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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Releasing gas and draining front gas-filled shock absorbers, conventional shock absorbers

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Clamp gas-filled shock absorber vertically in vice, with piston rod pointing downwards.
  WARNING
Safety goggles must be worn when drilling.
–  Drill a 3 mm hole -A- through outer tube of shock absorber.
  Note
Gas escapes upon penetration.
–  Continue drilling until the inner tube has been penetrated (approx. 25 mm deep).
–  Drill a 6 mm hole -B- through outer and inner tube of shock absorber.
–  Hold shock absorber over an oil drip tray. Move the piston rod back and forth over its full extension until no further oil escapes.
 

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