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    Iv got a 1999 bmw E36 coupe which iv had for about a year and a half now.

    Its got them hatches on the bonnet where you open the bonnet and let go then it stays there, not sure if there gas or something.

    Well i went to fill my screenwash up earlier and for some reason it wasnt staying up, all the bonnet kept doing was slowly falling back down. It wasnt falling as quick as it would do if there was nothing there but it was still not staying up.

    Has anyone else had this problem? Im hoping its a quick simple easy fix

    Please help

     
     

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    Do you mean the gas struts ?

    The cold can affect them, meaning they are less effective. Easy to replace.
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    yeah there the kiddies

    Ah so because it was cold does that mean tomorrow they will be ok if its warmer? or do they need replacing?
     
     

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    Try applying a bit of 'up' pressure initially (hold the bonnet right open) then slowly remove your hand.
    Sometimes this will cause the gas struts to stabilise and hold the bonnet up.
     
     

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    If it doesn't work they cost penny's from the local breakers. And you can test them there and then with the bonnet they are attached. And a quick job to swap
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    Quote Originally Posted by niall_farley View Post
    If it doesn't work they cost penny's from the local breakers. And you can test them there and then with the bonnet they are attached. And a quick job to swap
    Yeah thats a good idea mate, I will try holding the bonnet open then slowly letting go see if that works. Also are the boot and bonnet struts the same size? just incase they dont have any bonnet ones?
     
     

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