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    What is that 22mm socket called for the top nut of the shock that holds top mount

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    Is it not mentioned in the HOW2?

    Swan neck spanner?

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    Oh that's what it's called a swan neck spanner I didn't have a clue what the thing was called and I have never seen one I just know about it lol

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    If you cant get a swan neck spanner to fit use a spark plug socket as i did...its got flats on it !!

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    I have a spark plug socket but I need a special one so I can get an Allen key in the centre of the nut so need to insert Allen key still while tightening

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    Paul has B6 struts the spark plug spanner won't work as its 21mm suggest you nip to your motor factors the other tool that works a treat are Vortex sockets.

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    Its not an Allen key Paul its an T50 torx.

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    Vortex that's the ****** I couldn't remember what Ian highlander had said cheers Paul

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    You can pin the bolt with a screw driver then use an Allen key, this is what I did last time, takes longer like...

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    Cool I'm going to buy the proper tool though as I believe my top mount is loose that's why I'm getting a metal squeak

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