Mercedes part number 2098000872 aka A209800087264
Top Hydraulics makes these parts better than new inside, with seven new, superior seals and reinforcement against the occasional "explosion" known to happen on OEM cylinders' bottoms.
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Mercedes part number A209 800 08 72 64. Mercedes does not put this part number on the cylinders.
Engravings on the cylinder do not match the Mercedes part number - they are serial numbers and internal references. There are three lines of engraving on the original part. The middle line will typically be 1649-030-C or 1649-030-D or 1649-030-E.
This is the right side cylinder that lifts the main portion of the soft top (together with the left side cylinder - note that the left side cylinder is different with three ports for hydraulic lines. Left side and right side tend to fail at almost the same time.
Top Hydraulics makes these parts better than new inside, with seven new, superior seals and reinforcement against the occasional "explosion" known to happen on OEM cylinders' bottoms. There is a lot of precision machining involved, new CNC-machined glands to accommodate the improved rod seals, and Top Hydraulics' signature wiper seal, which keeps dirt and water from entering the gland. Comes with new O-rings to put on the hoses when you install the cylinders, and an illustration on how exactly to install the O-rings.
You send in your cylinder for rebuild first (then we rebuild it, then we ship it back to you), or you pick the up-front shipping option (aka core exchange) which adds $30 surcharge plus $120 refundable deposit. Core exchange means we send the parts first from our inventory, then you send back your cores (original cylinders) to recover the core deposit. The deposit gets refunded in full to the original payment method once we receive a matching core without serious damage to the metal parts.
Hydraulic line hook-up: number 13 on top and number 14 on the bottom.
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.