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  1. Re: B6 2.0TDi1 140 Rear Shock Recommendation? 
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    My bad, the nut I was thinking of is on the wishbone.

    Remember too that I had to get the 21mm spanner at the time as I didn't have one.
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    Well, I can confirm that MONROE G1057 are perfect for my 140 SE model - the difference in ride from the knackered old shocks is quite pronounced, kind of firmer but less harsh and chattery.

    Nearside shock had a small leak and had virtually no compression damping, and both shocks had no gas left so wouldn't extend back out on their own. Interestingly you would not easily have known they were faulty until removing as the usual "push down on the car and see what happens" suggested all was well as the rebound damping was still working, so no bounce.

    The infamous 21mm headed bolts came off no problem - stuck my big ol' 32mm spanner on the end (see pic) and a confident shove soon shifted them.

    Putting back on was not so easy! A small tip - with the shock off screw in the bolt and memorise the angle and the position of the head relative to the spring - as Crasher said it does go in "at an angle". Having done one, the next I compressed the shock and used the few seconds before it extended out to wriggle the bottom bolt into position. Perhaps better to strap it up compressed so you can move the shock around at your leisure to get the bolt lined up correctly.

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