Mercedes Benz W208 CLK Class | Years 1998 - 2003
The W208 CLK-Class convertibles have seven hydraulic cylinders for convertible top actuation and latching. The two aluminum latching cylinders 1298001672 and 1298000072 are usually the first ones to fail, and should be upgraded at the same time. The five black lift cylinders 2088000x72 usually follow as a second stage.
We upgrade your 2088000x72 cylinder(s) by replacing the tiny OEM rod seal with a much larger one made of superior material, and adding custom caps made of CNC machined stainless steel to accommodate these superior seals. Our seals are not sensitive to water and are resistant to most additives in hydraulic fluid. This results in a much longer service life than the standard OEM cylinders, for a fraction of the price.
Our Core Exchange option makes this as easy as buying a new cylinder - you only have to ship back your old cylinder(s) afterwards for core credit. Core Exchange is available for single CLK cylinders, locking cylinders already mounted in replacement latches, or full sets of cylinders.
Top Hydraulics' also rebuilds and upgrades convertible hydraulic pumps, and we also manufacture our own upgraded hydraulic lines.
Owning and driving a convertible with an automatic top is prestigious, convenient and exciting - let Top Hydraulics help you enjoy your beautiful car even more by making your convertible top system truly better than new!
Top Hydraulics' standard warranty is 3 years on rebuilds/upgrades of convertible top cylinders and hydraulic pumps, and on new hydraulic hoses.
For standard rebuild service, you remove your cylinders you would like to have rebuilt/upgraded, using the best seals available, and send them to us. Once we receive your cylinders, the turn around time for W208 CLK-Class cylinders is about two days for rebuild service and we will ship the cylinders back to you by Priority U.S. Mail (2-3 days transit time in the US).