What's the trick to tighten those Bilstein strut caps?
Joshua Van Tol
josh at spiny.com
Sun Mar 21 10:35:10 EST 2004
Have you tried an impact wrench? You won't be able to set the torque
very precisely, but it does work.
On Mar 14, 2004, at 1:14 PM, Ameer Antar wrote:
> My bigger problem was tightening the top nut on the rear struts. Have
> dealt with these yet? Bilstein specs something like 40 ft lbs and
> expects me to hold the thing
> with a 7 mm hex, No way! The hex key recess in the strut rod
> stripped, I
> ended up with the top mounts too loose and it caused a rattle when
> over bumpy roads ... very disturbing. Let me know if you have a
> with the rear struts, and whether you find a solution ... I may be
> able to
> Dave C.
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