Hey everyone, I'm trying to put a new pair of struts on my 91 sambar van and my mechanic says they won't go in the hole even with the pinch bolt out. I measured the OEMs and they are 48 mil, the new ones are 51 mil, so there is a difference. I bought them from Todd at Right Drive Parts and he swears they will fit, but my mechanic is nervous about prying it open any more than he already tried? Can anyone tell me who is right here. I feel like he should just pry it open and jam that sucker in, but I wanted to make sure before I give the green light to really crank on it. Anyone have experience here?