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Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 21:22:05 GMT
From: "Al" <alistairdorenospamo.com>
Subject: Re: Hatch/boot lid gas struts


"Paul Halliday" <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk> wrote in message news:C19E3118.675E%pjghnospamyonder.co.uk... > in article 45787b67$0$31233$da0feed9nospam.zen.co.uk, Charles C. at > c.k.christacopoulos.removeme.nospamee.ac.uk wrote on 07/12/2006 20:36: > >> Paul Halliday wrote: >>> in article vl_dh.75629$qd7.31701nospamnews.blueyonder.co.uk, Al at >>> alistairdorenospamo.com wrote on 07/12/2006 19:56: >>> >>>> "Charles C." <c.k.christacopoulos.removeme.nospamee.ac.uk> wrote in >>>> message >>>> news:4577f845$0$27102$db0fefd9nospam.zen.co.uk... >>>>> Hi, >>>>> >>>>> The car is 9000 CSE, year 1997. >>>>> >>>>> Winter is here and the gas struts holding up the hatch are showing >>>>> their >>>>> age. I got the usual broom handle in the car ;-) >>>>> >>>>> Anyone used after market ones as replacements, e.g. >>>>> http://www.partsforsaabs.com/advanced_search_result.php?search_in_descripti >>>>> on >>>>> =1&keywords=4306411&checkbutton=Go >>>>> >>>>> No idea of brand. I might want aftermarket ones if/when I get a price >>>>> from SAAB for an original part but any thoughts are appreciated. >>>>> >>>>> Many thanks >>>>> Charles >>>>> >>>>> -- >>>>> Please remove _removeme_ to reply. >>>> Charles I have PFS struts on my C900 Aero. They were getting tired and >>>> than >>>> I went and fitted a whale tail. Well I didn't, Aeromotive did. That >>>> was >>>> it, they refused to work at all, so I got the PFS ones about half the >>>> price >>>> of genuine Saab. >>>> >>>> The weight of the whale tail means they don't lift the hatch so much as >>>> hold >>>> it in position, but it no longer closes like Madame guillotine!! >>> >>> Me too ... I have a whaletail and I'm perfectly happy with the PFS >>> struts on >>> my C900. >>> >>> Paul >>> >>> 1989 900 Turbo S >>> http://saab.go.dyndns.org/ >>> >> >> Ah yes. I had two of those C900s and broom handles. If I remember >> correctly, on the early C900s the parcel shelf could hold the tail up. >> >> Thanks for the tips. I will try one more local motor factor tomorrow and >> then on-line :-D > > The parcel shelf kind of holds the boot up, but the combination of sagging > springs and a whaletail can often overpower the catch. > > Do you have a GSF nearby? I've had their struts before. They did hold the > boot up (with a whaletail), but it would not rise unaided. In a pinch, > they'd do ... Otherwise, yes, keep a broom handle with you :) > > For anyone wondering WTF Al & I are blithering on about ... > > PFS = Parts for SAABs > <http://www.partsforsaabs.com/> > > GSF = German, Swedish & French > <http://www.gsfcarparts.com/> > > Paul > > 1989 900 Turbo S > http://saab.go.dyndns.org/ > There's nowt like a good blither eh Paul ;-) Al

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