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Old 01-15-2013, 10:59 AM
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Location: Louisville, KY
 
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Mein Auto: 1997 BMW Z3 1.9 5MT
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Originally Posted by Dheilman View Post
Let us know how it goes.
The upper bolt is not a camber bolt so no point in marking anything. The upper bolt and nut must both be held when tightening, because the nut is self-locking and will turn the bolt. The slight ovalness of the bolt holes in the upper mount ears is for easing the fit.

One of my struts would not mount to the steering arm. After the upper bolt was in, the bottom mount was not parallel to the steering arm, would not receive the prong, and the bolt holes did not line up with the holes in the steering arm.

The upper mount ears were not located precisely above the lower mount, so when the top bolt went in, the bottom mount was rotated. The strut is being replaced by the vendor, but I wish I had trial-fitted it before paying to have the spring installed.
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