What's the trick to tighten those Bilstein strut caps?

Ameer Antar antar at comcast.net
Sun Mar 14 03:35:39 EST 2004

Anyone have any advice on tightening those strut caps on the Bilstein struts for a type-44? It seems like a terrible design... The tool just keeps popping out of place and damaging the strut caps. The booklet that came w/ the struts says to tighten to 95 ft-lbs., but there's no way I can tighten 'em up that good. 80 ft-lbs is all I can do. Holding the strut housing is enough of a problem, and the strut cap design just makes it impossible. What a PITFA! I much appreciate any sage advice.


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