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Bonnet struts
« on: 11 March 2018, 13:36:12 »

The gas[or whatever they are]that hold the bonnet open worth buying good used?The ones on mine won't hold the bonnet when it's cold[they seem fine at the present when the weather's warm.Are they the same for F/L as for earlier cars or did they change?
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Re: Bonnet struts
« Reply #1 on: 11 March 2018, 13:37:20 »

Probably the same, although facelift bonnets are heavier, so best to go like for like :-\
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Re: Bonnet struts
« Reply #2 on: 11 March 2018, 14:02:28 »

New ones are cheap enough to make used pointless.
FL are supposed to be stronger for the heavier bonnet, so if you're worried about such things, just buy them.
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Re: Bonnet struts
« Reply #3 on: 11 March 2018, 14:10:09 »

Mine creak as I open the bonnet. Do they need lubricating or replacing?

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Re: Bonnet struts
« Reply #4 on: 11 March 2018, 14:22:06 »

Mine creak as I open the bonnet. Do they need lubricating or replacing?

Ron.


Its not the struts Ron, it you thats creaking  :P ;D
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Re: Bonnet struts
« Reply #5 on: 11 March 2018, 14:25:21 »

I just knew that somebody would make that comment - thanks for not disappointing, TG!  ;D

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Re: Bonnet struts
« Reply #6 on: 11 March 2018, 14:31:51 »

Mine creak as I open the bonnet. Do they need lubricating or replacing?

Ron.
Lubricate the pivot points, and take cod liver oil before bed :y
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Re: Bonnet struts
« Reply #7 on: 11 March 2018, 14:34:45 »

The cod liver oil will make a mess of the sheets!  :(

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Re: Bonnet struts
« Reply #8 on: 11 March 2018, 14:41:36 »

I just knew that somebody would make that comment - thanks for not disappointing, TG!  ;D

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Pleasure  :-* ;D
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Re: Bonnet struts
« Reply #9 on: 11 March 2018, 14:42:04 »

The cod liver oil will make a mess of the sheets!  :(

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Nah, that's Stemo  ;D ;D
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Re: Bonnet struts
« Reply #10 on: 11 March 2018, 14:46:13 »

Are you saying that STEMO is a big sh1t?

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Re: Bonnet struts
« Reply #11 on: 11 March 2018, 14:46:27 »

The cod liver oil will make a mess of the sheets!  :(

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Only if you spill it ::)
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Re: Bonnet struts
« Reply #12 on: 11 March 2018, 14:53:45 »

The cod liver oil will make a mess of the sheets! :(

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That,s the baby oil Ron lad, ;D  The cod liver oil is in a capsule. ;)
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Re: Bonnet struts
« Reply #13 on: 11 March 2018, 15:07:00 »

Are you saying that STEMO is a big sh1t?

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Re: Bonnet struts
« Reply #14 on: 11 March 2018, 15:07:45 »

The cod liver oil will make a mess of the sheets! :(

Ron.
That,s the baby oil Ron lad, ;D  The cod liver oil is in a capsule. ;)




Bugger, that's were I keep going wrong   ;D
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Re: Bonnet struts
« Reply #15 on: 11 March 2018, 20:04:40 »

New ones are cheap enough to make used pointless.
I'm with Nick W on this.  I think I paid 20 a pair for new ones, delivered.
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Re: Bonnet struts
« Reply #16 on: 11 March 2018, 20:40:07 »

Also same, I bought new front and rear struts as both sets were very fatigued.

Much better now.  :)
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