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boot piston thingies

Postby kylehimself » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:05 am

right guys, this isn't actually a megane issue (would you believe) but i thot id ask here for a bit of advice.

my dads toyota avensis boot just dropped last night and creamed right of his noggin. nasty cut, ouch!

we just wanna know what you would call the things that hold the boot door up?? i can only describe them as lookin' like pistons or wee hydraulic cylinders. need to know what they are called so we can check for parts online so he can fit them himself as hursts toyota just like hurst renault can be pricey

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Postby Say..."Renno" » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:15 pm

Theyre gonna have loads of these in your local scrappies Kyle......
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Postby kylehimself » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:38 pm

then we shall get on down! dunno why i didn't think of that in the first place...

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Postby Jonault » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:30 pm

I think they're called gas struts.
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Postby cyclonebri1 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:07 am

Jonault wrote:I think they're called gas struts.


Bang on just make sure you fit them the "right" way up, :cool:

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Re: boot piston thingies

Postby Ozzy82 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:18 pm

i need one of these for my meg. opened the boot abit too much eager and then started hearing some hissing... noticed it was coming from one of the gas struts. anyone know how much they cost and where i can get one from??
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Re: boot piston thingies

Postby sav0 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:22 pm

look on ebay they are no more than £10

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Re: boot piston thingies

Postby R55VYS » Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:30 am

mine went last night, resulted with me getting a nasty bump on the head out side morrisons, tw*t

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Re: boot piston thingies

Postby A13XDT » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:10 pm

Not hijacking the thread, but if your going to replace them you could "bling" them up a bit.
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Re: boot piston thingies

Postby 123rd » Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:24 pm

hi..anyone know how easy - or hard the gas struts are to replace?Thanks

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Re: boot piston thingies

Postby Bumpy macaroon » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:24 pm

real easy, look at each end of the strut there is a small metal rounded clip, ease it up with a screwdriver the strut will then pull off (its basically a ball knuckle joint), just make sure that the boot lid is supported before you start on the first, one strut is not man enough to hold the boot up

edit PS i used a nice length of wood cut to size to hold the boot up whilst doing the job on an old cavalier, help from a mate also welcome just in case it goes pear shaped
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Re: boot piston thingies

Postby Paddy » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:24 pm

As a matter of interest, when you press the electric button to open the boot does it open with out you having to 'pull it up'? (gas struts have enough force to push the door up)

The reason i ask is when i press the button to open the boot i have to 'pull it up' The gas struts have no 'power' at all, they do hold it open but thats it.

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