superloopy1 wrote:The 'new' strut tops are the chunkier kind, 2005 with the 'bump', if I
So I should be asking for a part number which corresponds to a later RP than
mine (6806) then?
If I'm reading things correctly this should then fit my car along with the new
strut top given that the bottom diameter appears to be unchanged according
to previous posters.
Does this sound about right?
There's no absolute concrete certainty if you're not sure of the part number
for the replacement strut top, but judging by the 'bump' on the forward face
and the fact the gaiter on your car won't fit the the new strut top, it sounds
very likely you need the later part number fitment bellows - I was told I
automatically needed the new gaiter by the Parts counter guy when I
bought a new strut top. Yes, the lower ring on the outer main strut body
is the same as the new bellows gaiter fits onto the original strut.
superloopy1 wrote:You got a 'new' part number I can look up and order at all ?
I have two number for the bellows as mentioned according to the RP number
Until RP 07244 96019316 CYLINDER BOOT 25.91 GBP with VAT
After RP 07245 0000527192 CYLINDER BOOT 11.52 GBP with VAT
If you look at the two gaiters pictured above somewhere there is clearly a
bigger molded collar on the larger diameter end compared to the old one
and a close look at the strut top bottom collar shows a 45degree bevel
on the lip with a noticeably bigger collar compared to the older design.
I'm wondering if the redesign attempted to beef the whole lot up including
the collar the bellows is gripped onto.
BTW, are you sure the big top nut isn't nyloc? I'd torque it to the required
torque (I'll see if I can find the figure for you) and put the threadlock on to
be safe rather than sorry.