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Old 09-03-2001, 02:07 AM
gdaley gdaley is offline
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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: SE PA
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Thanks for setting me straight. Sounds more like the setup on my classic Saab 900. The verbiage threw me-never heard a shock absorber referred to as a strut. There's probably some physical or functional attribute of the MB setup that makes "strut" more accurate, perhaps the absence of a-arms.

The top nuts on the Saab are a son-of-a-gun without a very special socket that allows counterholding the shaft. Most people just cut the shaft with a torch or grinding wheel. I've found with new installs that if I liberally Never-Sieze the threads and grease the exposed portion of threads I can remove them non-destructively if needed in the future with the air wrench.

I was too busy with engine work on my old Benzes to get much of a look at the suspension!
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