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09 Sep 2015 12:24 - 09 Sep 2015 18:53 #1 by 210greg
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Does anyone have any info on the gas struts on the doors. If replaced do they make the doors easier to handle.
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09 Sep 2015 18:14 - 09 Sep 2015 18:16 #2 by dandjcr
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Greg, see this post which has some info on door struts.

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14 Sep 2015 09:04 #3 by John and Bronwyn
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I recently replaced the one on the bus door to make sure it stayed open, following an incident (someone fell down the steps).
I happened to have a Landcruiser 100 series bonnet strut on hand, this turned out to be a good fit, although the end fittings are different. It works well.
However I also note my bus door is narrower than standard, but the strut looked original.
The cab door struts could also do with replacement, some other day.....

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14 Sep 2015 09:26 #4 by PeteFox
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I don't believe the door struts are actually meant to behave like a gas strut, they are a different thing. A gas strut would be meant to hold the door open but the Oka door struts work actually like a shock absorber and are meant to slow the door down so they don't rip the hinges off .
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14 Sep 2015 16:30 #5 by Peter and Sandra OKA 374
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I think they behave that way because the struts are only slightly stronger than the weight of the doors. That being said ours will still push the door right open even when a fair upslope is present.
Cold weather they don't work as well.

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15 Sep 2015 21:34 #6 by Tony Lee
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PeteFox wrote: I don't believe the door struts are actually meant to behave like a gas strut, they are a different thing. A gas strut would be meant to hold the door open but the Oka door struts work actually like a shock absorber and are meant to slow the door down so they don't rip the hinges off .
Pete


Gas struts are usually speed-limited too, so reduce the effects of wind slamming a wide door open

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