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Hood (Bonnet) spring issue

PostPost by: LabroDF » Thu May 14, 2020 10:14 pm

I am fitting a new TTR radiator and having an issue with the 2 springs. How does one fit the spring? without the spring making contact with the new radiator. I believe the loop end heads towards the hood? that's how I've always attached the springs. turning the hook end maybe a solution.. the strength you need to attach these springs.

I've noticed in other posts that some have the loop end towards the frame. I'll give that a try, if anyone has a clear solution please let me know.

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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Sun May 17, 2020 9:00 pm


My understanding is that the loop attaches around the steering rack, like key ring. My car is an S4 with one bonnet spring.

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