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:confused: has anyone had problems with their bootlid i opened mine the other day and it the rear screen, plus 7000 miles and still only averaging 35 miles to the gallon any ideas
 

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What's the matter with it?
 

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I'm guessing "hit" is missing.
 

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No probs with mine. Really love the car. Only wish I bought one sooner. Is it less then 3 years old ? Warranty should cover it (Although some parts I think are longer ~ help on that one please )
 

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I'm guessing "hit" is missing.
Ah! Clever lad;)

No, never happened to mine. Get it checked under warranty



Also - if it's the 2.4, you're getting more mpg than me - I'm averaging 33 (heavy right foot;) )
 

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Not that heavy the day I flew past you....:p;)

And no Ive not heard of the bootlid hitting the rear screen.:confused:
 

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Old thread I know but my boot "broke" tonight. Didn't do anything weird...just opened it and it snapped back up to touch the window. The top of the hydraulic hinge (which is a small bit of plastic) had broken off.

anyone else had any problems?
 

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I've seen one like this

Looking at 159s a few weeks back, saw one in Kings Lynn with exactly thris problem. Both hydraulic dampers had broken, and the boot hit the rear screen. Must have been like that a while as the paint was missing off the edge of the boot, and the screen appeared to be marked..

So - worth keeping an eye on.

Chris.
 

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Anyone know if the Hydraulic dampners would be covered under warrenty. I thought it was about time to sort this out.
 

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When I bought my 159 both rear dampers were broken, right on the ball joint, but on the fixing to the body. It took the garage about 5 minutes to replace both. Interestingly I thought that it was because there had been some minor accident damage, but couldn't find any other evidence that supported this.

Incidentally, I noticed with snow on the boot lid it changes the weight distribution and the 'lid does tend to gain momentum just before it reaches maximum opening, putting more strain on the ball joints....
 

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BFOW? Big Fat Old Woman? I'm not surprised it broke - you wanna let her in the passenger seat like the rest of us have to :lol:
 

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I take it your missus aint reading your post over your shoulder, 159John?...................
.........................159John are you there?.........................hello 159John?....................
someone call 999.................i think 159John's in trouble:cheese::lol:
 

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sorry, can't stop - got to get on with the washing-up now because I've still got the hoovering and ironing to do before I'm allowed back on my laptop.... the trouble you lot get me into....

:cheese::lol::cheese:
 

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Yep -- this has happened to me now too. I noticed the top of one of the struts had snapped off a month ago and thought it was mainly cosmetic. Now they've both broken and in a Colin Chapman-esque design where the struts do a job that the hinges should, the edge of the lip can hit the rear window. My dealer says he doesn't know of this happening a lot. And it's not as if the boot gets used that often.
 

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both hydraulic dampers broken on my 159 opened boot on windy day and plastic bit that attachs to ball joint broke fully on one side and partially on other
 

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Yep, mine have got worse and one became detached completely from the lid. I'm just hoping the replacement (under warranty next week) occurs before it goes through the rear window...

They might be made by Stabilus but they are really flimsy units compared to their motorcycle steering dampers, let alone the ones that hold up monster Saab hatches.
 

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Yep, both have just failed on mine this morning with a 'snap'. As I am out of warranty can you get the struts easily and do it yourself?
 
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