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How To Install Bonnet Struts - NP300

Hi all,

I recently ordered some bonnet struts off eBay, but they came without fitting instructions, so thought I'd do a quick write up on howto install them....

Firstly, the struts I bought were these 35ish ones from this seller in Taiwan. I was also charge about 5 by the courier for import tax. But still not a bad price.
The kit comes with two struts, two brackets, 4 nuts and 4 washers. Mine had two nuts missing, but when I contacted the seller, they offered to send more, or refund 5.... I took the refund!

So down to the fitting....

First, you need to take the upper (looking when the bonnet is open) nut off the bonnet hinge, and fit the bracket. Use the rectangular hole not the round one, and butt the bracket right up to the hinge. Do this on both sides of the bonnet.

Next, put attach the silver/piston end of the strut to the body, using the hole already available about half way down the wing. It's the hole right next to the washer bottle mounting point. Put the thread through the hole, then use the washer and nut supplied on the underside to fix in place.

For the next bit, you will have to remove the current bonnet stay from the bonnet and put it back in it's clip, as the gas struts lift the lid higher than the standard stay.

While holding the bonnet up (I used my head), but you might find someone to help, put the thread on the black end of the struts through the hole in the brackets you placed earlier, putting it through from the outer edge. Fix in place with the remaining nuts, making sure to use the washers supplied.

And you're done!!

This is my first write up, so let me know if you need any more details. I've attached pics, so hopefully, they and my write up will help you through.
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Good write up. I've been looking for a while at these but wanted to use SGS Engineering as they look pretty good and solid. Any chance you would measure the struts for me and then I can order from SGS - as yet they haven't got an NP300 specific and as I live miles away from them, they couldn't be sure what to suggest about fixings and lengths. With your pics they should be able to sort it.
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Any chance you would measure the struts for me and then I can order from SGS
Yeah, no problem, I'll measure them tomorrow. I'll measure the brackets too. If you need the higher-res photos, just let me know.

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Any chance you would measure the struts for me.

The struts are 360mm long and the brackets are 40mm high.

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The kit comes with two struts, two brackets, 4 nuts and 4 washers. Mine had two nuts missing, but when I contacted the seller, they offered to send more, or refund 5.... I took the refund!
Ye did this about 4 month ago, mine also had 2 nuts missing.
Still seem ok.
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The struts are 360mm long and the brackets are 40mm high.

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Great stuff, I'll call SGS tomorrow. Thanks.
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Still seem ok.

Good to hear. Was a bit worried they'd lose pressure quite quickly.




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Good topic boss I dont understand why Nissan dont put these struds with a heavy bonnet...

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