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    Hood struts - danger with lost tension

    My Hood will fall shut from fully open position and I need to change the "Lift Cylinders on both sides. Please check yours for strength! Mine started basically without forewarning just recently and I have order the replacements, but this could be very dangerous for you or someone working in the engine compartment. See the video below. I have had my trunk ones replaced twice now as well.

    If you need to order you can do it here ($59.41 each)

    Skip Hammerman

    2002 BMW Z8 - Meisterschaft GT, PP installed, CDV delete. 110,000+ Mile Club
    2013 BMW X3
    2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

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    Now fixed!
    Skip Hammerman

    2002 BMW Z8 - Meisterschaft GT, PP installed, CDV delete. 110,000+ Mile Club
    2013 BMW X3
    2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S

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    I just replaced mine. Ordered them from dealer and installed them myself. Took about 5 minutes.

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    New hood struts are ordered, but do they just pop off at each end or is there any special way, or preferred tool, to remove the old and attach the new?
    1957 BMW 507 Papyrus/Blue
    2001 BMW Z8 Red/Crema

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