drilling old shocks for disposal .why?

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Old 01-15-07, 07:11 PM
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drilling old shocks for disposal .why?

just changed the shocks on my Toyota t-100 in the manual toyota says to drill the shocks and let the gas out prior to disposal

what happens if I don't ?

what could it hurt ?

seems like a PITA unless there is a good reason .

(BTW old shocks are Monroe if that makes a difference )
 
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Old 01-15-07, 07:30 PM
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Just throw them in the trash.


They probably want you to do that so they cannot be used again.
 

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Old 01-15-07, 07:41 PM
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I believe it is because if they happened to be incinerated they could explode with a great deal of force.
 
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Old 01-15-07, 08:00 PM
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that makes sense , county has landfill rather than incinerator so I guess trash can is safe .
 
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Old 01-16-07, 06:30 AM
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Don't gas shocks have hydraulic fluid in them? This is my guess. But then why do the instructions specifically say "let the gas out'?... hmmmm.
 
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