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Old 11-18-2017, 09:47 PM   #1
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Fix yo trunks

If your trunk lid dampers are shot fix them now so this doesn't happen to you too. Luckily I didn't break my finger but it felt like it. I had to use the key fob to pop the trunk open to get my finger out. Rivals my kidney stone in pain level.

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Old 11-18-2017, 10:21 PM   #2
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Oooowwwww. When I was a kid I did that in a car door. I bet you couldn’t get that kid open any faster. Glad you could get to the key fob.
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:35 PM   #3
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Unfortunately it was the second set of keys in my pocket. Felt like 5 minutes to open it. My poor 4 year old saw the whole thing. He was shocked then ran up to mama telling her I was in trouble. He's a good kid.
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Ouch that's crazy and looks super painful
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That sucks man.... That was the first thing I did with my car when I bought it, replaced the trunk struts
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It was one of those situations where I don't think of just how dangerous it is and procrastinate fixing it.
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I hate looking at pics like that with broken bones and stuff. Makes me cringe. At least you didnt break it
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I hear ya. I'm just hoping that if there's someone like me that needs to fix it they will after seeing what I did to mine.
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Damn so I take it the lid just dropped on your finger? I'm really surprised my trunk or hood cylinder hasn't worn out yet. I use my trunk almost daily and do use the hood daily to check oil and refill methanol. Wonder if weather affects how fast they wear out or some other external factor.
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Yes, i opened it and it started to fall so I reached out to stop it. It was also close to the hinge where I reached so there wasn't much room. My hood cylinder is fine too. Weather might have to do with it, it gets hotter than blazes here. They've been broken for years.
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ouch!!! i bet your little one learned a couple new cuss words lmfao
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That sucks. Crushed my finger in a spray booth door last December.

Crushing pain is awful. Felt it shoot up my arm and my whole arm went numb.
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New dampers arrived today and I'll replace tonight. I haven't used the trunk since.
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Thought I'd update. Looks like it's been 6 weeks. The new nail is growing underneath, and the old one is still in the same spot. It's slowly cutting off the huge scab from the pool of blood that formed under the nail. There was so much blood that it bulged my nail up (that's why it looks skinnier than the other nail). I figure another month or so till I lose the old nail. It's still quite attached with the scab.

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You didn't relieve the pressure?

I always get the blood out as quickly as possible. That pressure really starts to hurt.
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Still looks painful
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You didn't relieve the pressure?

I always get the blood out as quickly as possible. That pressure really starts to hurt.
If you look carefully you can see a little hole in the nail. They pierced it at the hospital. It wasn't enough.

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Still looks painful
It's not painful anymore, thankfully. Just pretty annoying. I can't really use the nail for anything, it feels weird, and the bulging is cumbersome. Can't wait for the next month or two to go by.
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ugh reminds me of when my hand got slammed in a door as a kid. I cringe when I see people who don't replace hood/trunk struts. They are so cheap to replace!

My kidney stone was pretty bad, but yeah getting your finger closed on its def pretty painful, especially when theres enough gap for it to close!
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Nice, done that a couple times (perks of being a mechanic I guess)

I usually numb the finger as much as I can, and take a small sharp drill bit and drill a hole in it with my other hand. A nice new drill will cut the nail very easily just turning it slowly with your fingers, and when it finally relieves the pressure, the pain stops almost completely. Plus you can go back in and open it up again if it gets filled back up. Last one I had to open 3-4 times, it would fill until I couldn't bend my 1st knuckle, the shooting nerve pain up to my shoulder was some of the worst pain I've ever felt.
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I don't think the nurse tried hard enough to get the blood out.

I've also had a kidney stone. This was more intense, but the kidney stone was bad enough I threw up. If I had a choice I'd pick spooning my eyes out.
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