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"Hand priming" or actuation is effectively worthless as a gauge on the performance of a Shock/Strut Assy. Only when severely damaged or out of service will the activity show any truly noticeable difference. And by priming the shock, you're effectively wasting your time. It will do so on its own. The reason why this "works" is occasionally air or gas may slip ...


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Hand Priming Shocks of Various Dampeners/Struts is Urban Legend This myth has been perpetuated over time and has gained legs and therefore credibility. Yes, it's true that the gas and oil separate on the shelf lying horizontally. It's also true that they separate on the shelf if stored vertically, piston rod up or down. But it doesn't matter. These ...


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Cool car! The shock absorbers for an 1982 Audi 4000 should fit an 1982 Audi 80 - the 4000 is pretty much an 80 with some slight body changes for the US market (I believe bumpers, trims and lights). However do take a look at the year closely, if I remember correctly there was an updated model in production between 1984 and 1986. The platform is still ...



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