Adjustable bilstein coil over tool?

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Adjustable bilstein coil over tool?

Hi again, next part of my rolling reno...the bilsteins are up for 15 years and 50.000 kms old and seem to pogo very nicely on bumpy country roads :)

So probably due a refresh, the coilovers are located with two alloy collars, with about 6 round holes in each collar. Whats the correct tool to remove/ adjust them please?

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I just used a couple of suitable punches that fitted the holes from a set in my toolkit, hardened steel so no flex. Caterham don't supply tools for this when they supply the adjusting rings so I guess it's whatever you I have around that'll do the job, maybe even a couple of screwdrivers!

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I was berated for suggesting using two posidrive #2 screwdrivers with the ends cut off. They seem to be a perfect fit for the bore and are a quid at b&q!

The correct tool is a peg c spanner (so I was told!)

They are known to seize so a good soak in something first.

 

Bilstein service department in Leicester are very good. I've been in their rebuild workshop and its like an operating theatre - very clean!

Ian

 

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If you have the collars with round holes as opposed to open slots, the stubby screwdrivers are great, once the collars are separated. Do lift the car so the weight is off the springs ... it makes it so much easier.
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Thanks good people it will be weight off as I will remove them to the bench, and I'll give them an overnight in wd40.

Here in Brisvaegas apparently Fulcrum suspension are the agents so I will work through them they reckoned about 3 day turnaround but wouldn't specify even a  rough price, eekk!!- still no one said 7 ownership would be cheap :)

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For reference Bilstein are £85 plus any components that needed replacing (seals / service items are included in the price) I needed one piston rod replacing.

Ian

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If you do want to use the correct tool, try the Laser 5170 (Hook & Pin Wrench aka C-Spanner).

A quick 'google' will bring up the usual suspects for £70-£80.

 

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A pin punch set is about £6 -10, one will fit perfectly.  However you might need two sets, depending on how tight the locking ring is. 

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You can always use a drill and a punch.

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thanks guys all done and off now and Im replacing with AVO so I will have to adapt to a new system, all good and thanks for your advice.