[Vwdiesel] A2 strut insert question

Lee Hillsgrove hillsgrove at adelphia.net
Sat Jun 8 20:55:46 EDT 2002

>    Somewhere along the line I tripped over a notation that some A2 front
>struts were sealed units which had to be replaced completely rather than
>merely by replacing cartridges.
>    Bentley doesn't mention this, and I'm wondering if I got some bogus
>information on the sealed units.  What has me wondering is that the strut
>case on my 92 Jetta carries a Boge number (1-0691-27-A58-O).  I've never
>seen numbers on a strut case before, but then the ones I've seen before
>all fairly rusted.
>    Any encounters with sealed units?

  None first-hand, but I have heard of that as well, dealing with later
model A2s. I have also heard of the top nuts being either externally
threaded OR internally threaded. I wish I had saved those posts in my
archive, but I didn't, sorry.  :-((


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