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English translation: pneumatic (gas charged) rear window struts

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German term or phrase:Gasdämpfer
English translation:pneumatic (gas charged) rear window struts
Entered by: Harry Decker
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16:03 Jan 13, 2001
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German term or phrase: Gasdämpfer
Sorry not much context to go on so I know you can only guess.
A farmer has written about his tractor:
Gasdämpfer Heckscheibe defekt - wurden ausgetauscht.
I know that 'Heckscheibe' is rear window but do not know how to translate 'Gasdämpfer'. I wonder whether 'Gasdämpfer' is plural and part of the rear window or whether the author means that both the 'Gasdämpfer' and rear window were replaced and are not at all connected. Hope I haven't confused you too much.
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 05:08
pneumatic (gas charged) rear window struts
Explanation:
It is conceivable that the two could be connected, and that the writer is referring to pneumatic (or gas charged) struts which assist in opening the rear window, and hold the window in the up position when it is opened, similar to tailgate struts on minivans.
If that were the case, then the writer may have replaced only the struts and not the rear window.

HIH
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Harry Decker
Local time: 23:08
Grading comment
The 3 answers I received were completely different and I'm not confident that you are right but what you say makes sense and from my text I am inclined to think that Gasdämpfer and Heckscheibe are connected. Thank you.
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Summary of answers provided
napneumatic (gas charged) rear window strutsHarry Decker
nagas shock [absorber]Ulrike Lieder
naexhaust system muffler, exhaust silencer
ttagir


  

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19 mins
exhaust system muffler, exhaust silencer


Explanation:
This term is used to designate a system (pipes and perforated cylinders) which makes the exposions in engine more silent.


    Meriam Webster, 10th edition.
ttagir
Local time: 07:08
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PRO pts in pair: 18

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Ulrike Lieder
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30 mins
gas shock [absorber]


Explanation:
In a car (and also in fancy mountain bikes), a Gasdämpfer is a
gas shock or gas shock absorber [cf. Schmitt, FWB Kfz-Technik].
Without further context, I would imagine that it is the same in a tractor.

And no, the Gasdämpfer is not part of the rear window; since 2 items were listed (Heckscheibe and Gasdämpfer), the verb form had to be plural. BTW, Gasdämpfer is the same in either the singular or the plural.

I also found one reference in the Web that you might find useful:
Accumulator (Gas Shock Absorber)
Specifications:
- .75 litre (for hitches with lift capacity up to 7700 lbs)
- 1.5 litre (for hitches with lift capacity greater than 7700 lbs)
- optional pressure gauge available
www.frontlinkinc.com/products.html


Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 20:08
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
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1 hr
pneumatic (gas charged) rear window struts


Explanation:
It is conceivable that the two could be connected, and that the writer is referring to pneumatic (or gas charged) struts which assist in opening the rear window, and hold the window in the up position when it is opened, similar to tailgate struts on minivans.
If that were the case, then the writer may have replaced only the struts and not the rear window.

HIH


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Harry Decker
Local time: 23:08
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 51
Grading comment
The 3 answers I received were completely different and I'm not confident that you are right but what you say makes sense and from my text I am inclined to think that Gasdämpfer and Heckscheibe are connected. Thank you.
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