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Old 01-06-2010, 02:19 PM   #1
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Exclamation HELP!! leaking tein strut

so i went in for my alignmet check and they showed me that my driver front tein bacis coilover is leaking oil. i thought that they might have been mis guided for whatever reason but they wernt. so now i need to fix this some how....buy a new damper? rebuild the damper?? who can rebuild in DFW??? o yea did i mention i have to get this done by friday?!?!? HELP!!!!!

info from the damper lable:
Tein Damper Basic
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impreza 02+ 04STI
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:21 PM   #2
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so your strut is leaking oil? what's the big deal?

are you Adam James or something?

(j/k)
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:26 PM   #3
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Send back to Tein for rebuild.
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:30 PM   #4
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Send back to Tein for rebuild.
Good luck with that....
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:42 PM   #5
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^^^ +1 my friend sent his back to tein and some how tein lost it lol so screw that.
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:43 PM   #6
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Good luck with that....
yea i called em and they said it would take like a month!! wtf??!! a month?? really it should b free in that case.
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:51 PM   #7
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update:

ANYONE KNOW SOMEONE IN DFW THAT CAN REBUILD MY DAMPER?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

SO these are pretty much my options....

1. my shop/tuner wasts $500 for swap all 4 corners with the old suspension.
2. overnight a new strut from tein in CA ($400) and have it installed ($300). id do it myself but its cold outside ppl....
3. screw it and drive 500miles back to school (jackson, MS) and figure something between now and May.
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Old 01-06-2010, 05:44 PM   #8
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I'm sorry but to remain hella jdm fresh you must ship them to Tein.
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:18 PM   #9
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The answer is pretty easy

1: don't overnight strut, ship regular cheap method
1b: drive on blown damper for the time being, no big deal
2: wait for a warm afternoon
3: install in like 8.5 min

Keep in mind you dont need the whole strut, you should be able to buy the damper for a couple hundred somewhere....
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:38 PM   #10
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The answer is pretty easy

1: don't overnight strut, ship regular cheap method
1b: drive on blown damper for the time being, no big deal
2: wait for a warm afternoon
3: install in like 8.5 min

Keep in mind you dont need the whole strut, you should be able to buy the damper for a couple hundred somewhere....

exactly what im doing. ill have to wait till may when i get back from school to fix everything but i dont drive that much at school anyways. and ur right all i need is a damper but tein still want $440 for a new damper only...wtf. o well.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:09 PM   #11
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Your doing better than me since HKS has had mine for over three months!
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:22 PM   #12
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If you havent had them for too long I would at least contact Tein
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:25 AM   #13
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So you're not supposed to ride around on blown struts for months?

...I guess I didn't it wrong
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:10 PM   #14
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If you havent had them for too long I would at least contact Tein

yea i called them its only year warrenty from the date of purchase not even the install date. HKS is F'n up! im afarid tein will do the same thing although they garenteed 3-4 weeks repair not indluding shippin.
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:58 PM   #15
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can you get parts to rebuild them?
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:32 PM   #16
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There is a huge difference between a leaking strut and a blown strut. Most struts will leak slightly in various places, no matter how old/new they are. I no longer use Koni struts because they leaked severely in the 6 cars I used them on. BUT according to Koni the leak did not affect operation of the strut, and unless you are a chassis dynamics engineer or a great driver, you may not be able to really "tell" that a strut is blown. The only way to know is to remove it and put it on a shock dyno....costs $25-$50 each. Most major cities have a race shop that can perform this duty, you just need to search around.

Tein does their rebuilds in California (a friend of mine works there), they used to do it in Japan only. Unless the strut is clunking severely (after you have removed it from the car AND retightened all of the hardware), is dumping oil out of the shaft seal or a cannister puncture, or the rebound adjuster does not have any apparent change in performance (but you may not be able to see that unless it's on a shock dyno), then don't worry about a little leak. You do want a little bit of oil on the shaft for normal operation, you just don't want it dumping out the shaft seal or cap crimps.



PS-- I know what I'm talking about. hahaha
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:28 PM   #17
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^^this.
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Old 02-10-2021, 01:34 AM   #18
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There is a huge difference between a leaking strut and a blown strut. Most struts will leak slightly in various places, no matter how old/new they are. I no longer use Koni struts because they leaked severely in the 6 cars I used them on. BUT according to Koni the leak did not affect operation of the strut, and unless you are a chassis dynamics engineer or a great driver, you may not be able to really "tell" that a strut is blown. The only way to know is to remove it and put it on a shock dyno....costs $25-$50 each. Most major cities have a race shop that can perform this duty, you just need to search around.

Tein does their rebuilds in California (a friend of mine works there), they used to do it in Japan only. Unless the strut is clunking severely (after you have removed it from the car AND retightened all of the hardware), is dumping oil out of the shaft seal or a cannister puncture, or the rebound adjuster does not have any apparent change in performance (but you may not be able to see that unless it's on a shock dyno), then don't worry about a little leak. You do want a little bit of oil on the shaft for normal operation, you just don't want it dumping out the shaft seal or cap crimps.



PS-- I know what I'm talking about. hahaha



good information. what is the approximate cost of rebuilding a damper if I send it in?
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Old 02-10-2021, 08:59 PM   #19
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U know u bumped a 11yr old thread right?

No matter I will play

https://www.tein.com/service/price_list.html
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Old 02-11-2021, 10:48 AM   #20
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U know u bumped a 11yr old thread right?

No matter I will play

https://www.tein.com/service/price_list.html
at least he searched, eh?
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Old 02-17-2021, 03:58 PM   #21
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U know u bumped a 11yr old thread right?

No matter I will play

https://www.tein.com/service/price_list.html
thanks dude!

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at least he searched, eh?
haha , yes, I searched!
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