koni 8641 1414

Old 11-19-2001, 10:24 PM
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hey guys heres some info how to set the new konis in the old struts 8641 1136
<<For normal use on the road, the new strut dampers must be fitted straight from the box. (Original adjustment). In all other cases see enclosed adjustment instructions. 1. ATTENTION: In case of adjustable attachments mark off their position first before unscrewing the nuts to obtain correct adjustment of wheel camber and caster angles after fitting.
Remove the complete suspension unit from the car. Compress the spring with coil spring clamps. Remove the fixing parts, bump rubber, dust cover (if any), spring, etc., keeping in mind the correct sequence and position for refitting.
* The parts (drawn in dotted lines) could be absent or of a different shape.
2. Punch in the exact center of the base of the damper housing. First drill a pilot hole of 3mm diameter and then drill to o 14 mm (fig. a). Drain oil.
3. Saw off (depth 1.5-2 mm) the original damper housing, as shown with dotted lines in fig. b for the several types I + II. The cut must made at highest point on the strut housing where the overall diameter is maintained. If the shock absorber interior cannot be removed by hand, use a light hammer. Remove all the inner parts. Beware of outstreaming oil.
85 Nm = 63 ft.lbs
4. Smooth the drilled hole on both sides. File off the nail W and clean the inside of the damper housing (fig. c).
5. Fit the rubber protection cover R on the strut damper (fig e-II) and slide the latter into the housing.
6. Fit now plate X - if supplied- with its profiled side directed to the fig. d bottom, then the locking ring and the bolt (fig. d).
7. Draw the strut damper deeper into the original housing by tightening the bolt with a torque of 85 Nm (63 ft.lbs) and fit the rubber protection cover as per fig. e-II.
De-aerate the strut damper with piston rod by fully extending and compressing it several times.
9. Keep the piston rod extended as much as possible and place plastic collar Y -if supplied- between the damper body and the bump rubber (fig. e).
10. Fit the suspension unit in reverse order of dismantling. Renew the bump rubber, dust cover etc. in case of damage.
11. Tighten the fixing nut Z home as far as stop (bush or pin collar) using the torque setting prescribed in the table. (fig. f) and release the spring.

To avoid any unwanted adjustment of the strut damper
never use a pneumatic or electric impact wrench.
Check and set wheel alignment after fitting.

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