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Front strut issues

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2019/08/11 21:29:31 (permalink)

Front strut issues

I'm just doing a refresh of the front suspension and going through replacing parts as necessary and have a few question that I need help with.
1. there is a difference in diameter of about 0.75mm between the external dia. of the Sachs insert and the internal dia. of the strut tube - is this normal or should it be less.
2. the suspension strut mounting bearing has some play that is not strictly rotational - how much is acceptable?
3. there is play between the (n.l.a.) sleeve and this bearing - again what is normal?
4. does anybody have the correct manufacturing dimensions for this sleeve, seeing it's n.l.a.?
Thanks guys

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    Re: Front strut issues 2019/08/29 10:04:19 (permalink)
    1. Yes the Insert does not match the strut tube ID, the top cap secures the insert and you can put 100ml on Oil in the strut for cooling
    2. Do you mean the rubber top mount? or the bearing
    3. Sleeve, do you mean the top mount bearing spacer?
    4. No
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