Strut install instructional class, July 8, 2010

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  1. turbo_turtle
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    This class is for those who want to learn how to change struts on an Impreza. The class is free, but you're on your own for food.

    Where: The location is Bloomington, MN. Please PM me for the address/directions.
    When: Thursday July 8, 2010, 6 PM
    What: Strut Installation class, please see further description below
    Why: To educate Subaru enthusiasts
    Who: Anyone is welcome, please notify me that you will be attending. Maximum 15 people.

    Please arrive on time so that you won't miss any pertinent information, I can not wait for people to show up to start the class.

    What will be covered:
    Removal of stock struts and installation of new struts. The car is a 2004 STI and will be maintaining the original springs.

    What to expect:
    The class will be approximately 3.5 hours long, but it is not a lecture by any means. You are free to leave at anytime. I will demonstrate how to perform the service, including what to look for maintenance wise. The class is held in a garage, so please dress accordingly. The class is interactive and open for any questions regarding the topic of struts.

    Please bring money to chip in for pizza or something!

    ~Dan
     
  2. TheSnowman
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    dang work, cant make this one.
     
  3. Tim the Plumber
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    while they are off you should go ahead and go over the fix for the infamous rear clunk
     
  4. ofspunk7
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    I am there. Text me your info
     
  5. Scuba Steve
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    Anytime a STI strut is off the car they should be regreased...both front and rear. The infamous rear clunk may go away for a while after being regreased.

    Good class Dan...very nice.
     
  6. scotty
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    These are D-Specs going in, do they still need to be greased?
     
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    ^no.

    The sti struts need to be repacked with new grease because they are an inverted design... gravity pulls grease to the bottom of the housing and grime gets pulled into the housing via the piston leaving you with dirty grease and an under greased strut.
     
  8. atacamaR
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    ohhh, will see if i can clear my schedule for this. i've had the assemblies out but never taken assemblies apart.-would like to learn how to do this safely.

    Scotty, are you attending? if i can make it you can see your old car up and running again...
     
  9. scotty
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    Yeah, its my car that we are doing :) Would be awesome to see it again.
     
  10. atacamaR
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    pm sent
     
  11. RexNEffect
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    Wish I could make it. Dan knows his stuff and has alot of patience! +1 for this!
     
  12. turbo_turtle
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    That is a good idea, but we probably won't have time... we'll see I guess.
    PM replied.

    BTW, the garage is relatively clean, but the door usually stays open, so it may get hot in there. Shorts are recommended.

    ~Dan
     
  13. scotty
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    Thanks for everyone's help last night. I love the new struts, and I learned a ton
     
  14. SkeetsWisconny
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    repeat? ...please?:)
     
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    Hmmm... we'll have to see. Definitely needs to warm up some more. It's pretty cool in the garage, even when it's 60 degrees out.

    ~Dan
     
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    Dan, we can always conduct the class at my house for a few select people if you want to put one one....
     
  17. turbo_turtle
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    Great! Thank you for the offer! We'll have to see who's car is a good candidate for the next class. ;)

    ~Dan
     
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    just missed it on mine lol. then u could of demonstrated on what happens when u cross thread the top hat nut. Stupid previous owner hope that dosent ruin my core
     

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