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Old 26-04-2006   #1
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Front strut removal

Anybody know where to start on removing a front strut, I see only a single bolt attached to the mounting dome in the engine bay. The rest I am cofortable with. Cmon T14086, I need you again.
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Thats easy my little yellow friend look at the top and you will see that an allen key fits inside the bolt thats sticking up its usually about 7mm the allen key will hold that still while you undo the nut is that all you want
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Thats easy my little yellow friend look at the top and you will see that an allen key fits inside the bolt thats sticking up its usually about 7mm the allen key will hold that still while you undo the nut is that all you want
Cheers Phil, how did you know I was little?
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What do you mean how did I know you are little
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"thats easy my little yellow friend"

Isn't that what you said?

Since they did my spine op I have gained an inch so I aint the shortarse I once was.
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"thats easy my little yellow friend"

Isn't that what you said?

Since they did my spine op I have gained an inch so I aint the shortarse I once was.
gained an inch Arrrrr but that could be growing pains my little yellow friend
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Re: Front strut removal

Do the fat springs go front or back?
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Do the fat springs go front or back?
What do you mean FAT springs look at the diameter and length and compare the new with the old it should be pretty obvious
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Re: Front strut removal

Phil, just took off one strut, easy but the spring that came off it is so long and such a wide diameter it doesn't look like any in the box?
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You are talking about a front strut I take it ? now the old one will be longer as the new one is -30mm am I right or wrong
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Boz if you look at the springs the back ones should be tapered smaller dia to the top and the wire will also be thinner in diameter than the wire used in the fronts the dia of the spring is about 5.5 ins on the front spring you should see a big differance in the two sets
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Re: Front strut removal

Yep, front it is, Eibach -30mm but the original springis now a good 100cm longer. Just called Eibach, code on the spring says V goes front, HA rear. There you go, cheers Phil.
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Yep, front it is, Eibach -30mm but the original springis now a good 100cm longer. Just called Eibach, code on the spring says V goes front, HA rear. There you go, cheers Phil.
Well you can now see why the oe spring is longer and do you see the rears have a taper to them
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Re: Front strut removal

Take it you got struts off then?
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Take it you got struts off then?
One side anyway, offside seized so had to put the old spring back on the nearside. Absolutely fuming, Midland Fiat are going to do it the weekend which completely fooks all my plans for Brooklands. I put so much effort into getting the car ready I feel sick.

First dealer never sent my springs.
Second dealer sent them and lost them in transit.
17MM strut bolt defeated 4 hours work.

I am destined not to get this car sorted.
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