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I can't figure out why my gas engine lid prop rod is stuck. Do i need to turn it or something? Its just frozen halfway extended and i can't move it in or out.

Any ideas?
 

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did it get bent?
or have you compressed it all the way yet? might not be lubed up to slide through the gasket
 

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I'm playing with it now as i type this...I can twist it, but can't push it in. Its not bent. You think I should try lubing it?

twosrus stuff rocks by the way even if this thing is broken.

EDIT: It works!!!!!!! jsut needed some lube, thanks!
 

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MR2turboFAN said:
I'm playing with it now as i type this...I can twist it, but can't push it in. Its not bent. You think I should try lubing it?

twosrus stuff rocks by the way even if this thing is broken.

EDIT: It works!!!!!!! jsut needed some lube, thanks!
Actually, you aren't really supposed to be able to push it in by hand. A lot of people write me with 'this strut is defective!', but they just don't realize how much force #50 really is. If you could push it in easily by hand, it wouldn't hold up your engine lid. :)
 

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Yeah, this is my stupid day. Ever have a day where you do a bunch of stupid things and they all happen in one day? thats today for me. Thanks a lot!
 

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thats the truth i was amaized at the strength of the one for the engine lid so small yet so strong
 

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Eh, not stupid. I would have answered earlier, but I didn't realize what was going on. I thought you had it on the car and it was stuck halfway out.
 

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ima be getting one soon, i'm glad i read this, i would of probly broke it by forcing it lol.
 
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