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gas struts

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by petersbilt, Aug 15, 2019 at 1:28 PM.

  1. petersbilt

    petersbilt New Member

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    HI T3 owners . what does one do with original vw struts on back of tail gate can they be regased or replaced. thanks petersbilt.
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I just bought new ones from JK.

    Believe that they can be regassed butvwas too easy to swap over.

    Bloody good product from JK.
    In fact a bit too good.
    Now you can almost do chin ups on the end of the tail gate when it’s open
     
  3. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I found the regassing cost to the old ones, was about the same cost as new ones.......... so I also went for new ones.
     
  4. grumble

    grumble Well-Known Member

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    Like Grant I found regassing unreliable the reason the gas got out in the 1st place is that the seal is worn and regassing lasted a short period and the bloke who did them wouldn't do it again without charging... so ....... The worst part of this is I was doing for customers which left me looking silly and I don't like that. Tooley Imports sell them at a reasonable price.
     
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  5. Dapom

    Dapom Well-Known Member

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    I got a set off eBay a couple of years ago. They are,as Barry said, a bit too good....I smacked myself in the face with the tail gate the first time I opened it lol they were $35 delivered :)
     
  6. gazman

    gazman Well-Known Member

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    They are so cheap now its not worth regassing old ones - and another trade skill disappears...
     
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