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fellas:
I am going to swap wheels on the 92SL this week and currently have then hard top on the car. When the tires are lifted, will the rollbar attempt to engage?
If the hydraulic fluid is leaking by the drivers visor, is this the part needed the hydraulic cylinder, or the hydraulic valve?
 

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the roll bar is hydraulic when u lift the car there r sensors on the frame of car in the back if they hit the frame the bar comes up because the sensors thinks the car is rolling over as far as leak its a cylinder u can take it out that one is one of the easier one to take out and sent it to dennis ficken hes the best in fixing cylinders do a search for his address
 

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I replaced the wheels on my car; it was on a lift, with the softop on, engine shut.
Roll-bar slept like a baby.

You seem to have a leaking cylinder in a delicate spot; get it fixed before it stains your pants.
 

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fellas:
I am going to swap wheels on the 92SL this week and currently have then hard top on the car. When the tires are lifted, will the rollbar attempt to engage?
If the hydraulic fluid is leaking by the drivers visor, is this the part needed the hydraulic cylinder, or the hydraulic valve?
Hi 4benzes,
You mentioned the hard top, as if you were worried about the rollbar deploying while the top was on. I don't know about every model year but my (1997 with Pano) rollbar is quite happy to deploy inside the hardtop. No problem, plenty of clearance. Sorry if I've mis-interpreted the reference to the hardtop.

Regards
Steve
 

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The rollbar should not operates or deploy when the key is removed.
And it would not hit the soft top or hard top when it is raised.
 

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The Best Hydraulic Cylinder Rebuild?

sent it to dennis ficken hes the best in fixing cylinders do a search for his address
Dear Jimmy9299,

please allow me to object to this statement. Maybe you are not aware of Top Hydraulics' services and quality of work.

I would like to point out that we are convinced we are using by far the best seals available. We custom make them. We are using advanced Polyurethane hybrids with PTFE backshells. PTFE stands for Polytetrafluoroethylene, which is the material that is trademarked as Teflon by DuPont. PTFE is chemically inert and has the well known low friction characteristics.

Our 3-year warranty is valid even if 'no-leak' or 'stop-leak' has been used. For reference, please check the following link: http://www.benzworld.org/forums/4358485-post3.html
 

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Rebuilding/repairing all hydraulic top cylinders

Btw., we are rebuilding ALL Mercedes hydraulic soft top or hard top cylinders.

R129, W124 (CE convertible), R170 (SLK230, SLK320), R171 (SLK350, SLK55), W208 (CLK430 etc.), W209 (CLK500 etc.), R230 (SL500 - SL63). No other party does this, as most of the non-R129 cylinders require special tooling and/or industrial equipment.

Soon to cover Porsche and BMW as well... :)

I used to be in the business of manufacturing high-end lasers in Silicon Valley, and now this Mercedes hobby has turned into another enterprise that gives me much joy for all the appreciation we receive from our customers.
 
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