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87 930 Shock Replacement

I just took out the strut out and put it back in after i replaced the ball joint. I noticed that passenger side is very low and there were some reddish fluid. I think i lost my shock. Could taking the strut assembly out and put it back in a reason to ruin it. Anyone replaced their shocks? Pictures are appreciated. Thanks!



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I sincerely don't think that removing and re-installing your strut made the unit leak. Barring of course a strenuous uninstall process with lots of twisting and jarring!! A simple removal and re-installation is not 'stressful' for the shock.

I don't have pictures for you, sorry, but I'm sure there are tons here on this site.

I replaced mine when I bought the car.. more to baseline the car as I didn't have all the service records. I also did it for ****s and giggles as I absolutely love to work on my car. It's a simple process really if you are reasonable handy with a wrench.

I think I paid something like $450 for a set of four shocks (two inserts for the front, and shock towers for the rear). I put in the sports all around while I was at it.
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Didn't they used to pour some oil in the strut to transfer heat? Could that be your source of red oil?
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Didn't they used to pour some oil in the strut to transfer heat? Could that be your source of red oil?
Yes! common practice. Oil or antifreeze is sometimes used.

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Hello,
Seems the thread is almost done and I have a shock question. What is the difference between Bilstein HD struts and Sport struts.

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Hello,
Seems the thread is almost done and I have a shock question. What is the difference between Bilstein HD struts and Sport struts.

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Les,
in a word, valving. The latter has stronger damping characteristics. Mass, spring rates and damping all must work together to have an appropriately tuned suspension.
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