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I have to delve into the front end of an 850T to do some freshening up (spring seats etc etc), and am already aware that the torx top of the passenger side Bilstein strut is pretty well rounded out. Has anyone here dealt with this? I haven't messed with it yet, but my first inclination is to either hammer the next largest size bit in, or to grind a slot in the top for a flathead to fit?? I was also thinking one could even hammer an Allen bit in, cut it off at about 1", and just leave it there....I'm trying not to act too hastily.

Potential solutions and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
 

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Impact gun usually works great on the first 21mm or 22mm lock nut, usually takes it off with great ease. The cross shaped nut on the spring seat may be a bit of a chore. You could try to double up two nuts, or even get a vice grip on the piston shaft. Better yet, if you have the special cross shaped socket, that on an impact, would work great. IIRC, I may have even been able to use an allen like you had mentioned.

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Ok great, I have air tools too; I should be good. Thanks for the advice.
 
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