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post Feb 5 2023, 06:40 PM
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I'm trying to remove the nut that hold the shock in place. I need to replace the strut.

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I've tried heat, but maybe it wasn't hot enough. How hot do I get it?

I'm using an 18" pipe wrench. It's the same one I put it on with. I changed the shocks about a year ago. It will not budge. It's hard to put leverage on when it's in the vise. I even hit the wrench with a dead blow hammer. It's currently soaking in penetrating oil.

I tried using a drift and hammer to break it loose. Didn't budge.

The next step would be to use a cheater bar on the wrench. However, I'm afraid I won't be able to hold it in the vice securely enough.

Does anyone have any other ideas?

Thanks!


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post Feb 7 2023, 07:30 PM
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I have an email in to Bilstein. I'll let you all know what I find out.

I found what appears to be the right part here:
https://www.mk1autohaus.com/Bilstein-Strut-...7mm_p_8039.html

But when I went to my cart, it took me to a page that redirected me to an Ebay store that is no longer active. No credit card info was entered, but I thought it was odd.

I think the dimension refers to the inside distance between the two tabs.

Prices are all over the place and most sites have no info about the dimensions.

I'd prefer to use the right tool, especially since it works with a 1/2" socket. My breaker bar is 24" long and it will provide me with lots of leverage.

However, I might have to just get a hooked spanner and use that with a piece of pipe.

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914 RZ-1   Need help removing nut that holds shock in place   Feb 5 2023, 06:40 PM
r_towle   This https://www.edoperformance.com/products/bil.....   Feb 5 2023, 07:03 PM
Superhawk996   This https://www.edoperformance.com/products/bil....   Feb 5 2023, 07:19 PM
914 RZ-1   This https://www.edoperformance.com/products/bil....   Feb 5 2023, 08:11 PM
iankarr   Yep.   Feb 5 2023, 07:23 PM
r_towle   Google is your friend https://www.fvd.net/us-en/FV...   Feb 5 2023, 08:22 PM
914 RZ-1   Google is your friend https://www.fvd.net/us-en/F...   Feb 5 2023, 09:22 PM
Superhawk996   Measure the Bilstein sliding strut tube - my bet i...   Feb 5 2023, 10:43 PM
914 RZ-1   Measure the Bilstein sliding strut tube - my bet ...   Feb 6 2023, 10:58 PM
Superhawk996   Measure the Bilstein sliding strut tube - my bet...   Feb 6 2023, 11:12 PM
914 RZ-1   I have an email in to Bilstein. I'll let you a...   Feb 7 2023, 07:30 PM
Superhawk996   I think you’re on the right track - has to vary ...   Feb 7 2023, 08:02 PM
Van B   I can’t believe no one here knows the correct to...   Feb 7 2023, 11:49 PM
Superhawk996   I can’t believe no one here knows the correct t...   Feb 8 2023, 07:46 AM
930cabman   14" pipe wrench has worked just fine for me, ...   Feb 8 2023, 05:52 AM
Superhawk996   Best I’ve found - I think tool number is MS 08/6...   Feb 8 2023, 08:05 AM
Van B   There are basically two version floating out there...   Feb 8 2023, 11:39 AM
Superhawk996   I have enough 3/16" plate to make it myself ...   Feb 8 2023, 12:14 PM
mepstein   [quote name='Van B' post='3056474' date='Feb 8 20...   Feb 8 2023, 12:52 PM
Van B   I'm listening. That ball joint tool was the m...   Feb 8 2023, 01:05 PM
mepstein   I'm listening. That ball joint tool was the ...   Feb 8 2023, 01:16 PM
914 RZ-1   I bought both the tool from JimmyT and the wrench ...   Feb 13 2023, 10:16 PM
Van B   Thank you for posting that up! You just saved ...   Feb 13 2023, 10:19 PM
76-914   Got this adjustable gland nut wrench for $10....   Mar 13 2023, 08:54 AM
mepstein   Got this adjustable gland nut wrench for $10...   Mar 13 2023, 09:05 AM
76-914   Got this adjustable gland nut wrench for $1...   Mar 13 2023, 09:50 AM
VaccaRabite   Things change of course over time, but the school ...   Mar 13 2023, 11:47 AM
76-914   Things change of course over time, but the school...   Mar 13 2023, 12:12 PM
Van B   This thread came up via google so I thought it wor...   Jan 22 2024, 06:09 PM
Superhawk996   This thread came up via google so I thought it wo...   Jan 22 2024, 07:43 PM
technicalninja   Thanks for posting! Just ordered one. How can ...   Jan 22 2024, 06:18 PM
Superhawk996   How can they ship a $6 item for free??? Cau...   Jan 22 2024, 07:44 PM
Rufus   Corroded nuts & bolts? … penetrating oil? I...   Jan 22 2024, 07:08 PM
Van B   Ha! Yeah, I got away with one on that purchase...   Jan 22 2024, 07:55 PM


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