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124E front struts

 
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Dave C



Joined: 24 Mar 2016
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Location: Pitt Meadows, B.C. Canada

PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:16 pm    Post subject: 124E front struts Reply with quote

As a new Anglia owner, I have discovered that the front strut oil can be topped up.
Is this done with the car on it's wheels or with the weight off the wheels?

What oil is used , hydraulic or????

Cheers,
Dave.
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peteleo



Joined: 24 Aug 2008
Posts: 891
Location: San Mateo,California

PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check first that oil isn't leaking past the seals.

Topping is done with the car on the ground which isn't easy with the tire in the way. I've put support blocks under the ball joints and removed the wheels. Use 20W motorcycle fork oil ( don't use jack oil as it doesn't have anti-foaming agents ) by using an oiler with a fine spout that fits in the hole.

The inserts can be rebuilt if the parts are still in good shape. Just replace the "O" ring and fill with fork oil.
Sealed inserts are still available.
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info, Pete.

Cheers,
Dave.
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angliagt



Joined: 11 Jun 2007
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Location: Eureka,California

PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also,don't overfill it,or use a heavy weight oil,
as you could easily blow the seals out.
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