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  • Cheers Dave

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    • I bought some new Koni shocks for the car. I'm not ready to fit yet but was interested to read in the instructions that you are meant to put 50mm of antifreeze in each tube. What have others done? I remember reading some put oil in and some drill a hole in the bottom of the strut housing. The instructions aren't great either
      Nothelle S2 Avant in restoration
      Wr Ur Quattro (also in restoration)

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      • Originally posted by Tractor Dave View Post
        I bought some new Koni shocks for the car. I'm not ready to fit yet but was interested to read in the instructions that you are meant to put 50mm of antifreeze in each tube. What have others done? I remember reading some put oil in and some drill a hole in the bottom of the strut housing. The instructions aren't great either
        Antifreeze.

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        • Must be 50ML? 50mm would be almost 2 inches of fluid? Haha. Good luck getting the shocks in to the struts then
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          • The drilling a hole in the bottom of the strut housing is when fitting bilstein B6. It's to do with letting out water that could other wise interfere with the operation of the internal bump stops. Apparently it can get to the stage where incompresible water fills the gaps where your compressible bump stop should be...

            Bang crash crunch bang is the resultant ride.


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            • Great stuff you've got there.

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              • Originally posted by fish View Post
                Must be 50ML? 50mm would be almost 2 inches of fluid? Haha. Good luck getting the shocks in to the struts then
                On the video I watched as you insert the shock, a small amount of antifreeze overflows.
                Nothelle S2 Avant in restoration
                Wr Ur Quattro (also in restoration)

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                • Originally posted by steve briance View Post
                  The drilling a hole in the bottom of the strut housing is when fitting bilstein B6. It's to do with letting out water that could other wise interfere with the operation of the internal bump stops. Apparently it can get to the stage where incompresible water fills the gaps where your compressible bump stop should be...

                  Bang crash crunch bang is the resultant ride.


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                  Thanks. Clears that up then.
                  Nothelle S2 Avant in restoration
                  Wr Ur Quattro (also in restoration)

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                  • I wonder why they recommend that? Maybe cooling?

                    S2 Coupe 3B Project


                    Ur quattro restoration

                    S2 Avant

                    Boost is the new rock and roll!
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                    • Originally posted by John. View Post

                      Antifreeze.
                      I will go with antifreeze then. Cheers
                      Nothelle S2 Avant in restoration
                      Wr Ur Quattro (also in restoration)

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                      • Originally posted by newsh View Post
                        I wonder why they recommend that? Maybe cooling?
                        Possible, or to prevent corrosion?

                        How did you set yours up John? I want a comfortable ride if possible.
                        Nothelle S2 Avant in restoration
                        Wr Ur Quattro (also in restoration)

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                        • I have Billies on the Ur

                          On the coupe the Konis are set 1/2 turn from full soft on the rear and 1 turn from full soft on the front

                          S2 Coupe 3B Project


                          Ur quattro restoration

                          S2 Avant

                          Boost is the new rock and roll!
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                          • Cheers John. We need to see some nice pics of your Ur at times like this
                            Nothelle S2 Avant in restoration
                            Wr Ur Quattro (also in restoration)

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                            • It is a cooling issue - the antifreeze helps heat bridge the gap between the shock insert and the strut body. Heat passes through a fluid better than air. I remember hearing about this year's and years ago, it was a Ford factory tip to help their mk2 escort rally cars stop boiling their dampers!

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                              • Ps. If anyone is buying Koni shocks, Winpart in Holland supplied mine at a very good price. Koni shocks are made in Holland
                                Nothelle S2 Avant in restoration
                                Wr Ur Quattro (also in restoration)

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