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#1 gav240z

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 03:37 PM

Hey guys need a little help with getting my Tokico's in.

The old Koni's have a circular upper gland nut and they have been done up really tight. I don't have the correct tool for these circular ones so I am wondering if anyone knows where I can get one?

I'm also wondering if anyone has some spare hexagonal ones I can replace these circular ones with. I have two hex style ones and two circular ones.

I'll attach a picture so everyone knows what I'm on about.

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 03:50 PM

The upper gland nuts

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 09:46 PM

if you dont want the old round one you can put it in the vise and undo that way (I know dodgy)

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 10:58 PM

Hey Ash I have a few spares since the Tokico's I bought came with 4. Unfortunately only two are the non-round style. The rest are all round and on my car so far the front two are circular not sure about the back yet though.

I tried locking it upside down in a vise and turning it but no luck she's done up real tight.

I got Costa to undo the last one and he said someone did them up too tightly. So I guess these are the same problem.

I'm going to take it to pedders from the look of things and get them to undo it but I'd liek to replace it with the hex style nuts. Does anyone have some spare??? :wink:

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 08:25 AM

I will have a look later this week when Im in the shed

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 06:34 PM

the way I'd suggest to undo them, is grab a pin punch, and put it in the hole in the nut, then tap it round with a hammer to undo - they should come undone very easily like this, due to the impact (some reason tends to crack really tight bolts very easily - if someone has a brake/clutch line flare nut they can't undo, i have a trick for that too :P).

As far as the hexagonal nuts go, I have 3 sitting on my bench, you're welcome to them.

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 10:25 PM

Hey Zeddophile,
Can you show me what a pin pinch looks like? I have no idea what it is and I don't think I have one. Are they cheap to buy?

I'd really appreciate it if I could get those hexagonal nuts off you would save me a billion future headaches. :D

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 05:49 AM

Gav, tryed ringing Koni (Top Performance)?
http://www.toperform....au/index2.html
If you ask nicely, they might undo it for free...

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 09:45 AM

Don't know if it helps....but I've always used a 2' PLumbers wrench.

If your n the OAkleigh area, feel free to drop in and I'll show you how on one on the spares I have, or bring the strut in and we can attack it together...

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 10:27 AM

That sounds good are you free later tonight?

I'm working till 5:30 usually get home around 6:30 - 7:00.

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 05:55 PM

Pin punch photo attached - should be able to pick up a set of punches at super cheap or somewhere like that for about $10 or so.... Its just a punch with a flat end, rather than a point (centrepunch), and you use it to tap the edge of the hole in the gland nut......

Far as the hex nuts go, whereabouts are you? I work on Highbury Rd in Burwood, so if you can make it there between 8am and 4.45pm on a weekday, or between 8.30am and about 1-2pm on this Saturday, I'll take them to work, otherwise... I dunno, i live in Watsonia...

Zedrally - You don't happen to live on Atherton Rd, with 2 or 3 half assembled zeds in your front yard, do you?

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 08:15 PM

I won't be able to make it during the week but depending on how things go I might come down on Saturday to pick those up.

Or if it's easier I could pay you for postage to send them to my place?

Send me a PM or email if you like?

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 09:44 PM

Zedrally - You don't happen to live on Atherton Rd, with 2 or 3 half assembled zeds in your front yard, do you?


That is where the Zworx guy lives, not Warren the but the one who does the panel work, not sure if his name is Rob.

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 04:55 PM

Yeah Rob Laughton lives on Atherton road Oakleigh.

Gav, Toperformance will be able to get those nuts off for you. There is actually a special tool that fits into those two holes in order to undo it. Having said that, the centre punch will work fine, as long as you are not planning on re-using them.

Good luck

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 05:11 PM

How'd you end up going with getting that one off today Gav?

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 03:36 PM

I didn't have much luck with getting them off myself. What I have been doing is 1 corner at a time after work. My mum has been great taking each strut down to Pedders and they have been undoing them for me. Good thing I've had like 12 upper nuts to choose from since the Koni's and Tokico's are slightly different length's and require different nuts.

The ones I got off you Ben were for a 260z and therefore slightly larger diammeter. Just thought I'd mention for future reference for anybody else who might come across this thread.

I'm up to the last corner and since I've been using the circular gland nuts again I am using a pin punch to tighten them up.

Tonight all going well I'll be finishing installing the struts can't wait to drive it. I was hoping to get the rear bushes replaced at the same time but I have to wait for them on order which takes 2 weeks.

Oh well at least I'll eventually get them done I guess.

Oh one other thing i forgot to mention was that Costa lent me his tool for the Gland nuts and I managed to bend it like a banana. Goes to show how tight they were on. :roll:




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