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Thread: B7 RS4 Avant boot gas strut issue

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    Default B7 RS4 Avant boot gas strut issue

    Hi All

    In a bit of a pickle with my right hand side gas strut mount. Over time it was getting looser and looser until recently I attempted a fix using a Plusnut which did not work as the force of the strut has again ripped it away.

    So now, I am wondering if I can put a plate behind the hole to strengthen it and use a standard washer and nut on the back. Question is, in the pic below, can I drill an access hole somewhere in the red circle in order to access the strut mount?

    Current: 2006 B7 RS4 Avant in Imola

    Previous: 2004 A4 1.8 Turbo Quattro

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    Personally I'd try another option. I'll look at putting pen to paper later today and PM you some suggestions.
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    If you can somehow get into the cavity, I'd do a large-ish square plate, as big as the red circle, 3mm+ thick, pop riveted in at the corners. Then the ball joint through the plate, into welded in nut. 4 rivets distribute the point load.

    2004 A6 C5 Sedan 3.0 V6 Quattro
    1999 A4 B5 Avant 2.4 V6 (Unreg)

    1990 100 Sedan 2.3
    1991 90 Sedan 2.3
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