Your car probably does not need new "gas springs" (not sure what this means as there is no such thing on this model - perhaps he meant "new struts"). In any event it is most likely in need of 2 new rear accumulators. They are green in colour and look like an oversized grenade! These are mounted above each rear strut accesible from the trunk behind the "rear seat/fuel tank carpet finisher. Accumulators are available for around $100 each from Rolls-Royce (USA).Bentley Specialists said:your car needs new gas springs installed
Rodd, it's not the same thing and you know it. When it comes to these cars and their mechanicals it's very helpful to know what they're called in the workshop manual when they're referred to.Rodd Sala said:Hood vs Bonnet, roof vs hood, boot vs trunk..... heaven forbid! Wasnt talking about nomenclature but about ease of reference. "gas springs" is a misleading term for obvious reasons...... oh sigh, there is always one!
One thing we have been able to maintain on this forum from the get-go is a respectful manner between participants 99% of the time.Just stick to the problem at hand. The Forum is not to prove "how clever you are" but to help others out. I'll make you feel better by confirming; "you are right"... feel better now?
You are absolutely and 100% correct. Just to end the "nonsense" in this thread. You are all "correct" and my terminology is technically wrong. I am from Australia and have been with Rolls-Royce for 30 years. Regretfully or otherwise in Australia we "call a spade a spade", so we refer to "front or rear ACCUMULATORS" (because thats what they do) and "front or rear struts" (self explanatory). I just joined this thread to share my 30 years experience with Rolls-Royce. I did not expect to be scrutinised on my Rolls-Royce "political correctness". Can we move on please?rollmech said:Just to add my bit, the gas springs are the bit that fits on top of the rear struts, when these lose gas the rear of the car bounces like a pogo stick. the accumultors are the ones at the front which supply pressure for brakes and height control. these are the terms that Rolls Royce referred to them.
( 20 years working at main dealer )