Gas struts for Oka doors.

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06 Nov 2012 20:17 - 06 Nov 2012 20:32 #1 by PeteFox
PeteFox created the topic: Gas struts for Oka doors.
Hi All
I am not sure whether the Oka door struts are meant to hold the door open as in a proper gas strut or are just a small damper designed to stop the doors closing and opening quickly.
Anyway mine don't hold the door open on a slope but are still sort of functional as a damper.
I would like to replace then with something that will hold the doors open. Has anybody done this, if so, what was the rating in Newtons of the strut used.

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06 Nov 2012 20:39 #2 by Joseph Baz
Joseph Baz replied the topic: Gas struts for Oka doors.
Peter ,if the seals are good you can take them to a strut service shop,they put it in a chamber and increase the gas pressure to suit your purpose,I had the pressure increased to the struts that swing the dingy frame over the camping trailer,I think the door strut has a pressure balancing valve to equalize both chambers.
Cheers,Joe

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06 Nov 2012 21:01 - 06 Nov 2012 22:26 #3 by dandjcr
dandjcr replied the topic: Gas struts for Oka doors.
Peter, Joe, the door struts are a combination of damper and spring and are made by Stabilus in Germany. I had one regassed but it didn't last long.

Here's an email I received from their Aussie agent in 2009. I didn't buy them due to the cost. Instead I fitted a $20 gas strut to open the rear cab door and left the original stay in place to restrain the door from opening too far.


Dear David,

Thank you for your email.

The damper you require, part number 939145, is ex stock. Price is $94.89
+ GST. Freight to Adelaide is $15.00 + GST. We accept MasterCard or Visa
for your convenience.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,
Ruben Moses

Stabilus Pty Ltd
65 Redwood Drive, Dingley
Victoria 3172 Australia
Telephone: 03 9552-1400
Fax: 03 9552-1499


Tel Direct: 03 9552-1403
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www.stabilus.com.au

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