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Old 07-19-2014
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Default 1990 PT40WB Bay door gas springs

I have a couple weak gas springs on the bay doors on Smoke N Mirrors. I ordered two new 60# ones for the RH Louvered door into the engine/battery compartment from McMaster-Carr. They work great.

Researching here, I thought the lift up doors on the side were also a 60# rating, but a longer spring. I measured, and came up with ones that fit. However, when mounted, the new one is worse than the old one, that would not hold the door up! The new one is weaker than the old!

I called M-C, and the lady said to send back the 4 60# ones for credit. They have 90# and 120# ones, same length. She is sending me 2 120# ones to try out. She said to send them back if not right.

I was prepared to pay for the 2 new ones, and get credit later for the 4 60# ones. She did NOT do that though. Paid nothing for the 2 new ones, just said send back the 4 paid for. And, after I try out the 2 120# ones, I can either order 2 more to balance out, or they will send refund.

Great company to work with. She tried to look up the part number of the original, but could not find exactly what wt. rating they are.

Will let you all know how the 120#ers work.
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The ones on the doors OEM are FCN12P. The ones that work work fine.
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http://www.magnusinc.com/products/ga...s-springs.html
10 one down has an alternate part number of FCN12P. I think these are the original part supplier. says 680 Newtons which is 153 Lbs.
http://www.magnusinc.com/1668eu.html - Details
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If that is correct, and it may well be, then I am STILL going to be too light of a spring!

Crud.
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Melvin,
You need the 160 lb. springs for the bay doors to stay up. Anything less will not support the weight. Same for the 2 doors for the waste tanks which are single in the center and fun to replace.
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