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Old 12-15-2010, 06:36 AM   #21
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Unless someone else chimes in, the way I understood how to tighten the nut on the top of the strut assembly was to use a spark plug socket, thread the allen wrench through the opening and then tighten down the nut while holding the allen wrench in place so the assembly would not rotate...IDK, but that's the process I used.
that is correct and if you use a long socket 7mm you can actually put a torque wrench on this, I believe it's 65Nm.
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:46 PM   #22
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Please make sure yournspring sits flush in the pearch- my spring was off half a rotation- I left it like that, hit a hard pothole and the spring bent. They spring end stayed on the perch but the coil above the last bent over the perch and is under the pearch. I'll post a pic later when I get a chance.
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