bilstein strut tool
dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 14 20:12:35 EDT 2004
In case someone hasn't already said, we are thinking of two different
things. The "bilstein tool" is a keyed spanner wrench of sorts that is used
to engage and tighten the new upper fastening collar that comes with a set
of bilsteins. That's why I said Bilstein was not fullfilling their
obligation by only providing the special collar, and not the tool to install
and torque it. If I remember correctly, this collar is also manufactured to
fit and secure the bilstein inserts...it's a one way street.
This tool is NOT the same as the Audi special tool for removing strut
cartridges while the strut body is still on the car, and hence lazyness and
a lack of will in removing the strut is not a bone of contention with this
thread or topic.
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 11:42:16 -0700
From: Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net>
Subject: Re: bilstein strut tool
To: <SuffolkD at aol.com>
Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>
Message-ID: <BD6C8998.1165%b.benz at charter.net>
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This thread has had very heavy participation, why? Are you guys all too
lazy or ascared to remove the strut, such that you could also relube the
strut tower thrust bearing and the wheel bearing, as well as the two ball
joints, free up the toe adjustment, and overhaul the calipers, while
you're in there? Could have had all this done by now.
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