Well an overnight bath of penetrating fluid had no real effect and after much hammering and twisting there was no movement at all
In desperation I removed the sphere which released a small amount of LHM+ fluid but nothing to suggest there was any pressure left in the system BUT shortly after I thought I saw the nut drop down to the unit, it had released itself with hardly any effort from a solid grip like some sort of gravity Ninja
So somewhere / somehow / something was affected which altered the struts attitude ... vacumn
No corrosion on strut
Cheers for the gaiter CitroJim
Just got the original fault to replace now and buy some more LHM+ and we should be back on the road .....
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