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Old 28th April 2016, 21:26
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Default 250swb gas bonnet struts

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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

2x GSV10-150
2x B3
2xE10

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?

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Old 4th May 2016, 20:39
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Just seen this, good link thanks for sharing.
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Old 4th May 2016, 21:45
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I got same problem. The gas springs don't quite hold the weight of the bonnet.
I thought about cutting a slot in a piece of pipe and then using to lock the strut.
Someone on this site has beaten me to it.

http://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/xj...t-lock-116621/

Better than carrying a broom handle in car. (ah ! could call it a "vrooom handle")

Dave aka lots of other names
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Old 4th May 2016, 22:29
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I think Richard at Newbodi sorts his by adjusting things.

Mine has Land Rover Discovery bonnet catch springs and a manual stay rod. It works well and looks fine.

Bob.
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