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shogun
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Strut Top Mount problem

Post Author: shogun » 29 Aug 2015

I have a problem with strut top mounts
As getting older the bonded rubber is cracking .
Is possible to find replacements in any place ?
I will appreciate any help.Thanks

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Re: Strut Top Mount problem

Post Author: Philhod » 30 Aug 2015

[chin] I think there is a fix kit for these posted somewhere ages back

[chin] Although that may have been the cone shaped ones for the XM?
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Re: Strut Top Mount problem

Post Author: Vanny » 31 Aug 2015

Wasn't there some guy in Romania that could refurm them, originally found via the XM forum?
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Re: Strut Top Mount problem

Post Author: Philhod » 11 Sep 2015

[chin] Not sure where he was from but I think that's the guy, hence my confusion with the XM.

As far as I remember he re manufactured the cone part by making it in 2 halves and it looked feasible and staightforward to me anyway.
You could even make one yourself out of 1/8th, sorry 3mm, plate even stainless if you wanted..

Just develop your blank mark it every 5mm back to it's centre and bend in the vice a bit at a time till it's formed.
The 2 halves are then bolted together round the head encapsulating the rubber.
That's about all my old brain can remember. I only remember so much because though "what a bloody good idea", at the time :lol:
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Re: Strut Top Mount problem

Post Author: shogun » 13 Sep 2015

Thank you,Phil for the post , a very good alternative

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