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Old 16th November 2020, 03:07 PM
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Default Bonnet struts

I think my bonnet struts have come to the end of their life as the bonnet often shuts itself when I leave it open.

Are there any recommended makes of replacement strut, or makes to avoid (Chinese ones will be avoided, of course!)?
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Old 16th November 2020, 05:59 PM
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The brand names I came across for original suppliers are Stabilus, Lesjofors (two dots above the first 'o'), Triscan, Quinton Hazell, Delphi and Febi Bilstein, and I've only heard of the last two.

Lots available on eBay from the likes of Meyle and Magneti Marelli as well as 'other' brands, but MJs opinion is probably the best.

Part number by the way is 4D0823359F.

UPDATE: Forgot to add the specs for them if looking at other manufacturers for them. Length - 530mm, Housing diameter - 18mm, Piston rod diameter - 8mm, Eject force - 245N, Stroke - 215mm
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Old 16th November 2020, 06:05 PM
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Thanks for the data, Sean. Very helpful.
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Current mods: solar sun roof, 20mm rear spacers, 15 mm on front, red brembo callipers, 6k headlights, rear view camera, engine remap, alloy dash dial rings, alloy navi rings, tt/phaeton pedal upgrade, (and custom matching foot rest) dension ipod interface & parrot hands free kit (both fully hidden), av input, tv in motion switched thro' PF switch in blanking plug right of steering column, Audi 'quattro' sill covers, repositioned centre console switches, radio clock, .
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Old 16th November 2020, 10:22 PM
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I think phaeton chrome struts fit the A89 D2 just like the rear boot struts
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Old 17th November 2020, 10:45 AM
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The original struts that failed to lift the bonnet on my car were made by a Belgian company called HINSCHA with the '4027CV 0245N' code printed on the side of the strut casing. I did a bit of searching around on 'tinterweb' and eventually plumped for a set of front struts called Nitro Lift for my car from SGS Engineering. Work really well, easy to fit. I think they're up north somewhere, Derby (I just checked). I've attached an image of the measurements in PNG format.
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I think they're up north somewhere, Derby (I just checked).
Ha ha! Only a Londoner could call Derby “up north somewhere”

But thanks for the recommendation. I think my boot struts were from SGS, so I’ll check them out.
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Old 17th November 2020, 09:43 PM
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Ah, perhaps my soft spot for Derby didn't come through in my post. Got a childhood friend who lives in Mickleover, and a mate of mine used to work at RR before being made redundant. Top people 'up north' in my book, including SGS who kept me fully updated on my enquiry and subsequent order for the front struts. I'm going to blow your mind now by telling you that I made it all the way to Newcastle once to see a man about some wheels. Norretal makes a fine cup of tea
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+1 For SGS, use them all the time for struts in work
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+1 For SGS, use them all the time for struts in work
I suspect the struts you get are a smidge bigger.
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My DIY jobs - Replaced alarm horn, Replaced Coolant Temp sensor, Updated RNS-D firmware, Installed Reversing Camera and Digital TV, Dashcam Installation, Retrofitted Rear Blinds, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Chrome Boot Struts

Sold! 2008 S8 D3 5.2 V10 - Engine: BSM, Gearbox:KLW, Colour:LY7F Suzuka Grey Pearl Effect, Interior:Black/Black with Silver/Black valcona leather with carbon atlas inserts, Bang & Olufsen, Heated windscreen, Soft-close doors, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Auto dim Mirrors, Keyless entry, PDC with rearview camera, AFS II Headlights

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Old 18th November 2020, 08:19 PM
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Contacted SGS as the bonnet struts aren’t listed on their web site
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Current mods: solar sun roof, 20mm rear spacers, 15 mm on front, red brembo callipers, 6k headlights, rear view camera, engine remap, alloy dash dial rings, alloy navi rings, tt/phaeton pedal upgrade, (and custom matching foot rest) dension ipod interface & parrot hands free kit (both fully hidden), av input, tv in motion switched thro' PF switch in blanking plug right of steering column, Audi 'quattro' sill covers, repositioned centre console switches, radio clock, .
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