Technical Front shocks

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Technical Front shocks

arseofbox

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'Lo..Ive finally freed the nut on the top of my NSF shock on the 1242 (it lost an argument against an angle grinder, but mysterously won against the blowtorch..)

Problem I have now is that Ive found the root of the problem - the shock top mount plate had failed (in bearing Id think) and deformed its inner profile from a D-Shape into an O.

Now I need a working top mount and a new nut to get that car back on the road. The nut is easy enough (M12 x 1.25 - find a fastener specialist (y) ), but the top mount isnt.

I have an 899cc Cinq thats gonna be taken off the road in a matter of weeks, so I wanna nick the top mount off that car....but due to equipment issues, I cant have both cars in the air at once. Can I remove the top mount with the car on the ground and the shock on its mountings (just whilst I swap good for knackered - 2mins at most!!)?
 

woj

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arseofbox said:
Can I remove the top mount with the car on the ground and the shock on its mountings (just whilst I swap good for knackered - 2mins at most!!)?

rallycinq said:
Nope, it hold the spring in place so you need the strut out and the spring clamped before removing it.

Well, you can do that, but I wouldn't dare with an oil absorber. I did that with a gas one and it worked fine, see the pictures here

https://www.fiatforum.com/showthread.php?t=51505&page=2

Cheers,

Woj
 
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