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Old 04-13-2011, 08:37 PM
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blue thread lock

Ok, my front struts have been off the car all day. I cannot remove nut at the top of the strut. Looks like it has z blue thread lock on it. How do I get these off? Thanks.
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:17 PM
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Blue thread lock is supposed to allow you to remove with tools & the red you need to oven cook whatever it is on so maybe try a blow dryer for some seconds?
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:29 PM
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I hit it with a 600 degree heat gun and nothing. Just because its blue doesn't mean its loctite brand I guess. I don't know what Bmw used.
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:33 PM
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Dang that sucks. Wonder what it can be, good luck man!
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When I did mine I just compressed the spring down and used an inpact gun to get the top hat nut off. If the struts off and you dont have air tools handy you can stick the bottom part of the strut in a vise so it cant spin and crack the nut loose with a breaker bar.
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We had to heat ours to get them off ,but they did eventually come off...good luck...
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Im just gonna take fronts to the shop and let them switch out the springs since I have them off the car.
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