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Offline Chrisg40

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Front strut brace won't fit
« on: August 21, 2015, 08:12:48 am »
Got a front strut brace but I doesn't fit. It follows the curve or the rear engine bay fine and fits on the passengers side strut but hits the brake reservoir cap on the drivers side. Anyone know a simple way round this?

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Chris

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Re: Front strut brace won't fit
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2015, 10:30:14 am »
change the reservoir around 180 degrees is the solution

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Re: Front strut brace won't fit
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2015, 02:45:58 pm »
Cheers
Is it as simple as pull it out and push it back in? Or do I need new seals and that?

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Re: Front strut brace won't fit
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2015, 07:24:05 pm »
there will be fluid all over and if air gets in you might need to bleed the brakes?

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Re: Front strut brace won't fit
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2015, 05:53:23 pm »
Got round to doin this today, worked a treat .Managed to do it without having to bleed the brakes aswell ;D did have to change the seals tho
Just need to fit the strut brace now.
Cheers pete