Core exchange: Top Hydraulic System - W208 CLK Class


Core exchange for Top Hydraulic System Upgrade for 1998-2003 Mercedes W208 CLK-Class convertible.

$1550 plus $600 refundable core deposit, shipping within the US is $35 via USPS Priority Mail or FedEx 2-Day Service. International shipping rates vary, available through the website for Canada and Australia.

Ships from Top Hydraulics' inventory first.

Full Set of Cylinders with Locks.
Hydraulic Pump Unit

*Note - Pump ships filled with fluid but without the sheet metal mounting frame.

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Top Hydraulic System Upgrade

W208 CLK-Class | Years: 1998-2003

Ships from Top Hydraulics' inventory first.

-Full Set of Cylinders with Locks included.
-Hydraulic Pump Unit
(Rebuilt and upgraded)

$1550 plus $600 refundable core deposit, shipping $35 USPS Priority Mail or FedEx 2-Day Service

Important: pitted or rusted cylinders must have their shafts replaced in order to function properly.  There will be an additional $100 charge withheld per shaft replacement if the cores you send us back are damaged.

The locks are shipped in good operating condition and that the lock cores must be in good operating condition without serious cosmetic blemishes and without worn out attachment points for the tool for manual operation in order to get the full core refund. It's a make-sense arrangement so that we can assure the next customer will get good locks from us, as well. If your locks are not in good condition and you don't want to risk losing part of your deposit, then please add a note that you would prefer to keep your old locks and we will ship the locking cylinders without locks attached.

Not sure whether you have a W208 or a W209?
The W208, model years '98-'03, has four separate, round headlights, and the front of the soft top needs to be latched by hand.

Seals used by Top Hydraulics, Inc. include Viton™ and Teflon™-hybrid seals, as well as enhanced Polyurethane material, which far exceed the OEM's requirements for rigidity, but provide at least double the service life for your convertible car top actuators, based on scientific test data.


Watch our DIY removal video on YouTube below!

Specific References


W208 Case Cover and Rear Bow

How to remove and replace your Mercedes W208 Case Cover and Rear Bow Lock Cylinders

Download (3.44MB)

W208 Cylinder Replacement

How to remove and replace your BMW E46 Main Lift Cylinders Mercedes W208 Top Hydraulic Cylinders

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