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horrible knock from stanza struts
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hi guys, been a long while since posting or owning a Datsun but here I am.
I recently acquired a 1200 ute and it has a absolutely horrible knock from both front struts when you go over anything with any remote speed, I believe it has stanza struts with adjustable tops fitted.
I have read you can change the oil to 20w50 engine oil but cant find any directions on how to do this, ive never played around with old struts

cheers

Posted on: 2021/11/3 9:35
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My first thought is the terrible knock I had on my 1200. It turned out to be the Idler Arm bushing


If the strut nut is loose, the strut insert can rattle up & down in the tube making terrible noises. Tightening it is a very low cost fix


I don't believe changing the strut oil will make a knock go away. If a strut is bad it's like a bad shock and the body will bang against the suspension when going over bumps, even at low speed. That's not caused by the type of oil, but by worn valving. You can fit thinner or thicker oil to fine tune the damping but it won't fix worn/swollen rubber valving parts

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Re: horrible knock from stanza struts
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Thanks for the reply mate, Iím yet to go through the steering and bushes to have a good look, just thought id get some ideas floating around while Iím lining up jobs.
Iím currently in the middle of building a new wiring harness to replace the extreme fire hazard that was under the dash

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Strut nut

Posted on: 2021/11/13 0:29
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Yeah an easy fix

usually done with the spring off ... but maybe can be done with big channellocks through the coils. Loosen the front wheel, Jack up the front, remove the wheel/tyre, and see if it is loose

The nut is about 45mm size

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Posted on: 2021/11/13 6:11
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Thanks for the info guys, Iíve just put in my new dash harness now onto the engine bay before the strut inspection.

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