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Old 05-08-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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Default 2002 Maxum 2400SD engine bay struts

The struts that hold the engine bay cover open on our 2002 2400SD are missing—at some point, they had worn out and were useless, so I removed them, planning on replacing them. Time passes ... and now that it's come time to actually replace them, I have no idea where they are.

If anyone can help with the proper model number, or even the closed and extended lengths of the struts on your 2400SD, I would be greatly appreciative.

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Old 05-08-2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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It's actually not that difficult to calculate. Measure the span between the posts with the hatch open, then measure the span betwen the posts with the hatch closed (provided you have a light and the room to be temporarily closed in the engine compartment. Then find the gas strut that comes within that range. You'll need the higher end of the lbs of force.
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The trick would be the 'closed in engine bay' measurement. I'm not sure I'd be able to fit (while still being able to do any measuring), as there's not a lot of room in there. But I'll take a look after I get the boat back from service.

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I will measure mine in the morning for you. I have a 2004SD, there cant be much of a difference.
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That'd be great, thanks! Also, while you're looking, if you can see any identifying manufacturer and/or model info, that could be helpful, too.

Again, thanks in advance.

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Be happy to. I will snap a couple of pics of them as well.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:23 PM   #7
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Not to look a gift horse in the mouth or anything ... but any luck with the struts? Even if you can just get the model numbers off them, that'd be a great help, I think.

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Should be able to get the exact part number here. A little cross reference work on Google should get you to a cheaper automotive equivalent. http://www.maxumcustomercare.com
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Rob, I have a 2003 2400 SCR, I am reconfiguring my hatch to open to vertical. I'm removing the zee bar hinge on the backseat to remove the back seat to allow that. The rewards? You get infinite head room when servicing the motor. I'll just add some cleats to the back seat to hold it in place while running.
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I also have to change the struts to longer ones and maybe move the bollom strut bracket. But like bayboy stated, you can get them at any car parts store.
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