Interchangeability of BX front struts

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Interchangeability of BX front struts

Post by sdcoomber » Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:01 pm

I have a 1988 BX14RE petrol which I hope to utilise the front strut for the one which leaks on my 1991 BX19 Diesel N/A. Are these interchangable and are they really as easy to take off as they look?

Finally, where is the pressure release?

Many thanks to you experts. (I also have a Turbo Diesel runner for spares)

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Post by sleepy0905 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:33 pm

when the system is depresurised jack the strut up tp its top to push as much fluid back the tank as possible then pull off the two return pipes then let the jack down and remove the 16mm pinch bolt at the bottom then i undo the 35mm nut on the top and remove the strut but a lot of people remove the top three 13mm mounting nuts,sphere and pipe and remove the sphere support with the strut which you must to remove the sphere to get it out. :D

I have removed a few of these now with no problems they usually only take about 20 minutes to change.
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:28 pm

One size fits all, very fast to change too, I favour the sphere removal method myself.
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Post by Mr B » Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:52 pm

sleepy0905 wrote:People remove the top three 13mm mounting nuts,sphere and pipe and remove the sphere support with the strut which you must to remove the sphere to get it out. :D
I do then this way, seems to be a quicker method :wink:

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Strut removal

Post by sdcoomber » Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:55 am

Thank you everybody

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Post by Oscar » Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:39 pm

Steve

If you need a hand with this give me a call - if I can help I will.

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