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    Re-gassing struts.

    I think I’ve read on here it’s possible to re-gas struts. Is this only possible on the variable pressure ones where you let gas out or even the fixed pressure ones? Anyone know who does this? The alternative is to contact www.albert-jagger.co.uk who supplied them or RS for replacement. Look them up, they do some varied parts.
    Dek

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    I just replaced mine.
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    Hi,

    My original Dax gas struts lost gas and the cost of refilling was not a great saving so ended up buying new ones from RS adjustable stainless ones and been great for last 8 years ! I have notice that https://www.sgs-engineering.com/gas-struts supply struts as well. Stainless, adjustable and various sizes.

    Few other suppliers

    https://strutsdirect.metrol.com

    http://www.gasstrutengineering.co.uk

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    Pretty sure I used SGS years ago I think.
    Cheaper to buy new from them than re-gas.
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    give SGS a shout for replacement struts - they do re-gassable ones as well
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    Thanks guys. Looks like replacement is the best option.
    Dek.

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    Ebay ?

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    Been in contact with SGS Engineering who were suggested on another thread about gas struts for side screens. Have to say they were extremely helpful and are quite confident they can re-gas my pair of boot struts for £25 which is a lot cheaper than replacing them. Anyone know what sort of force would be required in a pair on a Cobra boot? The originals were rated at 50 Newtons but were quite old when I fitted them so could have lost pressure by then. At present they sometimes hold the boot up but more often than not don’t. I could ask them to put a “touch more” gas in or to pressurise to 50 N. They can’t fit a variable set up. What do folks think?
    Dek

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    Dek
    Dax boot gas strut is 40N, I cant remember what the bonnet strut is, its either 60 or 90N hope that helps, Andy
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy l View Post
    Dek
    Dax boot gas strut is 40N, I cant remember what the bonnet strut is, its either 60 or 90N hope that helps, Andy
    Thanks Andy, that’s helpful shows I’m not a million miles away...or Newtons.
    Dek

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