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Old 09-24-2012, 02:24 PM
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Default What to do while front struts are rebuilt

My 'S' has leaking front shocks... or it certainly looks that way.

Either way, I had the double-adjustable rears rebuilt by the authorized Koni specialists, and I'd like to do the same for the fronts.

Only thing is that the turnaround time wasn't particularly fast... Not a problem with the rears, and fellow rennlister Scott was kind enough to lend me a set to use in the interim.

Anyone got any recommendations for how to go about getting the fronts rebuilt and still have the car driveable in the meantime?
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:26 PM
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I'll bet Lart or someone local can help with loaner/donor struts.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:52 PM
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If its not your daily driver, use the time to do some maintenance and inspections. I'm sure there's something that can be done, even if its a good inside / outside detailing.

If you need the car to get to work every day, there aren't many options.
  • Buy a second set, of the same type, to send out and be rebuilt
  • Buy (or borrow) a second set, of any strut that fits, to drive on while the others are being rebuilt
  • Buy new ones that do not need to be rebuilt
  • Rent (or borrow) car while struts are being rebuilt
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They're the M030's of course... so I'd be competing with everyone else wanting to 'upgrade' to a set...

Don't suppose anyone knows of a set that needs a rebuild? -I could just get THOSE rebuilt and do the swap once.

The wife just bought another new Benz, so there's "no room at the inn" and I can't leave the car half-dismantled outside... homeowners regulations etc. Storage at a garage would be considerable if the rebuild takes as long as I expect it to... so I'm still looking for some genius idea that'll make everything "better", I suppose.
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Sorry, I just sent my old ones out for a core . I would have thrown them you way if I read this earlier. All the best.
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