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#1 Old 01-14-2013, 05:23 AM
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Hood support piston failure

I raised the hood on the ride to dry under there after washing her as normal and as I was doing so, I got popped in the back of the head. Thought I didn't get the hood fully up and, laughing at myself, again raised it. But I watched as it slowly started to fall back down again. Would have thought the pistons would have lasted more than 5 years, but I guess it is a pretty heavy hood. Anyone else had to change theirs out and, if so, aftermarket replacement and costs? Thanks guys, searched but couldn't find anything in the archives.

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Any compressed gas cylinder fails after awhile...it isn't just ours.
Five years is about right.

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Mine lasted just over 5 years. I replaced them last year. My trunk supports seem to be getting a little weak so I might have to replace them this year.

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Gezzzz the ones on my GTO never failed me, they have been fine for 46 years..

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That was before "planned obsolescence" which is todays philosophy.

I noticed that my trunk struts are getting weak too. Over 6 years of ownership and have only had to replace the tie rods (under warranty) and the tension struts besides brakes and oil. Can't really complain about that.
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I replaced.bith of my hoid struts for.the same reason

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My '06 did not come with any, just the metal support. But there was a simple mod which I did and the struts have failed so I am back to using the metal support. Just replace them. BTW: The hood is aluminum and very light.

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My '06 did not come with any, just the metal support. But there was a simple mod which I did and the struts have failed so I am back to using the metal support. Just replace them. BTW: The hood is aluminum and very light.
I added mine too when I bought my Daytona. Very simple mod.

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#9 Old 01-15-2013, 08:04 AM
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Hey Guys, what mod? I hate the prop rod...
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The only thing I did to preserve the paint around the hole where the prop rod enters is a small piece of clear hosing attached to the end of the rod so as not to damage any paint on the hoods entry point..

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