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  • AndrewSL500 ·
    ....so dont worry about cleaning all the epoxy out. Take care not to scratch the sides as creating a burr or deep scratch might damage the new seal when you fit it. Use an old rounded flat bladed screwdriver and work form the middle. once you start to break up the epoxy it starts coming out in bigger chunks. It should take you about fifteeen minutes per side.
    AndrewSL500 ·
    Hi Tony, yes that would be fine, just cover the cost i'll put it in the post, sorry I don't check this forum very often...contact me at [email protected] send me your postal address, i'll send you the tool I made, it works fine. I did get the repair kit from our local main dealer. They had one on the shelf and ordered the other. Kind regards Andrew.

    To reassure yourself that you can do this, the hardest part is breaking out the old epoxy, you can do this straight away, you do not have to remove the brass connector or air tube. It won't effect your car, its the hardest part of the whole job, have a vacuum cleaner handy to suck up the mess, you should quickly break through to the foam disk and this allows you to see the top of the strut seal which is a solid steel cap, which you will replace, held in by the C clip. You dont be able to disturb or release this with out the extractor tool....
    AndrewSL500 ·
    oh i'm not very good at navigating around on this website, i did reply to you, but i might just have left the messages on my own profile....in the words of Homer Simpson doh!
    AndrewSL500 ·
    Hopefully that gaiter is just a dust shield, it can't have any integrity to the operation of the air strut. I would wrap it with black self amalgamating tape, which would seal it from the outside. I think you could buy it from most proper DIY shops or find it online.
    Kind regards Andrew.
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