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Strut Issue

Post by Dominic » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:35 am

I have a catastophic leak of LHM which is pouring down the inside of the off-side strut gaitor - took 3 litres of LHM to get the 40 miles back from work last night - any insight most welcome!
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Re: Strut Issue

Post by Thread Bear » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:51 am

Well not as chronic, but I have a front strut that is passing a lot of LHM. It only does so at a certain height. So I think one of the inner seals is finding a damaged area of strut and leaking at that point. So I am battling my way to the spares car in the briers to get at my spare strut out of it. I dosged changing the last one, but apparently they are pretty simple to change.

Maybe in your case an inner seal has completely failed.
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Re: Strut Issue

Post by Defender110 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:13 am

Sounds like the outer rod seal has failed, recon strut or seal kit needed.
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Re: Strut Issue

Post by MULLEY » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:53 pm

Whereabouts are you Dominic? If you're nr to Barry @ Bourne Citroen he can repair struts with this problem, if distance is an issue, i'm sure he'd be happy if you posted it etc...
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Re: Strut Issue

Post by Dominic » Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:08 pm

Many thanks - I'm not close to Bourne, but I am close to Malcolm, to whom I am truly indebted! Just for the record the longest part of this job was finding someone to sell me a 36mm socket, which I eventually did, only to find that I couldn't undo the nut, as the strut insides were just turning with the nut - fortunately Malc had one with a top, meaning that the whole plot can just drop out through the wheel arch - job done! May be an idea to mail the old one off to Bourne so I've got a spare!
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