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 kiwisurf said:

Can someone confirm if this works for the Bilstiens in a GTB as well????

Yeah has anyone actually done this with Bilsteins? I had a look into it and pretty sure it can be done but don't want to have shock explode or something on me if I'm wrong!

There is a nut on the bottom of the strut that can be removed and then the insert can be threaded out of the strut housing using the grove in the bottom. I found this described on some BMW forum a while ago whilst searching but cant bloody find it again.

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[quote name='kiwisurf said:

Can someone confirm if this works for the Bilstiens in a GTB as well????

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Yeah has anyone actually done this with Bilsteins? I had a look into it and pretty sure it can be done but don't want to have shock explode or something on me if I'm wrong!

There is a nut on the bottom of the strut that can be removed and then the insert can be threaded out of the strut housing using the grove in the bottom. I found this described on some BMW forum a while ago whilst searching but cant bloody find it again.

Yes the GTB (BG5b/c) Bilsteins can be disassembled in the same manner. i.e. undo nut at the bottom, then unscrew the shock insert from the yellow body.

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I just re-greased my bilsteins on the weekend (97 legacy GTB BG5B). Just remove the bottom bolt and the insert threads out.

Was some Red grease in there that had gone quite waxy so removed as much as possible with spatula and rags then put some new grease in and re-assembled everything.

Now have no knocking that I was experiencing from Left Rear and car feels so much smoother. Also fitted some Tein lowering springs at the same time so feels like a new car, stoked with the outcome!

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the grease in mine had liquified in both left struts. undo the bottom nut and the carp just dribbled out. kerosene bath cleans them up nicely. make sure you get all of the old grease out!!

f**king horrible job, messy, but well worth the benifits.

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Bit of a dredge:

I'm about to repack my bilsteins (from a BE5) with grease now.

I have the nut off of the bottom of the strut, but can't get the damn thing out of the body - i.e it won't unthread - I'm trying as hard as I can

I've tried freeing it up with Inox too, anybody got any ideads?

(I have a pic, but don't know how to attach it sorry)

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Alas no. Instead of just pressed in there with the nut at the bottom like the STi's,

On the bilsteins there's the nut, but the bottom of the shaft is threaded (or certainly looks like that, and other commenters have said the same thing) into the the housing, once the nut is off.

Stupid thing :-\

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 subypower said:

Realise this is an old thread, but like most people on this thread my rear left bilstein shock is knocking...

Can BH/BE bilsteins be regreased??

Cheers

Yes, Just the same process.

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