Moans and Groan!

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tim leech

Moans and Groan!

Post by tim leech » Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:09 pm

My Gti struts groan quite badly when on its highest position, is it as easy as everyone says it is to lubricate the, bearing in mind im mechanically retarded! :?

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Post by tom » Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:15 pm

You will find the answer to that by referring to the home page. This will take you longer than doing the job. One for our FAQ section, I suppose.

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:59 pm

Is that a subtle hint Tim??

You're gonna owe me big time for all this work!!
Over and out from me

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Post by tim leech » Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:35 pm

It wasnt actually Ian lol. Ive told you I dont mind paying for the work you do aslong as you dont sting me, AND both lots of work you are currently undertaking you have offered to do! 8)

Am happy to pay you in cash, clubcard vouchers, valeting work or a free Bx, take your pick!

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Post by Vanny » Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:12 pm

I cheated and used the ole' oil can and squirted loads onto the strut shaft, lovely jubliee :D

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Post by tim leech » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:36 pm

Is that all you do? How do you get at it?

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Post by jeremy » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:54 pm

What happens in the hiughest position is quite irrelevant as the car isn't driven (I hope) in this position.


What you are looking for is that the struts are nice and smooth in the normal operating range - ie normal height - when pushed down.

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Post by tom » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:59 pm

Struts are best lubricated internally. Look in the BX diy section of the homepage.