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      10-30-2013, 07:23 PM   #215
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Yep, that number 5 is tricky, and most people find it easier to just remove the strut brace. Screwdriver works well for removing the coil packs, but I found that I had no trouble just using my index finger while wiggling it gently as I lifted out.

Some use anti-seize, but mostly not, and it is often recommended not to use it anyway. Plus the specified torque of about 28 N.m is for dry and not wet tightening. But usually tightening 90 degrees beyond finger tight is the recommended torque and I found corresponds to 28 N.m...
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