Boot struts 1.4 FR


Mk3 Leon FR 150
Sep 2, 2019
I've noticed my boot doesn't slowly open all the way up now and stops half way.

Does anybody know of any aftermarket gas struts that are good to fit?

If not shall i just replace with OEM ones?

Mr Pig

Active Member
Jun 17, 2015
Possibly, yes. Is there a way to grease them? Or is that a silly idea..

You can but it doesn't make them any better. The problem is that in cold weather the gas inside the strut contracts, so you effectively have less gas so lower pressure. It happens on all cars.

During the filming of the car park scene in 'Back To The Future', the door of the Delorean kept slowly dropping in the background of the shot. Cold night. They had to prop the door open.
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