citroen xm strut mount

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viktorehh
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citroen xm strut mount

Post by viktorehh » Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:32 pm

Hello guys i need some help... i want to renovate my strut mount on my XM.
I got stuck.. i can't take off the strut mount top side...
is there any idea how can i take down? cheers... i tried with press machine...
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Re: citroen xm strut mount

Post by citroenxm » Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:39 pm

I don't think ANY ONE of us have ever take a top down that far. We tend to send them off to elastomer.eu for them to do the work..
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Re: citroen xm strut mount

Post by White Exec » Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:28 pm

Hello, and welcome.
You cannot strip these down any further. The top portion is machine inserted around the domed base plate, which is peened in (in 10 places on the late-type tops).
Just send the complete unit to Elastomer for renovation.
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Re: citroen xm strut mount

Post by Dieselman » Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:27 am

I think Viktor wants to perform his own rubber renewal so is attempting to remove the cast top to gain access.

As said, one can't separate the cast part from the tube, if you could, it would come apart in service.

To gain access cut off the thin metal guard, perform the rubber renewal, then refit the guard.

If you intend to use polyurethane just send it to elastomer.eu, if you intend to use rubber, keep us informed...

See link for information on strut top construction.

http://www.club-xm.co.uk/forum/viewtopi ... =13&t=8105
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Re: citroen xm strut mount

Post by Dieselman » Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:33 am

On the point of renewing the elastic compound in strut tops, has anyone actually fitted and used ones from elastomer.eu, remade with polyurethane?

Is there any difference in ride quality, handling, noise transfer?

I ask as rubber and polyurethane have very different NVH characteristics, which is why manufacturers use rubber, even though it degrades faster than polyurethane.
92 2.1SED M.RP5740 ECZ Sable Phenicien
92 3.0 V6-24.Rp 5713 EXY Black
92 2.1SD M.RP 5685 ENT Blue Sideral
Prev
90 2.1SD M.RP 5049 EJV Mandarin
92 2.1SD A.RP 5698 EJV Mandarin
94 2.1SD A.RP 6218 ERT Triton Green
91 2.0SI M.RP 5187 EWT White

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