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Trunk not opening fully in cold weather

Roy W.

Battery running low...
Jun 3, 2019
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Derby, UK
Over the last few days, since our weather has turned colder, I’ve noticed that when I open the trunk and lift it, the gas struts don’t open it fully, and I’m ending up banging my head on the not-fully-opened trunk :mad:

The cheapo Tesla gas struts must be losing power with the lower temperature.

As I rarely open the trunk other than by hand, I wasn’t going to bother with the stronger struts, but if I keep banging my head I think I’ll have to reconsider. Assuming I still have the mental capacity to do so! :)
 
Over the last few days, since our weather has turned colder, I’ve noticed that when I open the trunk and lift it, the gas struts don’t open it fully, and I’m ending up banging my head on the not-fully-opened trunk :mad:

The cheapo Tesla gas struts must be losing power with the lower temperature.

As I rarely open the trunk other than by hand, I wasn’t going to bother with the stronger struts, but if I keep banging my head I think I’ll have to reconsider. Assuming I still have the mental capacity to do so! :)
haha, me too!
 
Over the last few days, since our weather has turned colder, I’ve noticed that when I open the trunk and lift it, the gas struts don’t open it fully, and I’m ending up banging my head on the not-fully-opened trunk :mad:

The cheapo Tesla gas struts must be losing power with the lower temperature.

As I rarely open the trunk other than by hand, I wasn’t going to bother with the stronger struts, but if I keep banging my head I think I’ll have to reconsider. Assuming I still have the mental capacity to do so! :)
Got to love the ideal gas laws! Tempriture and pressure directly related means a struts not going to have enough pressure in there.
 
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