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    Trim : GSi

    Engine : Z32SE

    Year : 53

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    Default weichers strut brace....wont fit!

    well after ordering my weichers strut brace 6weeks ago and it needing to be made to order it arrived today.....only to not flaming fit!

    the brackets fit the turrets fine, its all the right shape but when tightening it down the bar foulds the brake fluid resevoir as its too tall. any vec i seen fitted with this strut brace has a different style fluid resevoir and does not suffer from this problem

    i cant leave it as it is due to when full tightened their is serious risk of stress fracture as its only plastic, so kind of stumped.

    only solution i can think at the moment is make a 5mm (ish)base plate for the brace bracket to sit on which will lift it just enough to clear the fluid resevoi....any more ideas?

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    Mine only just clears it, I have to take if off to check the break fluid
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    i am aware that regardless its close but i theres just no chance at all its fitted unless a modify something

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    This was commont to have to be done when I owned a Phase 2 Mk1 S40 where Volvo used to supply a bracket with the brace to move it up/down a few mm - it's only a bracket for the bolts that hold the reservoir and there were never any issues with those

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    Just make sure if you raise the brace that you can still close your bonnet afterwards without distorting or bending it as the tollerences are next to zero...

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    Jaspa, where did you order it from?

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    This is a well known issue with right hand drive Vectras and the Weichers strut brace. The solution is to buy slightly longer bolts and thick washers - this raises it just enough to clear the brake fluid reservoir. HTH

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