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Hood position pro tip

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Hood position pro tip

Post by ecbsykes » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:44 pm

So I've had my car 10 years now, it's been in the family since new, and I've done almost every repair to this car in that time. I've somehow managed to avoid learning that you can position the hood straight up. Sharing this in case anyone missed it like I did. It certainly gives more headroom if you're working on things like the turbo.

Maybe I'm the only one in the dark on this one, but I'm willing to bet a few people out there haven't seen this. :mrgreen:
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Find the tabs on each side of the hood
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Push down as shown here
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Make your hood go from this...
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To this!
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Re: Hood position pro tip

Post by wizechatmgr » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:57 pm

Some VW's have something similar - believe I ran into this on a Jetta.
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Re: Hood position pro tip

Post by abscate » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:26 pm

I had a 1972 Datsun that would deploy when ypu exceeded 55 mph
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Re: Hood position pro tip

Post by June » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:57 pm

My 960 would do this by with buttons on the hood struts that allowed them to extend. So Volvo must have given extendable hood access to many models. June
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Re: Hood position pro tip

Post by WhatAmIDoing » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:35 am

Make sure to check your overhead clearance if in a garage. Don't want to accidentally smash the shop light hanging over your work area... I'm still finding glass shards 6 months later.
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Re: Hood position pro tip

Post by BEJinFbk » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:45 pm

WhatAmIDoing wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:35 am
Make sure to check your overhead clearance if in a garage. Don't want to accidentally smash the shop light hanging over your work area... I'm still finding glass shards 6 months later.
AND your overhead door travel...
I’m not fallin’ for THAT one again! 🤨
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