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front strut

Postby tractor1 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:43 pm

Hi I was pulling apart my front struts to paint them and found oil in the housing. From what i can find this is normal. NO leaks, lost a little oil, can I put some back in? Any one know what oil, how full or how much to put in. thanks
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Re: front strut

Postby eric thompson » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:56 pm

In the housing?? Did you unscrew the large glan nut that surrounds the shaft?

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Re: front strut

Postby tractor1 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:10 pm

Yes it was in the housing and yes I took off the big nut, wonted to make sure it would come off without heat.
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Re: front strut

Postby eric thompson » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:14 pm

The OEM housing is a gas pressurized strut as is probably stamped on the side... Don't think refilling will feel the same. You can install strut insert cartridges. Similar to a shock inside a strut...

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