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    hello

    i've just removed the front strut in order to replace the upper mount.

    in haynes and other sources it's said to use new top nuts, the thing is i don't have such nuts and they can't be found where i live.

    is it really essential?

    and how do you torque it up? my strut has a groove at the edge, not a hole for an allen key, so even a flare socket won't help here and i'll have to tighten it up just with a ring spanner.

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    2pac,

    my 504 has had the struts replaced (8 + 25 years ago & still there) and I reused the original nuts (Nylock?). They don't need much tightening, just a firm nip (there is no rotational load on them).

    You may be able to hold the shock shaft from turning with a "shifter", one side on the flat an dthe other against the round, making sure that it is tight before each turn of your ring spanner.
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    2pac,
    Assuming that you are not working true to form ie you've binned the old nuts, the old ones should be OK with a drop of Loctite.

    Reading your original post had me wondering at what stage you were at with the struts. Did you clamp the springs before nut removal or are they now embedded in the garage roof!

    Big R's tip for holding the shock shaft to tighten the nut didn't mean gripping the working part of the shaft.

    In a workshop the simplest way to undo the nut was to "surprise" it loose with a rattle gun.

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    sh*t!

    after breaking me arms with the spring compressors i finally managed to fit the upper strut mount, only to discover that i might have forgotten something...

    the old mount has these ring and rubber seal, plus anothe thin ring.

    are theu necessary?

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    Definitely

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    already done, it's easier the second time

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    Did you grease up the 'ring' roller bearing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2pac View Post
    sh*t!

    after breaking me arms with the spring compressors i finally managed to fit the upper strut mount, only to discover that i might have forgotten something...

    the old mount has these ring and rubber seal, plus anothe thin ring.

    are theu necessary?

    if you only drive in straight lines, it's not needed


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    Did you grease up the 'ring' roller bearing?
    of course, do you think i would do it third time?

    graphite grease is ok?



    another thing- i removed of course the brake caliper.

    do i need to apply loctite to the bolts, and what type?

    they still have some blue stuff on them.
    Last edited by 2pac; 8th May 2013 at 01:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by con View Post
    if you only drive in straight lines, it's not needed


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