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I'm replacing my strut cartridges on my 280z with KYBs. It's recommended to add some oil in the strut housing after inserting the new cartridge. The trouble is that there doesn't seem to be any seal up top. Just the large gland nut. Is that a problem?

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I added too much oil when I installed my cartridges recently and as the strut tips this way and that, and the oil warms and moves it tends to leak out a bit, puddling in the lower spring seat, then eventually leaking through the drain hole and down the side of the strut tube, making a mess. I'd follow John Coffey's advice, or only add a very small amount (like 1 ounce). You're correct that the gland nut doesn't seal.

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