250swb gas bonnet struts
Spoke to SGS and ordered a pair of uprated bonnet gas struts. The bonnet now stays up with the small bonnet in place and the front grill assembly balanced on top. I think it could do with a little pressure released later but I won't do that until everything is bolted on.
The standard BMW gas struts are 750 Newtons, the new ones are 1200 Newtons but have an allen key bleed grab screw so you can lower the pressure if needs be, the most important bit is that the bonnet now stays open on it's own, no need for old walking sticks or broom handles.
SGS 01332 576850
If you quote invoice 281326 you will get the right parts which are
The struts take less than 10 minutes to fit and cost £57.84 including next day delivery
One addition benefit of the uprated struts is that now the bonnet releases on the original bonnet pins and springs so you don't need to buy the Land Rover version.
Anyone want to buy a nice pair of Land Rover springs?
Last edited by Jaguartvr; 20th May 2016 at 13:12..