Re:Taking apart front end - seperating TCA ball joint from strut leg???
I use an M8 hex hd setsrew & a hex nut with 2 spanners as a jack. Cut setscrew to only 10mm long (in my case).
Unscrew ball joint nut until flush with top of thread, to protect thread. Place some 6mm steel plate under bottom of
strut, to protect strut tube. Costs nothing.