GQ Bonnet Gas Struts

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Re: GQ Bonnet Gas Struts

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Ek sien 'n braai wat moet kom??? Né

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Re: GQ Bonnet Gas Struts

Post by ChristoSlang »

TijmenvdS wrote:
Michael wrote:Net een tip, jou shocks is inderste bo. Daai seel waar die shaft uit kom moet in die olie wees anders gaan hulle nie lank hou nie
Nice write-up (wif picktjurs) available here.

Two things I learnt:
1. The "rod down" position ensures that the oil dampens the movement when the strut nears the end of its extension. If mounted the other way around, the struts will not benefit from this damping and may be damaged as a result.
2. Struts should preferably be mounted no more than 60 degrees off vertical to ensure that the oil remains in contact with the seal. Because our bonnets are very near to horisontal, it's important to take your Patrol out for a vigorous 4x4 session to thoroughly lubricate the seal as often as you possibly can :thumbup:
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