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Thread: Hood struts - danger with lost tension

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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. 100,000 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. 100,000 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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