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Buy Boot struts STABILUS 017468 Length: 492mm, Stroke: 184mm
Gas Spring, boot- / cargo area
Article number: 017468
£ 8,95
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  • Eject Force [N]: 515
  • Length [mm]: 492
  • Product line: // LIFT-O-MAT®
  • Stroke [mm]: 184
  • STABILUSGas Spring, boot- / cargo area
  • Item number017468
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price£ 12,26
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  • Condition  New
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Buy Boot gas struts METZGER 2110134 Length: 560mm, Stroke: 210mm
Gas Spring, boot- / cargo area
Article number: 2110134
£ 18,13
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  • Eject Force [N]: 730
  • Length [mm]: 560
  • Housing Diameter [mm]: 19
  • Piston Rod Diameter [mm]: 8
  • Stroke [mm]: 210
  • METZGERGas Spring, boot- / cargo area
  • Item number2110134
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price£ 24,83
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  • Condition  New
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Buy Tailgate gas struts STABILUS 082511
Gas Spring
Article number: 082511
£ 10,23
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  • Eject Force [N]: 200
  • Length [mm]: 265,5
  • Stroke [mm]: 100
  • Product line: // LIFT-O-MAT®
  • STABILUSGas Spring
  • Item number082511
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price£ 14,02
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  • Condition  New
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Buy Gas struts MONROE ML5416 Length: 481,5mm, Stroke: 199mm
Gas Spring, boot- / cargo area
Article number: ML5416
£ 11,49
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  • Eject Force [N]: 530
  • Length [mm]: 481,5
  • Stanchion Tube Diameter [mm]: 8
  • Stroke [mm]: 199
  • Weight [kg]: 0,302
  • Cylinder Bore [mm]: 18,5
  • Packaging length [cm]: 57,5
  • Packaging width [cm]: 3
  • Packaging height [cm]: 3
  • MONROEGas Spring, boot- / cargo area
  • Item numberML5416
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price£ 15,74
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Buy Gas spring boot STABILUS 355416 Length: 582mm, Stroke: 175,5mm
Gas Spring, boot- / cargo area
Article number: 355416
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  • Eject Force [N]: 680
  • Length [mm]: 582
  • Product line: // LIFT-O-MAT®
  • Stroke [mm]: 175,5
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  • Item number355416
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price£ 35,61
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Buy Tailgate struts STABILUS 845844 Length: 491,5mm, Stroke: 173mm
Gas Spring, boot- / cargo area
Article number: 845844
£ 31,24
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  • Eject Force [N]: 430
  • Length [mm]: 491,5
  • Product line: // LIFT-O-MAT®
  • Stroke [mm]: 173
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  • Item number845844
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price£ 42,80
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Buy Boot struts STABILUS 8467UA Length: 333mm, Stroke: 117mm
Gas Spring, boot- / cargo area
Article number: 8467UA
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  • Eject Force [N]: 650
  • Length [mm]: 333
  • Product line: // LIFT-O-MAT®
  • Stroke [mm]: 117
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  • Item number8467UA
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price£ 20,25
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Buy Boot gas struts MONROE ML5821 Length: 500mm, Stroke: 203mm
Gas Spring, boot- / cargo area
Article number: ML5821
£ 13,33
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  • Eject Force [N]: 245
  • Length [mm]: 500
  • Stanchion Tube Diameter [mm]: 8
  • Stroke [mm]: 203
  • Weight [kg]: 0,310
  • Cylinder Bore [mm]: 18,5
  • Packaging length [cm]: 57,5
  • Packaging width [cm]: 3
  • Packaging height [cm]: 3
  • MONROEGas Spring, boot- / cargo area
  • Item numberML5821
  • Manufacturer's suggested retail price£ 18,26
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  • Condition  New
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Eject Force [N]: Length [mm]: Fitting Position:
515 75 492 265,5 Left and right Vehicle Tailgate
1900 370 253 317 - -
730 350 560 525,5 - -

Learn more about Tailgate struts - operation method, diagnosis, causes of faults and replacement intervals.

Gas Spring is a hydro-pneumatic device in which gas performs the function of the elastic element. It is installed in modern cars in the luggage compartment or under the hood, with the aim of a comfortable opening and holding the lid.

Types of gas springs

By design:

  1. With single rod seal and the "rod down" direction of installation.
  2. With double rod seal and an optional installation as concerns the rod direction.
  3. Gas spring with the oil chamber.

By type of damping at the end of course:

  1. Hydraulic.
  2. Dynamic.
A gas spring construction
  1. The cylinder filled with nitrogen.
  2. The cylinder connector.
  3. The rod attached to the piston.
  4. Rod connector.
  5. Piston with orifices.
  6. A lubricant and a piston guide bush.

In the construction of gas springs there is a special seal and synthetic oil, providing trouble-free and long-term operation under all environmental conditions.

Tips for operating gas springs

The service life of gas springs is unlimited. Depending on the operating conditions they will last for many years. But the impact of environmental factors and mechanical damage can disable them. To extend the period of operation, it is enough to regularly clean the piston rods.

Faults of gas springs
  • connectors breakdown;
  • tight rod movement;
  • lubricant leak;
  • cylinder deformation.
Symptoms of gas springs failure
  • the lid opens by applying a large force;
  • the cover is not fixed in the open position;
Causes of faulty gas springs
  • force impact;
  • insufficient lubrication due to wear of the seals.
Replacing the gas spring

Repair of the gas spring is not done. In case of failure only the replacement is carried out. To do this:

  1. Raise the hood and fix it with an additional support.
  2. Loosen the fastenings and remove the kit.
  3. Install a new part and fix it.
  4. Remove the support and test the gas spring.
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faq
Rear door / boot strut operating principle

The component has a cylindrical housing. A piston with a rod is mounted inside. It divides the housing into two chambers. The part is filled with nitrogen. When the boot lid or the rear door are closed, the gas under the piston is compressed. When opening the boot, the gas starts pushing the rod out of the cylinder.

In pneumohydraulic springs, the oil contained in the bottom part of the cylinder is responsible for stopping the piston. The speed of its movement is reduced rapidly, as damping is performed only at the end of the piston travel. Usually, such components are installed with the rod downwards.

Gas springs have special grooves in the walls of their cylinders: the gas passes through them into the second chamber to create backpressure which gradually increases. This makes the lid open smoother. This kind of parts can be mounted both rod up and rod down.

Can a gas strut be repaired?

The product is nonrepairable, it can only be replaced as an assembly. Note that it’s dangerous to disassemble it, as it is filled with highly compressed gas. Failure of these components is often indicated by:

  • oil stains on the housing;
  • corrosion marks;
  • performance loss.

These parts should be replaced in pairs, as they have the same working lifespan. It is advisable to inspect them and lubricate their fasteners regularly: by doing so you can extend their lifespan.

Can I DIY-install a new rear door strut?

Depending on your car model and make, the steps may vary. Usually, they are as follows:

  1. Using supports, secure the boot lid open.
  2. If necessary, remove the boot trim to access the fasteners. Depending on their type, you may need a ring spanner of an appropriate size or a flat screwdriver to undo them.
  3. Remove the strut.
  4. A new part should be primed in the following manner: press its rod inside the cylinder until it stops, wait for a few seconds and release it to let it return to its initial position. Repeat it about 10 times.
  5. Install the new part.
  6. Check its functionality.