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Old 8th March 2022, 11:29   #1
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Default Bonnet Struts

I've been working under the bonnet for seventeen years, but a new problem has just emerged. The unending gale force winds, which have persisted for months here in Whitby, mean that the open bonnet becomes a sail, and slams down with considerable force when least expected. It has just hit my head, and I am not amused! Are the hydraulic struts available, or is there some alternative means of holding the bonnet securely open?
Every other car I have owned has had a movable strut to hold the bonnet, which tucks into the slam panel when not in use.
Any suggestions?
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Old 8th March 2022, 11:41   #2
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Just Google rover75 bonnet struts loads available
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Old 8th March 2022, 13:06   #3
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I've been working under the bonnet for seventeen years, but a new problem has just emerged. The unending gale force winds, which have persisted for months here in Whitby, mean that the open bonnet becomes a sail, and slams down with considerable force when least expected. It has just hit my head, and I am not amused! Are the hydraulic struts available, or is there some alternative means of holding the bonnet securely open?
Every other car I have owned has had a movable strut to hold the bonnet, which tucks into the slam panel when not in use.
Any suggestions?



Quite a few members have these fitted. I have their boot struts and I am well impressed.

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I've been working under the bonnet for seventeen years, but a new problem has just emerged. The unending gale force winds, which have persisted for months here in Whitby, mean that the open bonnet becomes a sail, and slams down with considerable force when least expected. It has just hit my head, and I am not amused! Are the hydraulic struts available, or is there some alternative means of holding the bonnet securely open?
Every other car I have owned has had a movable strut to hold the bonnet, which tucks into the slam panel when not in use.
Any suggestions?
Short (possibly long) term solution, just wedge it in...
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Old 8th March 2022, 15:56   #5
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SGS engineering definitely. Simple to fit and make the bonnet so much more stable. I got fed up of having the bonnet pin removed from the back of my head and the broom handle was always in the way of where I needed to get. Also got the boot ones changed while I was at it.
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Old 8th March 2022, 17:28   #6
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Another one for SGS. I have them back and front. Excellent quality.
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Old 8th March 2022, 19:26   #7
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Another one for SGS. I have them back and front. Excellent quality.
Ditto. .

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Old 8th March 2022, 19:30   #8
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I fitted SGS bonnet struts a few months ago and again, a "thumbs-up" from me.

From memory they were about £38 for the pair with the shipping, and it took literally two minutes to fit both, including removing the old struts.

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Thanks, I'll give them a try.
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Old 9th March 2022, 07:54   #10
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I've been working under the bonnet for seventeen years, but a new problem has just emerged. The unending gale force winds, which have persisted for months here in Whitby, mean that the open bonnet becomes a sail, and slams down with considerable force when least expected. It has just hit my head, and I am not amused! Are the hydraulic struts available, or is there some alternative means of holding the bonnet securely open?
Every other car I have owned has had a movable strut to hold the bonnet, which tucks into the slam panel when not in use.
Any suggestions?
I hope your head hasn't formed a power hump in the bonnet
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