RE: [DML] Strut Pressure and Wings-A-Loft
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RE: [DML] Strut Pressure and Wings-A-Loft

I suspect that the strut seals are bad. Since the Wings-A-Loft doesn't add
any lift to the door (like pulling up on the door handle does) you are just
noticing the strut problem more. The first time you open the door, it may be
primarily the torsion bar and strut spring opening the door. On subsequent
openings, your struts have sucked in some air which compresses and helps the
door to open.

Is it possible a PO already adjusted the torsion bar to compensate for weak
struts? If so, when you install good struts, you'll have to back off on the
torsion bar. 

At our PNDC tech sessions, we used to do a lot of torsion bar adjustments,
mainly to back them off when a good set of struts was installed. We always
recommend starting with a new set of struts, and only adjusting the torsion
bar if absolutely necessary. I've seen cars with good-quality
temperature-compensated struts go for many years without a significant
change in lift strength.


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