Convertible hydraulic cylinder rebuild/upgrade for BMW model Z4 convertible soft top lifting system. Z4s have two "Convertible Hydraulic Top Hinges" with one built-in cylinder each. Price listed is per pair.
Optional core exchange is $50 more, plus a $350 refundable deposit, see details below.
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Note that there is a significant amount of labor involved in removing and replacing (R&R) the hinges on a Z4 top, and that both hinges always fail (leak) at almost the same time. It is close to the same amount of labor to R&R both hinges compared to R&R of a single hinge. This makes it highly inadvisable to deal with only one hinge at a time. Top Hydraulics' rebuilds make your original hinges much better than brand new ones, on account of the far superior seals used. Usable service life expectancy of Top Hydraulics' rebuilt hinges should be over 30 years under normal circumstances, with a 3-year warranty.
You remove your cylinders you would like to have rebuilt, and send them to us. Once we receive your cylinders, the turn around time for BMW cylinders is 1-2 days for rebuild/upgrade service and we will ship the cylinders back to you by Priority U.S. Mail (2-3 days delivery time). Price listed is per pair. Top Hydraulics may elect to use FedEx Express Saver instead if shipping to a business address. Shipping inside the US is only $10, and international shipping by FedEx International Priority is only $50 to most countries.
If you are in a hurry: domestic FedEx Priority Overnight shipping from Top Hydraulics via FedEx is only $40.
P/N's 54347193449 (left) and 54347193450 (right)
These hinges are actually very well made; only the OEM seals decay over time. Top Hydraulics replaces the leaking seals with material far superior to OEM quality.
Core exchange does not incur a surcharge, only a refundable deposit. The deposit is fully refundable if Top Hydraulics receives matching, rebuildable cores within a reasonable time frame. Core exchange is offered only in pairs, and core exchange cylinders ship exactly as pictured. In particular, this means they ship with the arms attached, but without the detachable mounting bracket (mounting bracket not shown in the photos). Top Hydraulics recommends leaving the arms on the hinges, or it will be cumbersome to get the gear timing correct afterwards.
The rebuilt & upgraded cylinders (hinges) feature new and greatly improved rod seals, piston seals, gland seals, and port seals (where the hydraulic lines go into the cylinder). The service life should be at least 3 times as long as with the original seals, under similar circumstances.
In rare cases of excessive damage from previous DIY repair attempts, Top Hydraulics may refuse to work on your parts and refund your payment.