Rebuild/upgrade Service for Bow Lift Mercedes W208 CLK-Class Cylinders

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P/N 2088000172 Bow Cylinder


Convertible top cylinders rebuild/upgrade service (using best seals available ) for Mercedes W208 CLK Class with a total of 7 rams in the cabriolet top hydraulic system. We replace the tiny OEM seals with larger ones of a superior quality.

Core exchange is available for $190 plus a $120 deposit.



For optional core exchange, select YES in the drop down menu above.

Core exchange means that you get rebuilt parts from Top Hydraulics' inventory first, and then you send back your original parts for a refund of your core deposit of $120. For a full core refund, parts must be in good condition except for leaking seals.





Mercedes Convertible Hydraulic Cylinders


W208 CLK-CLASS| Years: 1998-2003

You send in the cylinder you need to get rebuilt, and we typically turn it around in a day. The core exchange option is slightly more expensive, plus there is a refundable core charge. In the event of mechanical damage (does not happen during normal operation) or rust (can happen under harsh condition) on the chromed cylinder shafts, there will be a $100 per cylinder surcharge on the upgrade service because Top Hydraulics will have to replace the shaft with a custom made stainless steel shaft.

Core exchange is available for $190 plus a $120 deposit. If cores are returned with damaged or rusty shafts, then $100 per shaft will be withheld from the core refund.

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.

For Rebuilding Your Cylinders:  We gladly accept the cylinders in their locks / latches at no extra charge -- you save the extra labor and we have all the assurance that the cylinders do not accidentally get scratched upon removal from the locks. Once we receive your cylinders, the turn around time is up to two business days for rebuild service and we will ship the cylinders back to you by Priority U.S. Mail (2-3 days delivery time).

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.


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