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Old 09-29-2011, 03:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Strut replacement question

Is there a quick and easy way to replace the struts?
The Bentley isn't very detailed in my opinion.
Do I have to remove the three top nuts or can I just remove the strut center nut?

I have Bilstein sports (to replace the Bilstein HD's that are currently on there) and HR sport springs/sways.

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Jack the front and set her on axle stands... You can undo the top strut nuts at anytime...
Use the the jack under the lower arm just to relieve pressure not much mate, un bolt everything (stand back just in case) ... Refit in reverse or how you feel best lol... Quite simple really...
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Jack the front and set her on axle stands... You can undo the top strut nuts at anytime...
Use the the jack under the lower arm just to relieve pressure not much mate, un bolt everything (stand back just in case) ... Refit in reverse or how you feel best lol... Quite simple really...
No need for spring compressors!
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No need for spring compressors!
Deffo yes, but the strutt unit comes off first to make it easier to re-seat the new springs !
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The Bentley manual isn't very detailed????
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