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Old 13th February 2006, 19:41   #1
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just noticed the rubber on the strut in front (near the wheel) has parted (nissan altima 92 Rear wheel drive) and spoke to mech who said timely replace asap will save any potential damage. As time is of essence i wanted to ask u guys how fast can this be done as my mech says he needs the vehicle to be kept for a day. alternate mechs labour costs are way too high. pls advise.
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Old 13th February 2006, 23:35   #2
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If u referring to the rubber boot on the strut...it does no major function other than keeping out dust,stones..etc...keeping the main shaft clean. It would be better if u change it.
If u are referring to the rubber bump stop on the main shaft...it should be replaced immediately. Otherwise will result in permanent damage to the strut.

It roughly takes abt 6 hrs(authorsied workshop) to do a complete strut service, for indian cars. Guess it should take the same time for ur car as well.
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A day is quite okay for the job.
If u ask him to hurry up, he'll do it in a hurry-burry and won't do a clean job.
Give him the time he's asked.
I don't think a day with the mech won't hurt a car enthusiast's time
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thanks for the reply.
will give it for a day
i dont know what u exactly call that rubber part, but it is spring shaped something like a (front shockabsorber cover used on the Hero Honda CD100SS or the ones used on Dirt Bikes) I hope u got me right. an easier explanation would be the rubber seen on the shaft at the rear on the 3 seater auto rickshaw. i hope I am not confusing youll.
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Old 14th February 2006, 19:28   #5
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I think you are referring to the rubber boot....its not something that needs immediate attention... but it would be better if u replace it.
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OT: You have an Altima RB-20 DET??!!
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V1P3R: I dint understand what u meant. can u specify.
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v1p3r's shocked that u have a skyline's engine
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v1p3r's shocked that u have a skyline's engine
i was also not aware what the potential of a RB engine was and surfing on the net for parts I happened to see a similar engine in the skylines of 86 88 models and then looking at my registration card i saw the engine no. Its no wonder then that the previous owner had fixed strut braces for improving the handling. the engine is worth every cent. i wish i could import such an engine and put it in a Contessa. thats one of my oldy favorites and it has RWD.
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