to the bodywork
Looking at the rplacement, it might be possible to replace it in situ IF the spring can be safely compressed.
I was hoping with the "for spares" identifier, l could at least do one job on the Dobbie without having to dismantle and identify the parts before buying them, but alas no.
On the strut mounting, that ebay site didn't list the RH side
I have a few online suppliers and was considering FEBI Bilstein as a reputable make, as they don't provide OEM, under 40 the pair. I don't mnd paying more for quality, any suggestions welcome
Main dealers....brace yourself ...LH Suspension Strut Top Mount - 132.95+vat Available from Group stock
RH Suspension Strut Top Mount - 132.95+vat - Available from Group stock
No, that wasn't with struts a well!
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Re: Front strut top mount and bearing

Have Bilstein gas filled all round the rears lasted less than 3 months before the rubber bushes let go they were not happy to replace them under warranty, the second set went the same way made some polly bushes to replace the rubber the rear is now ok, the front struts springs & top mounts were replaced & have never been able to stop the knock.
The original rears lasted 100k the bushes did not become dis-bonded but the shock was nacked.
Fronts 140k just soft but no knocking
Just saying
I do drive it hard & the roads around here are but I to thought a premium product
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Re: Front strut top mount and bearing

I've had the dobbie for eight years and never have l had so much aggro trying to get the right parts for any worn on it, l do all the mechanicals myself and have with all my cars for over fifty years.
Brake pads, shoes, discs, filters, the lot.
I saved all the old service items from last year cos by then l knew which ones to get, so they are covered, but stuck with these turret mounts. I'll just have to bite the bullet and get them with crossed fingers. Once the old ones are off there's no return......
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