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    \r\n One of the spring/tube whatzits failed on my 142 trunk lid and Scandix seemed to have the best option for long term replacement.
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    \nThere is a nifty twist, it\'s not compressed!
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    \nSo I used my floor jack and one loop of my car\'s trailer hitch to compress it. Then several loops of mechanics wire to reduce its length by 1 1/2"
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    \nProbably not the safest way to have done this but I figured I wasn\'t likely to get mortally injured ;D
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    Wow. That\'s a surprising development. I was planning on buying one of these myself -' + '- good to know this ahead of time. Thanks for sharing. Glad you didn\'t kill yourself in the process.
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      Shaking hands with danger!

      One of the spring/tube whatzits failed on my 142 trunk lid and Scandix seemed to have the best option for long term replacement.

      You can get the gas spring and then add a separately sold clevis on one end.

      There is a nifty twist, it's not compressed!

      So I used my floor jack and one loop of my car's trailer hitch to compress it. Then several loops of mechanics wire to reduce its length by 1 1/2"

      livingdangerously.jpg

      Probably not the safest way to have done this but I figured I wasn't likely to get mortally injured ;D

      Anyway, it works wonderfully and I think I'll replace the other side when the budget allows.
      Last edited by mathue; 03-24-2019 at 03:32 PM. Reason: Image did not display

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